Within the framework of this year’s CES 2018, Rockchip has presented its new RK3399Pro SoC, a version of the well-known SoC Hexa Core RK3399 that includes a new NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit). This new SoC maintains the basic configuration of its predecessor with 2x high performance ARM Cortex-A72 processors, 4x ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a powerful Mali-T860mp4 GPU capable of decoding 4K@60fps video encoded in h.265.
The novelty of this RK3399Pro is the inclusion of a nucleus NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit) with which is powered and facilitate the development of utilities based on artificial intelligence such as facial recognition or speech recognition. It is a nucleus that being designed especially for this type of purpose greatly improves the performance that can be given by a GPU and improves consumption, much higher in the case of GPUs. A SoC with a somewhat limited market but surely see in profusion in development boards soon as it is compatible with much of the development software and interfaces of IA as OpenVX, TensorFlow Lite / AndroidNN API.