We already have in Chinese stores the first TV-Box that includes the new Rockchip RK3566 Quad Core SoC called H96 MAX that also includes 8 GB of RAM as an option, a figure that we had not seen until now,
The RK3566 SoC has been waiting and is willing to compete with the S905X3, which it surpasses in the GPU section, Mali G52 2MP vs Mali-G31 MP2, since in the CPU field they both use the same ARM Cortex-A55 processors. The operating system that it includes is the new Android 11, and we see that it does not include compatibility with the modern AV1 codec, although it does with VP9, H.265 and the HDR10 and HLG standards. Also included is a bluetooth remote control with gyroscopes and microphone to use voice search. As always we hope to make a Review of this new Box to test this new Rockchip SoC in depth.
SoC, RAM and storage
The Box H96 MAX includes a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, a Quad Core with low-power 64-bit ARM Cortex-A55 processors that theoretically go up to 1.99 Ghz, with a Mali-G52-2EE GPU and an iA NPU with a 0.8 TOPS power. The RAM is 4/8 GB DDR3 and the storage is 32/64 GB eMMc, we do not see a micro SD card reader so if we want to expand the storage we will have to use one of the USB ports.
In the field of wireless connectivity, it includes Dual Band Wifi aC and Bluetooth 4.0 with internal antenna. The connectors we have in this case are a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0, SPDIF digital audio output, Gigabit Ethernet port and an HDMI 2.0a video output with support for resolutions up to 4k @ 60Hz.
Price and availability
- The TV-Box H96 MAX with RK3566 SoC and 4/32 GB can be purchased in the Banggood.com & Aliexpress.com from $ 59.99 with free shipping.
- The version with 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage can be purchased for $ 73.60 with free shipping.