Rockchip: new RK3588 SoC in 8nm and RK3530 for TV-Boxes

Rockchip has just presented its chip roadmap for the remainder of the year and 2020 at an event in its homeland. Plans are full of new features, including its powerful RK3588 SoC manufactured in 8nm and the RK3530 SoC specifically aimed at TV- Box and similar. Chips that come to compete with the new Amlogic SoCs that are winning the battle in many areas. We hope to soon have all the full specifications of these two new Chips.


The powerful RK3588 SoC would be the direct heir of the RK3399 a new chip that will surely also make this appearance on Chromebooks. This chip stands out for its 8nm manufacturing process, which, together with the introduction of new processors and GPUs, would achieve a 40% reduction in energy consumption in parallel with an improvement in power of between 20% – 30%.

This SoC would be an Octa Core with 4 processors ARM Cortex-A76 and 4 ARM Cortex-A55 while the GPU still do not have data. What we do know is that it will integrate a NPU 2.0 (Neural Processing Unit) for AI jobs, 8K video decoding thanks to its VPU 3.0 and support for user interface in 4K resolution.

  • The date of the official launch of the RK3588 SoC given by the brand is that of the beginning of 2020.


The RK3530 SoC is a chip specifically oriented to TV-Boxes that replaces the RK3328 and that gives a good jump in all levels. This SoC is a Quad Core with ARM Cortex-A55 processors and a Mali-G52 GPU that supports Vulkan graphics acceleration and has improvements in power of 30%, efficiency of 15% and 3.6 times in artificial intelligence compared to the GPU Mali-G51. This chip adds native support for DDR3, LPDDR3, USB 3.0, SATA3, Gigabit Ethernet and integrates a Rockchip VPU 2.0.

  • The new RK3530 SoC is expected to be available this summer 2019.


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