It’s been a while since RockChip announced their new line of SoCs, but it looks like they’ll finally be available to buy in consumer products some time this month. The SoC is comprised of a Quad core 1.8Ghz CPU, Quad core 500Mhz Mali-400 GPU,
1GB 2GB* of RAM and will be built on the 28nm process.
*It looks to be 2GB going by the Pipo M9 just released on Lightake.
Early benchmarks place it pretty close to the cutting edge Snapdragon S4 Pro found in Google’s flagship Nexus 4, amongst others. While real life application might not be quite as good as the stats would have you believe – it certainly seems like China are catching up with the Western world when it comes their own mobile processors.
One of the first products boasting the new SoC will be Cube’s U30GT2 tablet, available soon for $225. Unfortunately RockChip processors
never rarely seem to find their way out of tablets and into anything more interesting (anyone know why that is?), but AllWinner have a new SoC on the horizon too – so watch out for the A31 in the coming weeks.