It’s been a while since we heard anything from Yinlips, and even longer since they released anything worth getting excited about. Whether or not their newest addition changes that probably depends a lot on your priorities in a handheld.
The RK3168 is RockChip’s answer to all those people who clamour for longer battery life in their gadgets, sporting just two 1.2Ghz cores it is said to be able to play 1080p videos at half brightness whilst only consuming roughly 280mA at 3.8V. RockChip Vice President Chen Feng boasts that this equates to roughly 10 hours of 1080p video off a 3100mAh battery. The SoC is built on a 28nm process just like the RK3188, but uses the PowerVR SGX540 instead of the quad core Mali400 GPU – and it is this RK3168 that Yinlips decided to use in their YPDG18D
Aside from the obvious downside in that this CPU performs slightly worse than last year’s RK3066, its low cost and power sipping qualities make it ideal for cheap tablets. But how will this translate into gaming machines? Apparently scoring a meagre 8653 in the Antutu benchmark, I’m not ever so keen to be the first to find out.
Never the less, if you’re interested then click through to the Yinlips website for more specs and photographs.
Thanks to reader ‘help’ for pointing this one out 🙂