ROCK Pi X : Overview


ROCK Pi X is the first X86 SBC(Single Board Computer) by Radxa. The board also shares the same footprint as the Raspberry Pi, and apart from the Intel processor shares a lot of similarities with Radxa’s Rock Pi 4, based around the Rockchip RK3399, which they released at the tail end of last year. Interestingly of course, because of the Intel processor, the new Rock Pi X board will be able run Windows 10 and Linux distributions. The ROCK Pi X is started after the Radxa team get a lot of inquiries from the users if the ROCK Pi 4 can run Windows.

ROCK Pi X features an Intel Cherry Trail quad core processor Z8300, 64bit dual channel 1866Mb/s LPDDR3, up to 4K@30 HDMI, MIPI DSI, eDP, MIPI CSI, 3.5mm jack with mic, 802.11 ac WIFI, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Port, GbE LAN, 40-pin color expansion header, RTC. Also, ROCK Pi X supports USB PD and QC powering.

There isn’t any news on availability quite yet, but the Rock Pi X Model A will ship priced at $39 for the 1GB model, $49 for the 2GB model, or $65 for the 4GB model. While the Model B, with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, will ship at $49 for the 1GB model, $59 for the 2GB model, or $75 for the 4GB model which represents the top end specification available.

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Although if you opt for the cheapest model, with only 1GB of RAM, you’ll be restricted to running Windows in 32-bit mode as the 64-bit edition requires a minimum of 2GB of RAM.

The board is a bit more expensive than Atomic Pi board, especially considering the lack of internal storage, but it will be easier to use, and it’s also a much smaller board. Since it’s an Intel board, the usual operating systems such as Windows 10, Ubuntu 18.04 and other Linux distributions, and Android should work out of the box as early issues such as the lack of HDMI audio on Intel Bay Trail/Cherry Trail processors were fixed a few years ago.

Please check Specifications given below.

Rock Pi X Features

Model ROCK PI X Model A ROCK PI X Model B
Processor 64bits Quad Core X86 Processor
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail
Quad-core processor @ 1.44 GHz / 1.84 GHz (Turbo)
Intel Gen8 HD graphics @ 500 MHz
Memory LPDDR3
64bit dual channel LPDDR3@1866Mb/s, 1GB/2GB/4GB optional
Storage eMMC module (Optional industrial compatible high performance eMMC module, 8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB available)
μSD card (μSD slot supports up to 128 GB μSD card)
Display HDMI 2.0 up to 4k@30
MIPI DSI 2 lanes via FPC connector
HDMI and MIPI DSI can work at the same time, support mirror mode or extend mode.
Audio 3.5mm jack with mic
HD codec that supports up to 24-bit/96KHz audio.
Camera MIPI CSI 2 lanes via FPC connector, support up to 800 MP camera.
Wireless None 802.11 ac wifi
Bluetooth 4.2
with on board antenna and external antenna support.
USB USB 3.0 OTG X1, hardware switch for host/device switch, lower one
Ethernet GbE LAN GbE LAN with Power over Ethernet (PoE) support
additional HAT is required for powering from PoE
IO 40-pin expansion header
2 x UART
2 x SPI bus
2 x I2C bus
1 x PCM/I2S
2 x PWM
1 x ADC
6 x GPIO
2 x 5V DC power in
2 x 3.3V DC power in
Others RTC
RTC battery connector for time backup(optional)
Power USB PD, support USB Type C PD 2.0, 9V/2A, 12V/2A, 15V/2A, 20V/2A.
Qualcomm® Quick ChargeTM: Supports QC 3.0/2.0 adapter, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Size 85mm x 54mm

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