Asus Tinker Board
|Release date||April 19, 2017|
|Introductory price||about US$59.99|
|Operating system||TinkerOS (a Debian Linux derivative), Armbian (Debian or Ubuntu derivative), Android|
|System-on-chip used||Rockchip RK3288|
|CPU||1.8 GHz 32-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A17|
|Memory||2GB Dual Channel DDR3|
|Storage||MicroSDHC UHS-1 slot|
|Graphics||ARM Mali-T764 GPU - Supports 1080 & 4K|
|Website||ASUS specifications page|
The ASUS Tinker Board is a single board computer launched by ASUS in early 2017. Its physical size and GPIO pinout are designed to be compatible with the second-generation and later Raspberry Pi models. The first released board features 4K video, 2GB of onboard RAM, gigabit Ethernet and a Rockchip RK3288 processor running at 1.8 GHz.
|Model||Tinker Board||Tinker Board S|
|Release Date||April 2017||January 2018|
|CPU||Quad core 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A17 (up to 2.6GHZ turbo clock speed) (32-bit)|
|GPU||600 MHz Mali-T760 MP4 GPU|
|RAM||2GB dual channel LPDDR3|
|Storage||removable MicroSD slot ( supporting SD 3.0 )||16GB eMMC + removable MicroSD slot ( supporting SD 3.0 )|
|Video output||full size HDMI 1.4, MIPI-DSI (compatible with the Raspberry Pi 7" display and others)||full size HDMI 1.4 (CEC support added), MIPI-DSI (compatible with the Raspberry Pi 7" display and others)|
|Video input||MIPI-CSI camera|
|Audio||RTL ALC4040 HD CODEC, Play: 24bit/192kHz, Record: 24bit/96kHz
3.5 mm audio jack ( supporting line out and microphone in )
|RTL ALC4040 HD CODEC, Play: 24bit/192kHz, Record: 24bit/96kHz
3.5 mm audio jack ( supporting line out and microphone in, Plug-in Detection and Auto-Switch )
|Other IO||40-pin header with:
1 x 2-pin contact pin :
|40-pin header with:
1 x 2-pin contact pin :
1 x 2-pin Power-on Header
|USB||4 x USB 2.0 ports|
|Networking||Gigabit LAN ( not shared with USB bus )|
|Wireless||Bluetooth V4.0 + EDR, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, with IPEX antenna header|
|Power||Micro-USB; due to Micro-USB power delivery limitations, powering over GPIO is suggested |
|Form Factor||3.37 inch x 2.125 inch ( 8.55 cm x 5.4 cm )|
|Operating Systems||TinkerOS is a Debian Linux derivative & Android 6|
|Notes||The specifications provided by Asus|
ASUS' intent to release a single board computer was leaked shortly after CES 2017 on SlideShare. ASUS originally planned for a late February 2017 release, but a UK vendor broke the embargo and began advertising and selling boards starting on 13 February 2017, before ASUS' marketing department was ready. ASUS subsequently pulled the release; the Amazon sales page was changed to show a 13 March 2017 release date, but was later removed entirely. However, as of 24 March 2017[update], the Tinker Board again became available on Amazon. ASUS assured reviewer websites that the board is now in full production.
Tests so far have shown that the Tinker Board has roughly twice the processing power of the Raspberry Pi Model 3 when the Pi 3 runs in 32-bit mode. Because the Pi 3 has not released a 64-bit operating system yet, no comparisons are available against a Pi 3 running in 64-bit mode.
Recent[when?] benchmark testing found that while the WLAN performance is poor at only around 30Mbit/s, the gigabit ethernet delivers a full 950Mbit/s throughput. RAM access tested using the mbw benchmark is 25% faster than the Pi 3. SD card (microSD) access is about twice as fast at 37MiB/s for buffered reads (compared to typically around 18MiB/s for the Pi 3) due to the Tinker Board's SDIO 3.0 interface, while cached reads can fly at up to 770MiB/s.
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