Raspberry Pi 400 “clone” features a 6-core CPU and 4GB RAM

The Raspberry Pi 400’s first clone comes in the form if the Orange Pi 800. This computer and keyboard combo features a Rockchip RK3399 SoC (system on chip), a 6-core 64-bit ARM processor. This SoC utilises the “big/little” architecture and consists of 2x Cortex-A72 high performance cores and 4x Cortex-A53 efficiency cores. Also present on this SoC is an Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU.

Also present in this keyboard PC is 4GB LPDDR4 RAM (same as the Pi 400), 64GB of onboard EMMC storage and gigabit ethernet. It is not yet clear if the keyboard (case) will ship in different key layouts, the one pictured in all material is a US layout.

The Orange Pi 800 looks strikingly similar to the Raspberry Pi 400.

Rear I/O consists of a USB-C power connector, a 26PIN IO interface, 3.5mm headphone and mic combo jack, VGA port (without screw threads), a full-size HDMI 2.0 port, micro-SD card expansion slot, gigabit ethernet, 2x USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port. This is quite a wide range of useful ports.

Orange Pi 800 rear I/O

Orange Pi 800 specifications:

  • Rockchip RK3399 CPU
    • 6-core big/little architecture
    • 2x Arm Cortex-A72 cores at up to 1.8GHz
    • 4x Arm Cortex-A53 cores at up to 1.4GHz
  • Arm Mali-T860MP4 GPU
  • 64GB on board EMMC storage
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • Dual-band IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ac wireless WiFi
  • Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE support
  • Video outputs:
    • 1x HDMI2.0 (up to 4K@60fps)
    • 1x VGA
  • Audio outputs
    • 3.5mm combo jack
    • HDMI 2.0a
  • USB
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB 2.0
  • Type-C power supply connector
  • 26 Pin GPIO connector
  • Case dimensions
    • 78-key QWERTY Keyboard
    • 286mm x 122mm x 22mm
    • 385g

Pricing and availability has not been announced at the time of writing (05 June 2022) but this page will be updated once these details have been released.

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