Tinker Board features an ARM-based RK3288 SoC and is equipped with 4 cores to enhance multithread application performance. It operates at frequencies of up to 1.8GHz, improving performance across all applications. This increase in CPU core count, along with an increase in processor frequency, helps to enable significantly faster performance in a wide range of applications, extending and enhancing project capabilities. As a result, typical PC tasks are faster and more responsive.
Tinker Board's GPU is based on the Mali™-T764 GPU. It offers up 16 cores and a 600MHz clock speed. When compared to competitor SBC GPU, Tinker Board offers better GPU computing and GPU acceleration performance.
Stream and Memory Performance
Tinker Board offers dual-channel DDR3 which delivers better memory bandwidth versus competitor devices that offer only a single-channel DDR2.
Tinker Board features SD 3.0 specification support, allowing for microSD card compatibility and significantly faster performance. Faster SD Card performance makes it a preferred solution for everyday computing or for application installation, file access and backup.
．Read speeds: up to 89% faster
．Write speeds: up to 40% faster
*Card spec: ADATA Premier UHS-I C10 64GBexFAT
||Audio Format / Sample Rate
||802.11 b/g/n with upgradable IPEX antenna
||Play: 24bit/192KHz, Record: 24bit/96KHz
||Audio output, Microphone input
||Audio output only
Tinker Board features Gigabit Ethernet, which offers significantly improved throughput versus competitor SBC that are equipped with 10/100 Ethernet.
Tinker Board's dedicated controller and non-shared bus design ensure superior packet delivery and reception. LAN performance remains the same on the Tinker Board during USB transfers versus LAN performance of competitor SBC which experience up to an 18% drop during USB transfer.
．LAN performance with USB transfer
Tinker Board offers superior read and write performance with external storage drives, allowing quicker read and write speeds. This improves workflow, copying, backups and overall file usage.
．Read speeds: up to 154% faster
．Write speeds: up to 6% faster
*Card spec: Kingston DataTraveler 64GB USB3.0
Wi-Fi Performance (Signal Loss)
Tinker Board Wi-Fi performance is more robust than what is available in most competitor devices, allowing for improved signal reception.
|Location: OctoScope platform
Target AP: ASUS RT-AC66U (Broadcom)
|Standard: b/g/n mixed
*Tinker Board - OS: Linux 4.4.0+ armv7l l Image Version: V20170113 l Memory Type: 2GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A17 Quad-core 1.8GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: Mali™ T-764
*Competitor SBC - OS: Linux 4.4.11+ armv7l l Memory Type: 1GB l CPU Type, Speed[GHz]: Cortex-A53 Quad-core 1.2GHz l GPU Type, Speed[MHz]: VideoCore IV