Orange Pi 5, 5B and 5 Plus immediately received 32 GB of RAM. What kind of devices are these? / Hebrew

Orange Pi 5, 5B and 5 Plus immediately received 32 GB of RAM. What kind of devices are these? / Hebrew

SoC Rockchip RK3588 is good for everything, in addition, it supports the amount of RAM up to 32 GB. Unfortunately, few companies that produce devices based on this chip present 32 GB versions of their devices. But Orange Pi is one of those manufacturers that cares about its users, presenting more and more productive and functional devices.

Accordingly, Orange Pi 5, 5B and 5 Plus immediately received 32 GB of RAM. Of course, the price has also increased, but nothing can be done here. Let’s take a look at the possibilities of single-payers that have received so much RAM and evaluate their prospects.

Orange Pi 5

Orange Pi 5 has not only everything that “raspberry” has, but also much more, including internal memory. And it’s not just about the memory, most of the features of this system are higher than the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B.

Here are the specifications of the device:

  • SoC – Rockchip RK3588S processor with 4x Cortex-A76 cores @ up to 2.4 GHz, 4x Cortex-A55 cores @ up to 1.8 GHz, Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU, 6 TOPS AI accelerator
  • System Memory – 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB (TBC) LPDDR4/4x
  • Storage – 32GB eMMC flash, 16MB QSPI NOR Flash, MicroSD, M.2 2242 socket for NVMe SSD
  • HDMI 2.1 up to 8Kp60
  • DisplayPort 1.4 up to 8Kp30 via USB-C port (DP 1.4 and USB 3.1 ports are multiplexed)
  • 2x 4-lane MIPI DSI connector up to 4Kp60
  • Camera I/F – 1x 4-lane MIPI CSI connector, 2x MIPI DCPHY connector (4-lane DPHY v2.0) with support for up to 3 cameras.
  • ES8388 audio codec
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • built-in microphone
  • HDMI 2.1 eARC support
  • Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 port, YT8531C GbE transceiver
  • Optional Wi-Fi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2T2R module, Bluetooth 5.0 with BLE support via Ampak AP6275P M.2 module
  • USB – 1x USB 3.0 port, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) Type-C port, 2x USB 2.0 ports
  • Expansion – 26-pin with 17x GPIO, 3x UART, 6x PWM, 2x I2C, 2x CAN, etc …
  • Debugging – 3-pin UART
  • Additionally – MaskROM and Reset buttons, Power LED, plus a status indicator
  • The size is 100 x 62 mm
  • Weight – 46 gr

The device has enough advantages. First, the size of the device does not exceed the size of a credit card. It is a little more than the “raspberry”, but also has more possibilities. Secondly, the developers tried to add maximum features for the minimum volume, and they succeeded, as far as can be judged.

According to the developers, the new single-board PC is able to replace desktops or nettops of the basic configuration. Of course, a single-payer is not suitable for solving high-performance tasks, but it can solve most basic or medium-level tasks.

Well, as an office/home option, the device is quite interesting. For example, you can connect several screens to it, which plays an important role for many representatives of the IT industry. By the way, there is not only HDMI, but also DisplayPort 1.4 with a resolution of up to 8K 30 Hz, implemented through a USB-C 3.1 port.

As for the price, it cannot be called low, but it is also very high.
Yes, the Orange Pi 5 with 8GB of RAM costs $85. This configuration also includes 32 GB of built-in memory, which is enough to install a large number of Linux distributions and other OSes.

At the same time, “Malinka” does not have a built-in memory. Well, if we talk about the Orange Pi 5 without internal memory, then the cost of such a model is $75 – the amount of RAM is the same as 8 GB.

As for the single-payer with 32 GB of RAM, it costs $159 (you can buy it on Aliexpress or Amazon).

Orange Pi 5 Plus

The developers added a Rockchip RK3588 SoC, plus the mini-PC got two HDMI 2.1 connectors, two 2.5GbE connectors, M.2 PCIe.

Here are its characteristics:

SoC – Rockchip RK3588

  • CPU – octa-core processor with 4 Cortex-A76 cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.4 GHz, 4 Cortex-A55 cores with a clock frequency of up to 1.8 GHz.
  • Arm Mali-G610 MP4 GPU with support for OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.2, OpenCL 2.2 and Vulkan 1.2
  • 6 TOPS AI Accelerator using INT4/INT8/INT16/FP16 mixed operation
  • VPU – 10-bit 8Kp60 H.265/VP9/AVS2 decoder, 8Kp30 H.264 decoder, 4Kp60 AV1 decoder, 8Kp30 H.265/H.264 encoder

System memory

– 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB LPDDR4/4x


  • 16MB or 32MB QSPI NOR Flash
  • MicroSD memory card slot
  • eMMC flash slot for 32GB, 64GB, 128GB or 256GB module
  • M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 connector for NVMe SSDs up to 2000MB/s

Video output

  • 2 HDMI 2.1 ports up to 8Kp60
  • DisplayPort 1.4 up to 8Kp30 via USB-C port
  • 2x 4-channel MIPI DSI connector up to 4Kp60
  • 6-pin FPC connector for touch screen

Video input

  • The camera is a 4-lane MIPI CSI connector
  • HDMI 2.0 input up to 4Kp60


  • ES8388 audio codec, AWINIC AW8733ATQR audio amplifier
  • 3.5 mm audio jack with headphone and microphone support
  • On-board microphone
  • HDMI 2.1 eARC support
  • Speaker connector


  • 2 x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports via RTL8125BG controllers
  • Additional WiFi and Bluetooth via the M.2 module


– 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbit/s) Type-C port, 2x USB 2.0 ports


  • 40-pin connector with GPIO, UART, I2C, SPI, CAN, I2S, PDM, AUDDSM, SDIO, PWM
  • M.2 Key-M (PCIe 3.0 x4) connector for 2280 NVMe SSD or other PCIe 2280 modules (such as AI accelerators)
  • M.2 Key-E connector (PCIe 2.0 x1/PCM/UART/USB2.0) for 2230 modules such as WiFi 6 and Bluetooth modules
  • Debugging – 3-pin UART connector for serial console


  • Power, MaskROM and Recovery buttons
  • Power LED, Status LED, RGB LED
  • IR receiver
  • 5V fan connector
  • 2-pin connector for RTC backup battery

Power supply

  • 5 V/4 A via USB Type-C port
  • RK806-1 PMU


– 100 x 62 mm (as in Orange Pi 5B)


– 46 grams

The most noticeable difference from the previous model is two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports at once. There are also two HDMI outputs and one HDMI input, plus the ability to connect a solid-state drive via the PCIe NVMe interface.

As for the processor, it’s a chip that beats the Rockchip RK3588S used by many raspberry clone manufacturers. The chip has four high-performance Cortex-A76 cores running at up to 2.4 GHz and four energy-efficient Cortex-A55 cores (1.8 GHz).

Graphics – integrated, GPU Mali-G610 MP4, with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.2 and Vulkan 1.1. The chip is capable of working with 8K video (7680×4320) at 60 frames per second (H.265/AVS2/VP9/H.264/AV1 codecs). And a plus – there is also a neuroprocessor unit with a performance of 6 Tops.

Regarding the cost, that is, different options:

  • Orange Pi 5 Plus with 4 GB – $89
  • Orange Pi 5 Plus with 8 GB – $109
  • Orange Pi 5 Plus with 16 GB – $129
  • Orange Pi 5 Plus with 32 GB – $179.

Orange Pi 5B

Finally, another single board from the same company received a Rockchip RK3588S processor with eight cores (four Cortex-A76 with a frequency of up to 2.4 GHz and four Cortex-A55 with a frequency of up to 1.8 GHz). Graphics – Arm Mali-G610 MP4. It is worth mentioning the II-accelerator with a performance of up to 6 TOPS. Well, the amount of RAM LPDDR4/4x can vary from 4 to 32 GB.

Internal memory – 32, 64, 128 or 256 GB. Ports and connectors – USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (compatible with DP 1.4), HDMI 2.1 interface with support for 8Kp60 output, two USB 2.0 connectors, audio connector, microSD slot. 17 × GPIO, 3 × UART, 6 × PWM, 2 × I2C, 2 × CAN, 2 × MIPI DSI, 1 × MIPI CSI, 2 × MIPI DCPHY interfaces are available to the user. The dimensions are 100×62 mm, the weight is 52 g. Power is supplied through an additional USB Type-C connector.

The cost is from $90 to $179.

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