[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Firefly EC-I3588J is a new desktop PC based powered by an 8-core 64-bit Rockchip RK3588 chipset. The Firefly’s EC-I3588J computer has a metal brushed enclosure, with a tempered glass top cover for convenient viewing inside. Firefly RK3588 desktop computer offers up to 32GB RAM, expansion storage, 4K triple display, or 2x 8K, multi-system support, and more.
The Firefly company has its hands full lately. Recently, it has released several devices based on the latest Rockchip RK3588 SoC. Recently, you could meet the Firefly ROC-RK3588S-PC single-board computer powered by a cheaper version of the mentioned processor, namely the RK3558S SoC.
Earlier, the 8K Firefly ITX-3588J Mainboard was based on the RK3588 SoC. Which, as you can easily guess, is inside this interesting-looking case. A small and stylish case that measures 20 x 20 x 8.5cm inside which we find the mainboard with the RK3588 SoC. This kit allows you to build an efficient Linux desktop PC / server. As Firefly informs on its website, the device supports Android 12.0, Ubuntu Desktop version and Server version, Debian11, Buildroot, KylinOS, and UOS. It also supports RTLinux, delivering excellent real-time performance. Besides, UEFI Boot is available.
As already mentioned, the enclosure (including rubber feet) has a tempered glass top cover that allows you to see inside. Under a large fan we find an 8-core 64Bit Rockchip RK3588 SoC (4×Cortex-A76+4×Cortex-A55, up to 2.4GHz). Firefly’s mainboard / computer supports up to 32GB RAM 64bit LPDDR4 / LPDDR4x / LPDDR5. In addition, up to 128GB eMMC storage. The housing allows for a friendly expansion of storage. We have to use:
- M.2 SATA3.0, can expand with one 2242 (SATA3.0) SSD
- 4 × standard SATA3.0, can expand with two SATA3.0 SSD/HDD
- TF Card Card
EC-I3588J PC supports supports 2.4GHz / 5GHz Dual-band WiFi6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.0, and support 5G / 4G LTE expansion. Besides Firefly’s RK3588 computer has 2 × 1000Mbps RJ45 Ethernet (One of them can supports POE power supply and max output is 60W).
Firefly EC-I3588J Computer with 8K video decoding and encoding
Desktop computer based on RK3588 chipset offers [email protected] H.265/VP9 video decoding and [email protected] H.265/H.264 video encoding. Besides, it supports [email protected] AV1 decoding. Firefly PC supports triple display up to 4K @ 60Hz. Of course also 8K @ 60Hz depending on the ports used. Below are the possibilities:
- HDMI2.1 ([email protected] or [email protected])
- HDMI2.0 ([email protected])
- USB-C multi-function interface output (DP1.4 [email protected])
In addition, we find the VGA port (1080P @ 60fps) and HDMI-IN (4K @ 60fps) for input video (support HDCP 2.3)
As you can see above EC-I3588J RK3588 computer has a large number of I / O ports. Including 4 × USB3.0 (Limit 1A), one USB-C multi-function interface （USB3.0 OTG / DP1.4, Limit 2A) and two USB2.0 ports (Limit 500mA).
Availability and price
At the moment, we do not have information about the availability, price, and versions (RAM / storage) that will be sold. Probably in a few days everything will be clear and we will let you know immediately. More information and details about Firefly’s newest RK3588 computer from the EC-I series can be found here.