Firefly EC-I3588J - a Mini PC with Rockchip RK3588 SoC, and Support 8K support 8K Decoding


Firefly released a new EC-I3588J Mini PC, which is based on the RK3588 processor with up to 32GB of RAM and 8K Decoding video support. Firefly's new EC-I3588J is a compact computer with an unusual design with brushed metal sides, a tempered glass cover that makes the interior visible. The Firefly EC-I3588J is above all a case adapted to the Firefly ITX-3588J motherboard launched at the beginning of March. An offer which therefore has nothing really revolutionary since the said card uses the standard Mini-ITX format.

Capable of running Android 12 or GNU/Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Debian, and Buildroot, Firefly positions the EC-I3588J as a system that can be used as a general-purpose ARM computer, edge computing device, server, or device. video, among other things. The Firefly EC-I3588J measures 200 x 200 x 85 mm (7.9″ x 7.9″ x 3.4″) and weighs 1.3 kg. At the heart of the computer is the Firefly ITX-3588J motherboard that the company unveiled earlier this year and which retails for under $500 if you prefer to choose your own mini ITX chassis.

The board features an embedded RRK3588 processor with four ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores, four Cortex-A55 cores and Mali-G610 MP4 graphics, plus a neural processing unit with up to 6 TOPs of performance. 8K video hardware-based encoding and decoding is also supported, and the computer has multiple video ports, including:

  • 1 x HDMI 2.1 (8K @ 60 Hz ou 4K @ 120 Hz)
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0 (4K @ 60 Hz)
  • 1 x USB Type-C (with DisplayPort 1.4 8K @ 30 Hz support)
  • 1 x VGA (1080p @ 60 Hz)
  • 1 x HDMI input (4K @ 60 Hz with HDCP 2.3 support)


Other ports include four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet connectors, and microphone and line audio connectors. The computer supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 and there is optional support for 4G or 5G cellular modems. The Firefly EC-I3588J supports up to 32GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage and supports SATA 3.0 storage, including an M.2 2242 SSD and up to four hard drives or SSDs. There is also a microSD card reader.

The body size is 200 x 200 x 85mm and the weight is 1.3 kg. Firefly has not announced the price or specific launch date of the EC-I3588J, but considering that the price of the motherboard is already above $459, the price of the whole machine will definitely not be less than $500 (RMB 3,250).

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