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Quartz 64 Model B: Raspberry Pi competition with M.2 slot


When it comes to single-board computers, most users will surely think first of the Raspberry Pi, however, there are many providers or alternatives in the field of mini PCs. With Quartz64 Model B, Pin64 online store is a single board computer with four Rockchip RK3566 cores, up to 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM and Mali-G52 2EE Bifrost GPU.

There is also an M.2 slot, which is definitely one of the most important features of this board. Of course, a Gigabit Ethernet connection and a MicroSD slot should not be missing either. In addition to the LAN connection, the built-in 802.11ac WiFi with the Bluetooth 5.0 chip can also be used. Two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port provide additional connectivity options. 4K video output. SPI flash is specified as 128Mbps. A 40 GPIO interface is also available.

More details about the Quartz64 Model B can also be found in a separate file wiki. The 4 GB version is priced at $60. On the other hand, if you need 8GB of RAM, you have to put $80 on the table.

Technical Specifications:

  • 4 ARM Cortex A55 Cores @ 2.0GHz
  • ARM Mali G52 MP2 GPU
  • LPDDR4 RAM (up to 8 GB)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • MicroSD slot
  • eMMC module slot
  • 128Mbit SPI Flash
  • 4K digital video output
  • 2 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x USB 3.0
  • M.2 slot (1x PCIe Gen2)
  • 40 pins GPIO
  • 802.11ac WiFi with Bluetooth 5.0
  • Serial Interface Connector (DSI) display
  • Camera Serial Interface (CSI) connector
  • Real time clock (RTC) port
  • 3.5 mm audio connector