R68s a new openwrt arm device. RK3568 2*2.5G+2*1G

It's also like an imitator of friendlylec r4s, but i think it is much biggger than r4s to contain 4 Rj45 ports.Volume is a deduction item.

This is a product launched by a small hardware manufacturer in China. It may be released in June.
At present, the price is not clear, but the manufacturer said it would be released on May 1. And the manufacturer said it would be a very surprising price. I guess it should be cheaper than j4125. I'm thinking about which is better, j4125 or this.

I didn't get the material object. I can only refer to the introduction of the manufacturer and translate.I may buy one r68s next month, and do more tests.

SOC RK3568B2
Memory LPDDR4 2GB
Hard disk EMMC 8GB/16GB
Network port
1000M *2 (RTL8211F-CG)
2500M *2 (RTL8125BG-CG)
Interface USB 3.0 *2
rk3568's aes-128-gcm Multiprocessor Score is equal to Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 3865U @ 1.80GHz : 2 Core 2 Thread

aes-256-gcm Single processor Score: 111254.13k

The merchant's channel has more introduction:


looks good, but most patches to enable peripheral of rk3568 haven't been merged into mainline yet.

The price is expected to be announced on May 1, with the aim of opening pre-sale in mid-May and official shipment in June.

Looks good but it is out of my budget. I am more concerned with cheap used routers (MT7621 / IPQ4019), which should be enough for my personal use.

These dedicated single board devices are much more powerful, even enough for enterprise usage, but I highly doubt if my company can buy them from China. On the other hand, it only takes me 1 week for anything from China to ship to my door.



that's a shame. I like my R4S because it has 4gb ram and i can abuse it for my ubiquiti controller via a docker image. 2GB of ram really hurts potential usage of that as a router/nas combo.


Indeed, I agree with you, but r68s has a 4GB version, which costs about $10 more. The standard version needs RMB 398. About $62, excluding shipping.

R5s looks more refined, I like it, but it's probably a lot more expensive. I predict it will cost more $20-30.

But I'm not going to buy either. My device is enough. The performance of the 3568 is really unattractive. I look forward to a cheaper rk3588 next year

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that's not bad for a 2.5gb router. Admittedly 2.5gb switches aren't cheap but if you want an internal network that handles nightly backups its worth considering. (however there is the argument that 2.5gb really shouldn't exist and people should go 5gb or 10gb fibre instead from 1gb.)

For those who are interested here are some benchmarks for the NanoPi-R5S.


you should rename the thread. its now offically the R5S.

actually this OP device is called r68s

Nice device for the price ...

theres another? what did i miss? Ohhh... i see. 2x 1gb WANs

How curious. I'd been following the r5s release but your link is first i've seen of the 4 port version.

The R5S would be better with its SSD for a NAS type usage.

The R68 is more "pure" router but with extra WAN.

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As far as I know, I saw a lot of rk3568 development boards here.

R68s, r5s, m68s, h68k series

Let me tell you the general difference: (it's really general, with small mistakes)

size:R68s>>h68k>=r5s= m68s

R68s:65-75$/plastic shell 2g-4g lpddr4 16g EMMC 2x2.5g+2x1g/dc12v

R5s:60-80$/cnc aluminum shell /2g-4g ddr4/8g EMMC /2x2.5g+1x1g/1hdmi/1nvme (poor) /tf card/type-c 5-12v

M68s:70$/cnc aluminum shell /maybe 2G ddr4/8g EMMC /2x1g/1*hdmi/tf card

H68k-a:50$/ aluminum die casting shell/2g-4g/sumsang ddr4/32g emmc/2x1g/sata extra board/1xhdmi/type-c 5V

H68k-b:60$/ aluminum die casting shell /2g-4g/sumsang ddr4/32g emmc/2x2.5g+2x1g/sata extra board/1xhdmi/type-c 5V

H68k-c:70$/ aluminum die casting shell /2g-4g/sumsang ddr4/32g emmc/sata extra board/1x2.5g+2x1g+1xwifi 6e/1xhdmi/type-c 5V

H68k-d:80$/ aluminum die casting shell /2g-4g/sumsang ddr4/32g emmc/sata extra board/2x2.5g+2x1g+1x wifi 6e/1xhdmi/type-c 5V


What does the (poor) refer to on the line for the R5s?

its only x1 pcie nvme so you wont get full speed like a proper nvme drive.

The results are more or less consistent across all three tests without massive variations, and in last we’ve got about 380MB/s for read and write, well below the SSD advertised write/read speeds, and results for ODROID-M1, but that’s because of the PCIe 2.0 x1 interface used in this design, instead of the PCIe Gen 3.0 x2 interface used in the Hardkernel board.

Screenshot from 2022-06-29 09-10-27
According to their schematic, NVME uses PCIE3.0 1 lane.

seems from benchmark it cant handle more the 1gbit even on 2.5g iface... and its not supported with openwrt?

Not the official openwrt, but they use their own OS version based on openwrt.

@shdf thanks but seems it cant handle even 1gbit properly ;-(

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