Android News Allwinner A80 - in action soon? Optimus Board with octa-core CPU A80

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    Allwinner plans to leave quite an impression. The A80 SoC of Allwinner might have its debut early in 2014 - at least the marketing of Allwinner is spreading the word about the A80 Optimus Board running the ocatcore A80.
    That does imply that dies of the SoCs might be just around the corner.

    If all that being said about the A80 is true - we might see a new performance power house at work.
    It is still good enough to power tablets (reading it might be power hungry) - needs to be seen.

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    The A80 uses four ARM Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores

    Furthermore Allwinner A80 is said to use a big.LITTLE set up. This configuration allows device to run a specific number of cores (typically used to increase battery life) or run all 8 cores simultaneously (when maximum performance is needed).
    It is believed that the SoCs can reach up to 40,000 (update rumors claim now 48k) in Antutu benchmark(!)

    But first tablet products are already lined up - Teclast T97 Air:

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    http://liliputing.com/2013/12/allwinner-a80-optimus-board.html
    http://www.allwinnertech.com/en/awt/news/2013-12-31.html
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12...tures-allwinner-a80-octa-core-big-little-soc/

    http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fedwardweinert.com%2Fnowosci%2F2013%2F12%2Fteclast-t97-air-z-procesorem-allwinner-a80-octa%2F
     
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    Looks cool, I also heared that all the Chinese Manufacturers are working on 8 Core GPU with QuadCore SoC.
    Also AmLogic, is working on the M802 which is out now...



    Last Years AmLogic was not as popular as Rockchip, but I think they have really good Engineers who do a great Job with FW for 1080p !
    They have less Antutu, less Performance but do a better Job for watching real 1080p as Rockchip and Alwinner !
    I think now with that M802 ( 2GHz ) they can reach up to come a bit closer to Rockchip.

    Anyway, I personally like the RKBatchTool very much, it´s really easy to flash Devices instead of Alwinner or MTK.
    Also I think Antutu with 40000 is cool, but who needs this in real Life ??
    On a Phone it´s really enough to have more then 15000 to get a smooth Device.
    On a Tablet 19000 are really fast and smooth, so who needs 40000 and more... I think this is only important to get a smooth LINUX running on ARM.

    Lets see what comes up...
     
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    Yap..Amlogic is to watch...if they come out on time....

    But I find it amazing that Allwinner seem to have the A80 already up and running... (!).
     
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    hi mrkus21, Whould you let me know why you think RKBatchTool is easier to use than AW and MTK's one ? Which features make you think so?
    As I know, AW's new tool named as PhoenixSuit v1.08 is very easy to flash PADs, you can see the files attached.
     

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    Well, the PR is on... at least between RK3288 and A80.
    upload_2014-4-11_23-5-30.png
    Soon as the RK3288 makes its rounds in the web - the Allwinner A80 also catches some peoples attention.
    It is also expect sometime in 2014. We'll see... ;-)!

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    And some more infos float around... quite impressive I have to say

    • Octa core 4xA15 and 4xA7 in ARM big.LITTLE allowing all cores to be active at the same time
    • PowerVR G6230 OpenGL ES 3.0
    • up to 8GB RAM (!?)
    • H.264 and H.265 codec support
    • and so on
    ATAB

    Source: http://liliputing.com/2014/04/allwinner-a80-octa-core-chip-coming-q2-2014.html#
    http://allwinnertech.com/
     
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    Allwinner's A80 released at HK fair 2014? Over 40,0000 in AnTuTu!?

    According to these press release/wire the A80 - Allwinners new ARM 8-core (HMP) SoCs power house - was shown on a fair in HK today ("...Related product videos and demos can be found at Allwinner's booth (3H14, Hall 3, Asia World Expo)....").

    Products are expected within two months.

    Some A80 benchmark - take it with a grain of salt:
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    Source:
    http://edwardweinert.com/newsy/2014...ta-a80-osiagnal-w-antutu-wynik-41556-punktow/


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    Exciting times...
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    Picture of the A80 Optimus board in a nice enclosure
     
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    Not confirmed yet.. but A80 posts here a strong result
     
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    PRESELL on GEEKBUYING !!
     
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    Looks interesting... but it is about time... any user reviews yet somewhere!??

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    No just on presell

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    I know... but it is out there... and some 'users' have it already...

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    Maybe also Interesting, ATAB..



    Specs:

    CPU Octa-core big.LITTLE ARM Cortex-A15/A7

    GPU PowerVR 64core G6230 GPU Comply with OpenGL ES 3.0/2.0/1.1 OpenCL 1.1 Direct 9.3

    Video UHD H.264/VP8 4k*2k@30fps video decoding Multi-format FHD video decoding, including Mpeg1/2, Mpeg4 SP/ASP GMC, H.263, H.264 BP/MP/HP, VP8, WMV9/VC-1, Jpeg/Mjpeg, etc. 264 High Profile 4096*2048@30fps、 1080p@120fps or 720p@240fps, H.265/VP9 1080P@30fps video playback, H.264/VP8 4K*2K@30fps video capture, 3840×1080@30fps 3D encoding/decoding, BD/SBS/TAB/FP supported, Comply with RTSP, HTTP,HLS,RTMP,MMS streaming media protocols

    Display Support multi-channel HD display, Integrated HDMI 1.4 transmitter, RGB/LVDS/EDP LCD interface, Dual-channel LVDS 1920*1080@60fps

    Camera Integrated parallel and MIPI I/F sensor, Support 8/10/12-bit YUV/Bayer sensor, Support 5M/8M/12M/16M CMOS sensor

    Memory RAW NAND Flash controller with 72-bit ECC, Dual-channel DDR3/DDR3L/LPDDR3/LPDDR2 controller,up to 8G

    Audio Integrated digital audio interface

    OS Android 4.4.2 、linux3.4.39

    Driver support: LCD, Touch Screen, UART, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, EDP, etc Support from Nand/eMMC Flash, SD card startup guide. Default Android4.4 system, and provide Linux 3.4 source code

    Source: ARMDevices.net
    http://armdevices.net/2014/08/16/merrii-allwinner-a80-optimusboard-development-board-now-shipping/
     
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    For me personally it would be cool if the Manufacturer would support different Linux ROMs that you can flash by yourself.
    I´m not the Coding Guy so need this from the Factory. And we all know we wanna play with this Stuff and test other Things, this can be cool.
    Also interesting, the Power Consumption of this Devices, so maybe someday it can change the Home PC Market...
    If this can run Linux smoothly and it should because of the Specs, you can buy a Cheap A80 Dev. Board instead of a new PC.

    Interesting and I will follow this SoC mini PCs and Dev. Boards... ;-)
     
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    Well, finally the board seems to be made available pretty soon - or even can be ordered now. But have you seen the price $345 + shipping ..Wow... so it seems a full blown development package though (despite not complete or outdated Linux support) - other than that it is hard to justify the price - if you want to go retail and not to make some sample boards.
    Or it is just an initial price... that needs to come down to gain any traction w/ the community really.

    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/pro...A80-Android-4-4-Board/1021496_2015735541.html

    See over here at cnx-software.com
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/08/16/allwinner-a80-development-board-optimusboard/
     
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    Yes, but I think those prices will come down if more manufacturers come to the market. We should wait and see what happens is more factory's do those boards

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    I guess for A80 Optimus there is only one manufactuer...but let's if the SoC gets picked up by other board makers as well.

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