Android News AMLogic 4 Core Cortex A9 AML8726-M8 SoC (M801/M802, M803/M805) with up to 8 Core Mali 450 GPU [?]

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    AMLogic To Unveil Quad Core Cortex A9 AML8726-M8 SoC with 8 Core Mali GPU [Mali450??]

    Read more: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/04/28/amlogic-to-unveil-4-core-cortex-a9-aml8726-m8-soc-with-8-core-mali-gpu/#ixzz2RmLncEzE

    Or here
    http://vondroid.com/threads/list-of...res-for-tablets-and-phones.3458/#.UX1XfO_DJ-A

    • Quad Core Cortex A9 @ 2.0 GHz (20,000 DMIPS)
    • 8 Core “Next-Gen” Mali GPU interesting what GPU might that be? Mali-450 MP6 @ 500 MHz
    • Dual Channel DDR3, LPDDR2, 128-bit memory interface, 64-Bit ECC
    • 4K2K video decoding. Dual 1080p video decoding, 1080p video encoding, Dolby DD, DD+, DS1, and DTS
    • HDMI 1.4b with 3D, HDCP, and CEC
    • 4K2K Video Output
    • 28nm process at TMSC
    If that SoC is on time it might become the fastest Quad@A9 out there...combined with the 28nm process node it might steer up the market for budget tablets as well. There is not much you can ask more form a SoC these days.

    Hopefully it will get OpenSource support as well...but that needs to be seen.

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    It got very silent around the AML8726-M8 !?
    Does anyone know some more about it?

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    I guess that SoCs has a hard time - nowhere being seen...It has fallen very quite around the chip.

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    Well... there have been news on this (which might prove that this combo could become the most powerful A9 quad core to date for tablets... but remember SoCs w/ A15 and such are already more powerful).

    Source: http://www.cnx-software.com/
     
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    It seems that AML8726-M8 is also called M803 or M805 (?).

    Some general information on that SoC (in German):
    http://www.notebookcheck.com/Amlogi...6-M8-mit-ARM-Mali-450-8-Core-GPU.91792.0.html

    And some graphics benchmarks showing off the MP450
    http://gfxbench.com/compare.jsp?D1=Lenovo+K900&D2=Amlogic+AML-M802+K200&cols=2

    Here someone trying to make up his mind.. what to buy..including AML8726-M8 SoC
    http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/93465-to-buy-or-not/page__st__20

    A prototype tablet first look (in Chinese):
    http://www.padnews.cn/?p=2761
     
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    AML8726-M8 becomes M8X family@28nm

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    As seen in above graphic there is no more AML8726-M8 anymore - but a family of M8XX SoCs. I guess it is to separate the new products from the already known offerings like the AML8726-MX SoCs, which were known to perform reasonable well but not like in quad core territory. The new family will change this - by the looks as mentioned before - they might become the strongest offering for A9 based quad core so far. The A9r4 (revision 4) is said to be more power conscious as well as to allow higher clocks.

    Amlogic is said to have shown a slide of with the V975m tablet (9.7″, M802?) boosting equivalent and in some cases even lower power consumption than another 9.7″ tablet powered by a quad core Cortex A7 processor of the competition(?).
    But take it always with a grain of salt. Nevertheless it would be quite an achievement to come close to A7 solution anyways.


    But remember there is the A15 that out stripes the A9 by far - in performance (and power consumption) - nevertheless M8XX SoCs look like an interesting line up.

    M801/M802 High end of M8XX family:
    • Quad core Cortex A9r4 @ 2GHz with Octo-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 600MHz @28nm
    • GPU 132 MT/s, 3,600 Mpixel/s, 54 GFLOPS
    • 4K2K video decoding, Full 1080p decoding (multi-codec), and 1080p H.264 encoding
    • Dual channel DDR3/LPDDR3 up to 4GB
    • 64-bit SDRAM bandwidth
    • HDMI 1.4 up to 4K2K
    • OS – Android 4.4 Kit Kat (Dec. 2013), Google TV version 4
    • BGA package, 28nm HPM
    M803/M805 lower end of M8XX family:
    • Quad core Cortex A9r4 (?) with Quad core GPU 450 Mali? @28nm?
    • 1080p H.265 decoding, and 1080p HW encoding
    • Dual channel DDR3/LPDDR3 up to 2GB
    • 64-bit SDRAM bandwidth
    • HDMI 1.4 up to 4K2K
    • OS – Android 4.4 Kit Kat
    • BGA package, 28nm HPM. M803 pin-to-pin compatible with M801/M802
    Source: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12...8-and-64-bit-arm-processors-m9/#ixzz2pW30ASuV

    [​IMG]

    Superior power consumption when V975M is compared to competing quad core solutions - Amlogic claims at least.
    [​IMG]

    It can be found at geekbuying but just in a presell:

    http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Onda...ive-Touch-Screen-2048-1536-1G-16G-323182.html
    (But no bluetooth !?)

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    According to this slide from Amlogic - M801 is beating the competition hands down in Antutu.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    M9 A5X
    Also so to note is, that Amlogc appears to skip A15 altogether but eyes the A5X (ARM next evolution of ARM architecture including 64bit) instead (-> M9).

    • ARM Cortex A5X CPU (64-bit ARMv8), Mali T7XX GPU
    • 1080p encoding, 1080 H.265 / H.264 decoding
    • Ultra low power

    Read more: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12...8-and-64-bit-arm-processors-m9/#ixzz2pW4655vJ

    Sources:
    http://www.padnews.cn/?p=5452
    http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12...8-and-64-bit-arm-processors-m9/#ixzz2pW4655vJ
    http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Onda...ive-Touch-Screen-2048-1536-1G-16G-323182.html

    http://www.android-hilfe.de/onda-tablet-forum/502598-onda-v975m-2ghz-quadcore-mali450mp8-gpu-2.html (German - someone already owing a Onda-V975M?)
     
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