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AllWinner UltraOcta A80 big.LITTLE SoC Officially Announced, Includes PowerVR G6230 GPU

February 24th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Allwinner has formally announced AllWinner UltraOcta A80 SoC at Mobile World Congress 2014. The SoC featurs four Cortex A15 and four Cortex A7 cores in big.LITTLE configuration as well as Imagination Technologies PowerVR G6230 GPU, and a VPU with H.265 and VP9 support. The processor will be used in tablets, OTT media players, notebook PCs, all-in-ones, and smart TVs.


AllWinner UltraOcta A80 Block Diagram (Updated without VP9)

Key Features:

  • Ultra low power, high performance 28nm UltraOcta SoC with heterogeneous eight-core CPU computing
  • Ultra performance graphics – PowerVR G6230 GPU with two shader clusters and 64 FP32 ALU cores
  • CoolFlex power management system – optimized big.LITTLE technology to dynamically activate energy-efficient or high performance processor cores based on computing workload
  • Next generation video engine – 4K encode/decode, H.265, VP9
  • Triple-screen display support

Imagination PowerVR G6230 Rogue GPU is said to embed power saving technologies such as PVRTC and PVRTC2 texture compression formats, PVRIC (lossless image compression)  and PVRGC (lossless geometry compression). It supports OpenGL ES Next/3.0/2.0, OpenGL 3.x, DirectX 9_3/10, OpenCL and Renderscript APIs.

The press release appears to have been puit out mainly to describe features of PowerVR 6230 GPU, and details about peripherals are still missing, although we can see AllWinner A80 features MIPI, USB host, HDMI and an audio subsystems.

Beside AllWinner PR, you can also read more about the GPU in AllWinner A80 on Imagination Tech blog.

  1. natsu
    February 25th, 2014 at 01:58 | #1

    h.265 encoding capabilie really nice
    when ca we expect some tablets with that beauty 🙂

  2. natsu
    February 25th, 2014 at 02:00 | #2

    oh, and no word about frequencies 🙁

  3. Falcon1
    February 25th, 2014 at 02:06 | #3

    Damn, shame, PowerVR remains toxic

  4. Marius
    February 25th, 2014 at 02:29 | #4

    No matter what the PowerVR reps say I’d still stay clear of it for now. But for server purposes though this sounds good.

  5. February 25th, 2014 at 05:58 | #5

    Sound good to at least the Chinese chipmaker are tryin to run at the pace with the biggers one.

  6. adem
    February 25th, 2014 at 06:15 | #6

    do you guys know if any one bought one of these ???


    i cannot see any revues any where and this has been out for nearly a year

  7. February 25th, 2014 at 09:37 | #7

    AllWinner asked me to remove VP9 from the graph and features, so it may not be supported after all.

  8. Gabe
    February 25th, 2014 at 14:05 | #8
  9. February 26th, 2014 at 10:41 | #9

    So here’s the explanation… VP9 will be supported via GPU compute (OpenCL), not via the VPU.

    “Platforms incorporating the PowerVR Series6 GPUs include Allwinner A80, LG H13, Intel Moorfield and Merrifield or MediaTek MT6595. “

  1. February 25th, 2014 at 03:47 | #1