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

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.

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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.

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

natsu
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oh, and no word about frequencies 🙁

Falcon1
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Damn, shame, PowerVR remains toxic

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

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[…] Pra galera dos chips, o dia também foi corrido: Qualcomm Snapdragon 610 (quad-core) e 615 (octa-core), os primeiros 64 bits da empresa. Intel Merrifield e Moorefield. Allwinner UltraOcta A80, o primeiro big.LITTLE da empresa. […]

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

adem
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adem

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

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Arrival-DITTER-V21-Android-4-2-Quad-Core-A31S-8GB-Mini-PC-Android-TV-Box/1296091890.html

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

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