Many have been waiting for A80 OptimusBoard development board powered by AllWinner A80 octa-core big.LITTLE SoC to come to market. It could be another board will be targeting the DIY crowd, as LinkSprite and AllWinner have announced a strategic partnership to work on PcDuino8 board also based on the upcoming eight core SoC.
The board picture above appears to be exactly the same as PcDuino3 with AllWinner A20, except they’ve replaced it with A80. This is really odd by itself, and since AllWinner A80 does not support SATA, an extra USB to SATA IC would be required. The lack of USB3 port is also surprising. So I’m assuming the board above is simply a photo edited in Photoshop. We could then further assume the board is not ready, and they are simply waiting for the PCB, which will they debug in May, before shipping the board by the end of May (as scheduled), or June. That would be quite a tight schedule.
Unfortunately, the specifications were not disclosed, and we don’t have any information about price and availability either.
Via Mini Pcs community.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
9 Replies to “PcDuino8 Board Will be Powered by AllWinner A80 SoC”
That photo is definitely a mock-up. The photo of the A80 is shot from above, but skewed to match the perspective of the board photo.
Photo Chop, and a bad one at that
There’s also news about Cubieboard8 – http://www.padnews.cn/?p=9367
No specs, and the same photo-shopped pictures.
But they expect the board to be ready mid-June.
I would like to see how they will do this when officially Allwinner say the processors will be ready for sale in July earliest 🙂