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Amlogic S912(-H) TV Box Boards Are Starting to Show Up

Amlogic S912 is one of the most expected processor this year for TV box users, and while there’s still a few months development needed before devices based on the new platform go on sale, some boards have started to surface on the Internet.

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The first board named S912_MBX_REF_Q02_V01 is shown above, and has the following specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S912 or S912-H octo core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ 2.0GHz  with ARM Mali-820MP3 @ 750MHz+
  • System Memory – 2GB  (Optional 1GB)
  • Storage – 16GB eMMC flash (Optional 8GB) + micro SD slot
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0 and AV ports
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV, and optical S/PDIF
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Misc – IR receiver, recovery push button (behind AV jack)

As a reminder the -H suffix means Dolby and DTS licenses are paid for, so audio down-mixing will work in all apps.

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The second board is called S92-V01, will likely found its way into MXQ S92 or similarly named products, and specifications are quite similar except the AV is gone, and it features one extra USB port. Both boards also appear to provide easy access to the serial port.

  1. Benjamin
    June 28th, 2016 at 18:44 | #1

    So whats the difference compared to S905 ?

  2. Paulin ARBOUX
    June 28th, 2016 at 18:59 | #2

    @Benjamin
    At least a last gen GPU : mali 830mp3 vs 450mp3 => we might have double or triple GPU performance πŸ˜€

  3. natsu
    June 28th, 2016 at 19:30 | #3

    videostrong had already 2 designs based on S912, KB3 and KB4 with DVB tuners
    http://www.videostrong.com/productshow.asp?id=924&sid=248

  4. June 28th, 2016 at 19:34 | #4

    @Benjamin
    You can check the table @ http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/12/17/amlogic-s905m-and-s912-processors-to-support-4k-vp9-hdmi-2-0a-built-in-dac-and-more/.

    Basically quad more cores, faster Mali-T830MP3 GPU, 4K VP9 hardware decoding, 1080p H.265 hardware encoding, embedded 10/100M Ethernet PHY, built-in stereo DAC, and HDR support.

  5. Harley
    June 28th, 2016 at 20:23 | #5

    Hope that Amlogic step-up and improve their SDK implementation for Android’s MediaCodec API.

    While Amlogic does have among the best codecs for Linux and their own custom implementation for Android, they have among the worst codecs for Android’s MediaCodec API.

    Point in fact, the next version of Kodi / XBMC will only support Android’s native MediaCodec API on Android.

  6. Benjamin
    June 28th, 2016 at 21:17 | #6

    @Paulin ARBOUX

    I see. So nothing really noteworthy for video playback.

  7. Fossxplorer
    June 28th, 2016 at 21:34 | #7

    USB vers. 3 or 2? Could be a good Linux box if Linux is supported afterwards by the community πŸ™‚

  8. blu
    June 28th, 2016 at 21:57 | #8

    Any idea if the A53s in the S912 implement the AES, SHA and CRC armv8 extensions? I’m asking since the cores in the S902 don’t.

  9. Theguyuk
    June 28th, 2016 at 22:03 | #9

    Speaking of video strong it is a shame they don’t sell these to the public with Linux support,

    http://www.videostrong.com/productshow.asp?id=953&sid=263

  10. natsu
    June 28th, 2016 at 22:29 | #10

    @Theguyuk
    they will very soon

  11. natsu
    June 28th, 2016 at 22:31 | #11

    @Harley
    if there is an android Kodi krypton version at all

  12. Eversor
    June 28th, 2016 at 23:22 | #12

    If this is another single channel, 32-bit DDR3 design, it is not a big improvement over existing hardware.

  13. Theguyuk
    June 29th, 2016 at 03:08 | #13

    @natsu
    And I notice they do 2ghz A9 with SATA jack

    http://www.videostrong.com/productshow.asp?id=952&sid=253

  14. Jibril
    June 29th, 2016 at 03:47 | #14

    new SOC with old RAM size… another board with only 2 GB of RAM… boring.

  15. Renw0rp
    June 29th, 2016 at 04:10 | #15

    @Jibril

    does playing movies require more?!?!

  16. w0rm
    June 29th, 2016 at 06:26 | #16

    @natsu
    Android nighties of Kodi are up for download but like Harley mentioned unless Amlogic steps up with better support for the MediaCodec API or Codesnake from WeTek hacks a way around it’s gonna be ugly for Amlogic devices.

  17. mdel
    June 30th, 2016 at 20:14 | #17

    natsu :
    @Theguyuk
    they will very soon

    Do you know where we can buy those videostrong boards ?
    I did try to find a source for their “K1 DVB” board but couldn’t find one.

  18. Mr Netflixer
    July 10th, 2016 at 10:29 | #18

    w0rm :
    @natsu
    Android nighties of Kodi are up for download but like Harley mentioned unless Amlogic steps up with better support for the MediaCodec API or Codesnake from WeTek hacks a way around it’s gonna be ugly for Amlogic devices.

    Unless Kodi gets an Android code maintainer then a whole bunch of Kodi forks will be the future of Kodi on Android going forward regardless of the Hardware used.
    Even large, resource rich, companies like nVIDIA cannot get it right with deinterlacing now broken in Android when using Mediacodec on the Shield.

  19. michael
    July 14th, 2017 at 20:10 | #19

    I want to know if there is a board with the amlogic S912-H and a M-sata interface and no emmc solded to the board

  20. michael
    July 14th, 2017 at 20:11 | #20

    sorry with a M2-sata interface

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