Vorke Z1 Amlogic S912 Android TV Box Comes with 3GB DDR4 Memory

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DDR4 memory is coming to one more TV box. We first discovered it in Yundoo Y7 TV box powered by Amlogic S905X processor, but now Vorke, which started with Vorke V1 Intel Braswell mini PC and then V2 Ultra earlier this year, has now launched Vorke Z1 TV box with an octa-core Amlogic S912 processor combined with 3 GB DDR4 memory with higher bandwidth than your typical DDR3(L) memory.

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Vorke Z1 specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S912 octo-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.5 GHz with ARM Mali-820MP3 GPU
  • System Memory – 3GB DDR4
  • Storage – 32GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Video Output – HDMI 2.0a with HDR and CEC support up to 4K @ 60 fps, and 3.5mm AV jack for composite output
  • Audio Output – HDMI, AV jack (stereo audio), and optical S/PDIF
  • Video codecs – VP9, 10-bit H.265 up to 4K 60 fps, H.264 AVC up to 4K 30 fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p60, and many other codecs up to  1080p60
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x micro USB OTG port
  • Misc – IR receiver, power button
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 130 x 109 x 24 mm
  • Weight – 214 grams

vorke-z1-ddr4-tv-box

The TV box runs Android 6.0.1 with Kodi 17.0 (beta), and ships with an IR remote control, an HDMI cable, an power adapter for your country, and a user’s manual. While DDR4 should provide higher bandwidth (50% faster), it’s unclear how this impacts performance of apps used in TV boxes, and so far I have not seen any benchmarks, or actual apps comparison showing the user benefit of the faster RAM.

GeekBuying is now taking pre-order for Vorke Z1 for $99.99 shipped, with shipping scheduled in about 2 weeks.

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When considering possible benefit of the faster, cooler, but more expensive DDR4, must also consider the make/version/speed of eMMC storage.

hex
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can ı boot native linux in 912 devices?

glyn
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@hex

Yes, it can load with Linux

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Benchmark?
A1 SD BENCH TEST?
MEMORY RAM READ/WRITE SPEED?
MEMORY ROM (eMMc) READ/WRITE SPEED?

hex
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@glyn
Do you know any tutorial for booting linux in s912 devices?
u-boot tutorial? etc.
please help me
-sorry for my bad english.-

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The specs seem impressive, but we’ll have to look at how it fares in reality. Two USB (ignoring the uSD) ports is a downer. They should have put in one more.

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@glyn
are you sure?
now seems no S912 with linux yet