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Allwinner A80 Octa-Core Hardware Coming Next Month

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Published on 05 May 2014 09:15 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware
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In June we should start seeing the Allwinner A80-based hardware designs hitting the market for a much needed performance boost for Allwinner SoCs.

The Allwinner A80 is the company's first Cortex-A15-based SoC design and it's in a big.LITTLE configuration to sport eight processor cores in the form of four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores. The A80 Octa should be mightly powerful compared to the Chinese company's well-known A1x/A2x line-up with Cortex-A8 and A7 chips that power many of the cheap foreign tablets on the market. Making the Allwinner A80 more appealing too is that its graphics are upgraded to the PowerVR G6230. While there's been many Cortex-A15 and big.LITTLE SoCs already out there, the A80 should be coming in at a low price point and drive up the performance for next-gen, low-end devices.

Availability on A80-powered hardware has been quiet but there's been announcements recently concerning a PcDuino 8 ARM development board, but Allwinner has been quiet on specifics. We have now heard from Allwinner that the PcDuino 8 and CubieBoard 8 powered by this new high-end Chinese SoC, will be shipping in June. Confirmation was provided to us via Twitter. Hopefully we'll be able to get our hands on some of the A80-based products for ARM Linux benchmarking at Phoronix.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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