Not so long ago we informed you about the new cheap SoC from Amlogic called Amlogic S905W which supports [email protected] video. As it turns out this is not the last cheap SoC from Amlogic. The chipset manufacturer has decided to introduce another cheap SoC called Amlogic S805X.
New Amlogic S805X SoC based on four Cortex A53 cores, Mali-450MP GPU, but no 4K support, and instead H.264, H.265 and VP9 video decoding up to 1080p60, is a dedicated low cost TV Boxes. Amlogic 805X will be quite similar to Amlogic S905X and S905D with the same CPU by clocked at a lower 1.2 GHz frequency, the same penta-core GPU, TrustZone support, and Fast Ethernet. The main difference is that in order to lower costs, they limited the multimedia capabilities to 1080p video decoding, and 1080p video output. Is there really a need for this type of SoC hard to determine, but probably so since Amlogic decided to create the S805X chipset. Certainly, the S805X chipset will be able to see in development boards. As we mentioned earlier, its main advantage will be the low price and support of [email protected] More in a document shared on Amlogic Open Linux website.