Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Which Chipset is Best?

Amlogic have released the successor to the immensely popular Amlogic S905X – the Amlogic S905X2. The new chipset add support for USB 3.0 for faster data transfers and HDMI 2.1 – allowing for higher resolutions. So how does the new Amlogic S905X2 compare with Amlogic’s other popular chipset – the octa-core Amlogic S912 SoC.

Let’s compare the S905X2 vs S912 to find out which is the best chipset.

Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Specifications:

Let’s take a look at the specifications of these two popular Android TV box chipsets:

Amlogic S905X2 vs S912: Performance:

It’s interesting to see that despite the Amlogic S912 chipset boasting more cores thanks to its 8 Cortex-A53 ARM cores in a big.LITTLE design, the Amlogic S905X2’s 4 cores are clocked faster at up to 2.0Ghz.

Whilst this means that the Amlogic S912 performs better in multi-core workloads such as multi-tasking, the faster single core performance of the Amlogic S905X2 should provide a slightly better experience when using Android apps, navigating the UI and other day-to-day tasks.

It’s also important to call out that the Amlogic S905X2 is the first Amlogic processor to include support for high-speed USB 3.0, offering much faster transfer speeds – perfect for playing high resolution movies from your USB drive or hard drive.