We’ve known the main features of Amlogic S905Y2 and S905X2 processors namely an upgrade to an Arm Mali-G31MP2 GPU with OpenGLES 3.1, and support for USB 3.0 The S905X2 SoC is specially designed for TV Box, for example: H96 Max X2. The S905Y2 SoC is designed for OTT 4K HDMI dongles / HDMI Sticks, for example: X96S. S905X SoC S905Y2 SoC S905X2 SoC Ultra Low Power —– Always On MCU and wake on voice Always On MCU and wake on voice CPU Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 13800 DMIPS Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 18,400 DMIPS Quad-Core Cortex-A53, 18,400 DMIPS GPU ARM Mali-450 MP3, 750MHz ARM Mali-G31 MP2, 850MHz ARM Mali-G31 MP2, 850MHz Security Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Secure boot, TEE, HW crypto, OTP, TRNG, Key ladder, Video Watermarking Memory 16/32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR2/3, Up to 3GB, DDR2400 32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4, Up to 4GB, DDR3200 32-bit DDR3/4, LPDDR3/4, Up to 4GB, DDR3200 Storage NAND Flash@BCH60, eMMC 5.0, SD, SPI NOR SLC NAND Flash, eMMC 50, SD, SPI NOR/NAND SLC NAND Flash, eMMC 50, SD, SPI NOR/NAND Video Decoder 4Kp60 10b H.265, 4Kp60 VP9 Profile 2, 4Kp30 H.264 4Kp75 10b H.265, VP9 Profile 2, AVS2 4Kp30 H.264 4Kp75 10b H.265, VP9 Profile 2, AVS2 4Kp30 H.264 Video Encoder 1080p60 H.264 1080p60 H.264, H.265 1080p60 H.264, H.265 PQ Engine Basic PQ 8-th Gen TruLife Image Engine 8-th Gen TruLife Image Engine Ethernet 10/100 MAC + PHY —– 10/100/1000 MAC + 10/100 PHY USB/PCI-e 2x USB 2.0 2x USB 2.0 + USB 3.0 / PCIe Gen-2 2x USB 2.0 + USB 3.0 / PCIe Gen-2 Audio Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, PDM, 2x L2S out Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, 8x L2S in, 8x L2S out, 8x PD Stereo DACs, SPDIF-out, 8x L2S in, 8x L2S out, 8x PD Video Output 4Kp60 HDMI 2.0b, CVBS 4Kp60 HDMI 2.1 4Kp60 HDMI 2.1, CVBS Video Input —- TS in DVP, TS in HDR HDR10, HLG HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, TCH Prime HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision, TCH Prime Package 13mm x 13mm BGA 10.9mm x 10.9mm BGA 14mm x 14mm BGA Technology 28nm 12nm 12nm There actually more differences than I expected. Going from top to bottom in the comparison table above, the new processors feature an ultra-low power MCU core to be used for wake-word detection, and possibly other features. We did not get CPU frequency numbers per say, […]
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.
Amlogic S905X2 vs Amlogic S905X, what is new? Many people know that Amlogic S905X is the most successful CPU in the OTT TV box market. Amlogic S905X2 is actually an updated version of Amlogic S905X. Amlogic S905X2 has a NEW thing compared with S905X: it support for USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.1 (in theory capable of supporting up to 10K resolutions), although HDMI 2.1 is not a practical point at this moment. To be simple, Amlogic S905X2 has USB 3.0 while Amlogic S905X has USB 2.0 only. S905D is a variant of the S905X2 (they come with the same hardware configuration), but it has native support for TDT, satellite and Cable tuners. With the new process at 14nm this type of TV Box will have a more controlled temperature, something that is appreciated since they tend to be products that get very hot. In short, both Amlogic S905X2 and S905D have support for USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.1. Amlogic S905X2 Main Specifications: * USB3.0/PCIE2.0 (PCIE or USB3.0 with multiplexed IO) * Enhanced 8-ch I2S interface * HDMI 2.1: 4Kx2K@75 * Support multi-video decoder up to 4Kx2K@60fps+1x1080P@60fps (Better video decoder than S905X/S912) * H.265/H.264 video encoding up to 1080P@60fps with low latency * Build-in Cortex-M4 core for always on processing * Build-in Cortex-M3 core for system control processing(S905X/S912 also feature with this) * Support LPDDR4@3200 * Amlogic S905X2 build-in 100M PHY and 1000M MAC
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Amlogic plans to launch at least three new processors for OTT boxes and set-top boxes this year: Amlogic S905X, Amlogic S912, and Amlogic S905D. We already knew Amlogic S905 specifications, but I’ve recently received a document with some more details about Amlogic S912 revealing Mali-T820 GPU, a lack of USB 3.0 support, but still some interesting features such as HDMI 2.0a, 4K VP9, 10-bit H.265, Gigabit Ethernet Mac, and so on.