Allwinner A80 Octa-core processor unveiled


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Chinese processor maker is going after Taiwanese chip giant Mediatek with their own Allwiiner A80 Octa-core processor.

Allwinner have taken a different approach for their 8-core chip and have gone for a ARM’s big.LITTLE technology similar to Samusung’s Exynos chip, but can also switch to all 8-cores if the power is needed.

In theory this should make the A80 more power efficient than the Mediatek MT6592, which runs all 8-cores at once.

The Allwinner A80 octa is due to launch by the end of the year, so Mediatek will have a few months head-start on the Chinese brand, but the competition is great to see, we just hope Allwinner will support Open source better than their rivals.

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