Allwinner announced 8-core H8 processor for the gaming market


Allwinner have announced a new processor designed specifically for gaming consoles and Android TV boxes.

Chinese chip makers are slowly catching up with Taiwan’s Mediatek in the octacore arms race. Allwinner, a manufacturer generally know for its tablet processor, has announced a new SoC designed for Android TV Box and Android gaming consoles.

The chipset is built around 8 x Cortex A7 cores and a PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Judging by those specs we believe the H8 will be aimed at mid-range 1080p products while the current Allwinner A80 will continue to be the flagship 4K model.

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The popularity in Android TV boxes has boomed in recent months, and with the removal of the games console ban in China, more companies are looking to enter the living-room with smart home products.

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