Allwinner Technology company known primarily as a supplier of SoC for budget Android-tablets, but clearly not averse to learn and new directions. It is thus possible to characterize the announcement of a new chip called Allwinner H8, which is focused on the use of set-top boxes, as well as game consoles.
On the assurances of the Chinese manufacturer, the level of performance of the chip is sufficient for video playback in high quality and run certain games.
The composition of SoC Allwinner H8 includes eight cores ARM Cortex-A7 and Graphics PowerVR SGX544, which provides video playback at 1080p at 60 frames per second with the use of modern format H.265.
Also there is support for interfaces HDMI, USB and Gigabit Ethernet, which promises connectivity options HDTV, external monitors and peripherals, along with network equipment, plus three controller to work with the standard memory cards SD.
CPU operates at frequencies up to 2 GHz, and integrated graphics running at 700 MHz and supports OpenGL ES 2.0 / 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1. In this case, the chip Allwinner H8 made on 28-nm process technology at the facilities of TSMC, and finished devices based on this SoC should be on the market in the current quarter.