A80s Octa Core Allwinner SOCs – they finally arrived!


Allwinner surprised us nicely while we have been at Linux Con they sent us 10 samples of their super duper new A80 Octa core processor.

I hate when Marketing in some companies start mixing dreams with realities and announce chips while they even are not in the pipeline 🙂

Allwinner announced this chip in February, then promised samples to be shipped in May, June, August, September, well they finally sent 10 in October 🙂

The reason we still do not see mass production of devices with A80 can be guess after reading CNX-Software blog . The firmware performance is still far away from stable and exploiting all features this chip can offer.

From Allwinner were kind enough to send some samples to Linux-Sunxi community.

We are almost complete with our A80 design so soon we will have more update.

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bert
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 18:28:27

    And ICs above are?..


  2. miniNodes
    Oct 17, 2014 @ 18:43:08

    Looking forward to your work!


  3. thantik
    Oct 24, 2014 @ 02:47:11

    Please please please have eDisplayPort broken out somewhere! I’m wanting to develop a retina-display netbook with this new board. 😀


  4. Christian
    Oct 26, 2014 @ 23:19:39

    Can you give us an crude indication when we will see Olimex devices with A80s? A quarter from now, a year from now, or …


  5. Darren Wise Esq
    Mar 25, 2019 @ 18:30:35

    Hehh I remember sharing an email or two with you guys at Olimex some years ago though about the A80 design and even then, they had some issues.. Still a powerful SoC! 😀 HawkEye!!!


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