The Allwinner processors may be less known than others SoC for tablets, but they are among the most popular chips in TV box and soon also in the VR viewers. the Chinese company officially launches its R-Series range with three models, which could be used for various applications: Allwinner R16 and R40 are quad-core ARM Mali 400 graphics, while Allwinner R58 is after it premiered last May, a octa-core processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics. And we have been fortunate to know them closely.
As we noted CNX-Software, one of the most interesting features is the SATA support Allwinner R40 that will allow you to connect a portable hard drive, desktop or an SSD drive to any system with this processor, be it a notebook, a TV box or Mini PC. Although Allwinner R40 is underpowered, it still represents a step forward compared with Allwinner A20 replaces, not only because it has twice as many cores but also because it is made with the production process to 40 nm (55 nm and no more), with a significant increase in performance and a reduction in consumption. Like all R-Series chips, also Allwinner R40 is based on core ARM Cortex A7, supports encoding and decoding video at 1080p and 60 fps, Ethernet, USB 2.0, HDMI and more.
Allwinner R16 is positioned as a low-cost solution for IoT devices, with support for operating systems based on Linux or Android. The octa-core Allwinner R58 is a more powerful SoC, the manufacturer directs the hybrid 2-in-1 and convertible. Right for a refresher: The series also includes the entry-level single-core Allwinner R8 (Cortex-A8) 1 GHz with Mali 400 MP2 graphics. Next year, however, will be the turn of the new Allwinner R88, R18 and R6.