Post Reply

[Q] Allwinner a10 vs cortex a9

OP Brute.Force

29th September 2012, 09:02 AM   |  #1  
Brute.Force's Avatar
OP Senior Member
ⓍⒹⒶ ⒹⒺⓋⒺⓁⓄⓅⒺⓇⓈ
Thanks Meter: 287
 
323 posts
Join Date:Joined: Sep 2012
More
Hello everyone
I want to buy a budget tablet and of so much research i have found two tablets in my budget
1. Ainol novo 7 tornados
2. Ainol novo 7 advanced 2
The screen size, processor and most of the hardware are same and both run ics. The only difference is that Advanced 2 has a allwinner a10 processor and tornados has amlogic. The allwinner is based on cortex a8 while the amlogic is based on cortex a9. The following site compares them but i am confused that if a8 is better than what is the use of a9. Isnt the cortex a9 successor of cortex a8

Actually i cant post link because of restriction so do a google search for allwinner vs amlogic and click the link of "slate 4 sure blog"

Please recommend me that which one should i buy and is the comparison true.(i.e A8>A9)
1st October 2012, 04:41 AM   |  #2  
Member
Thanks Meter: 6
 
42 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
Thumbs up Hey...
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndroidAddiction

Hello everyone
I want to buy a budget tablet and of so much research i have found two tablets in my budget
1. Ainol novo 7 tornados
2. Ainol novo 7 advanced 2
The screen size, processor and most of the hardware are same and both run ics. The only difference is that Advanced 2 has a allwinner a10 processor and tornados has amlogic. The allwinner is based on cortex a8 while the amlogic is based on cortex a9. The following site compares them but i am confused that if a8 is better than what is the use of a9. Isnt the cortex a9 successor of cortex a8

Actually i cant post link because of restriction so do a google search for allwinner vs amlogic and click the link of "slate 4 sure blog"

Please recommend me that which one should i buy and is the comparison true.(i.e A8>A9)

Hey...check this website out. i don't know why XDA developers haven't dug into everything Ainol since they're cheap and powerhouses. i would suggest you ask there but in my experience the a9 is a successor and it's much faster. here's the lnk http://www.slatedroid.com/forum/341-...c-cpu-devices/ and there you have all the devices. unfortunately the Advanced 2 is in the upper thread since it's a bit older! I got my Tornados for only 71 USD off of ebay and it regularly ranges to 100 USD...so if you gotta spend the extra couple of bucks for newer software ..then why not...if i helped press the Gracias ( thank you) button
15th November 2012, 09:30 PM   |  #3  
Senior Member
austin
Thanks Meter: 18
 
297 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2011
More
if I could relight this one briefly so I don't create a new thread: can one of you more knowledgeable guys explain to me: for a single core Cortex-A9 implementation like an AW or the AGPtek / WM8850 unit, does it matter much how generous internal memory is? 512mb sounds like enough for such simple design but I do not yet understand how the memory controller manages memory especially to feed the graphics processing unit. for the little cost, i'm prone to want to go "more is better" route: 1GB of internal...
16th November 2012, 01:43 AM   |  #4  
Junior Member
Flag Folsom
Thanks Meter: 5
 
19 posts
Join Date:Joined: Dec 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by cognus

if I could relight this one briefly so I don't create a new thread: can one of you more knowledgeable guys explain to me: for a single core Cortex-A9 implementation like an AW or the AGPtek / WM8850 unit, does it matter much how generous internal memory is? 512mb sounds like enough for such simple design but I do not yet understand how the memory controller manages memory especially to feed the graphics processing unit. for the little cost, i'm prone to want to go "more is better" route: 1GB of internal...

Are both tablets with the same AP? If not then more may not necessarily be better. Let me explain - if one of them has a dual channel memory controller, pick that even if it has lower memory. The reason is that in case of dual channel memory controller the arbitration overhead is lower so memory fetch latency is lower for all components.

If they both have a single channel memory controller, pick the one with the 1GB RAM. Hopefully answers your questions.

As far as how the memory feeds the GPU - usually it is the other way round. It is the GPU that fetches the data from memory. The implementation is very different from GPU to GPU and therefore from AP to AP.
12th February 2013, 07:50 PM   |  #5  
kaptorali's Avatar
Junior Member
Saratov
Thanks Meter: 2
 
15 posts
Join Date:Joined: Feb 2013
Allwinner has bigger community and 1GB is better!
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Questions and Answers by ThreadRank