TOP 7 :the best 4 core android tv boxes
What is a 4 core android TV box?
The core, also known as the core, is the most important component of the CPU. The number of cores is the number of cores. The biggest difference is the number and capacity of cores. Generally speaking, the more cores, the stronger the performance and the stronger the multithreading ability. The core is made of monocrystalline silicon with a certain production process. All calculations of the CPU, receiving/storing commands, and processing data are all executed by the core. Various CPU cores have a fixed logical structure, and logical units such as level one cache, level two cache, execution unit, instruction level unit and bus interface will have a scientific layout. In order to change the management of CPU design, production, and sales, CPU manufacturers change the corresponding codes of various CPU cores, which is the so-called CPU core type. A quad-core processor is a processor core with four identical functions on a processor based on a single semiconductor. In other words, integrate four physical processor cores into one core. So when we buy Android TV boxes, their parameter column will definitely indicate the number of cores of the CPU processor. At this time, we can see the number of cores and the difference between dual-core and quad-core. The difference between them is directly reflected in the price, and ordinary consumers are not very clear about the difference between dual-core and quad-core. Today I will introduce to you what is the difference between dual-core and quad-core.
Basic knowledge of dual-core and quad-core
Dual-core and quad-core refer to the number of cores in the CPU processor. The core here can also be called the core. It is the most important part of the CPU processor, because all functions of the CPU are implemented through the core. The number of different cores directly affects the speed and efficiency of the CPU when performing tasks. Although processors with eight cores or even more cores have appeared on the market, dual-core and quad-core processors are more popular due to power consumption.
We can understand the meaning of dual-core and quad-core in terms of quantity. To put it simply, dual-core means that there are two cores in the CPU, which is the fusion of two physical cores into one CPU. Quad-core refers to the number of cores in the CPU consisting of two dual-cores, and there are four computing cores in the entire CPU.
The specific difference between dual-core and quad-core
Dual-core computers are computers with dual-core processors. Dual-core processors are based on a single semiconductor and have two processor cores with the same function. In other words, two physical processor cores are integrated into one core to form a dual-core CPU. The dual-core processor has strong performance and can significantly improve the computing performance of the PC. This feature is particularly prominent when performing multi-task operations. The total number of instructions that a dual-core processor can execute in each clock cycle is double that of a single-core processor, which greatly enhances the performance of the processor, especially when dealing with multiple tasks, compared with a single-core processor Has a greater advantage.
Three cores are three cores integrated in a single CPU, which is equivalent to the performance of three CPUs, but it cannot be said to be a computer with three CPUs. Three cores have not been used, and I don't know its performance.
The quad-core is composed of two dual-cores, each dual-core sharing 4M L2. From a theoretical point of view, when the two are not fully loaded, the results should be similar. When both sides reach full load at the same time, the quad-core performance should be twice as good as the dual-core performance. The maximum increase of the physical quad-core relative to the physical dual-core is about 80%, and the maximum increase of the hyper-threading quad-core relative to the physical dual-core is about 40%. The difference between the two is about double.
The difference between dual-core and quad-core is first reflected in the loading speed when processing multitasking. We can understand it this way. Open four programs on a computer or mobile phone. If it is a quad-core CPU, its loading speed is faster than a dual-core CPU. In addition, their difference is also reflected in the calculation of large amounts of data, the ability of quad-core CPU to process large amounts of data is stronger than dual-core CPU.
If the dual-core CPU and the quad-core CPU are not fully loaded, the performance gap between the dual-core CPU and the quad-core CPU is not very obvious. But if it reaches full load, the performance of a quad-core CPU is theoretically twice as good as a dual-core CPU. If it is a physical quad-core, then its performance should be increased by about 80% compared to dual-core. The threaded quad-core CPU, its performance should be about 40% higher than the dual-core. To use a visual analogy, a dual-core CPU is equivalent to a two-person team playing a BOSS, and a quad-core CPU is equivalent to a four-person team playing a BOSS. Of course, the four-person team is more efficient.
Of course, if you want to ensure that the performance of a quad-core CPU is better than that of a dual-core CPU, the first thing to ensure is to purchase a reliable quality quad-core CPU, because some of the inferior quad-core CPUs are not as good as dual-core CPUs.
Nowadays, the 4-core technology has been applied for more than ten years, and the technology is very mature. If it is not a special application, the quad-core android tv box can already be used.
How to choose the tv box of Rockchip, Amlogic and Allwinner quad-core CPU?
H96 android tv box is currently on the market with four-core tv boxes. Let’s compare H96 amlogic 4 core with Rockchip quad-core and allwinner quad-core today.
First, let’s take a look at the Amlogic quad-core android tv box.
There are amlogic s905x2 – H96 max x2
Feature introduction: H96 Max X2 TV box release on the Amlogic S905X2 CPU and the Mali G31 GPU. I have been getting some good performance from this new hardware in other boxes, and the H96 Max X2 in this review performed really well, and at the same time needed some improvement in some areas.
Quad-core H96 max x2 test video: https://youtu.be/2nf4-j7fO4w
How about Amlogic s905x3 quad core android tv box?
H96 Max X3 is fine mid-range TV box.
4-core android tv box H96 max x3 test video: https://youtu.be/6wtvyzKj2n8
So what are the models of Rockchip's quad-core android tv box?
Remember RK3328 – H96 max plus? I used android 8.1 at the beginning, and now it has been updated to android 9.0. Let us watch the test video for specific parameters: https://youtu.be/CYgNvbmTzN8
Next, I will introduce one of the most popular models of H96 Rockchip rk3318 – H96 max rk3318, this android tv box is also quad-core, let’s watch a test video together: https://youtu.be/wwl_uHmOnEs
If you want the cheapest android tv box with four cores, then choose Rockchip RK3228a cpu, the corresponding H96 models are H96 mini H8 and H96 mini V8,
Test video of h96 MINI H8: https://youtu.be/TnY_1Yp7uKU
Here is a brief introduction to the characteristics of H96 mini V8. Since it is the latest release and the price is the cheapest, it cancels 5.2G wifi and Bluetooth. Of course, some customers will choose to customize, so the price will be more expensive. . Currently, H96 mini V8 is mainly sold at a price advantage. And it is very convenient to use the popular TIK TOK, currently only this one is supported on the market. And supports OTA online firmware upgrade.
Test video of H96 MINI V8: https://youtu.be/xSPK6tZRHQ4
Most distributors and wholesalers of the above-mentioned amlogic and rockchip chip companies know that Allwinner may be very unfamiliar. Allwinner chips are very cost-effective, and usually the same chip quality, the price will be lower. For example, allwinner H616 and Allwinner H6, which support 6K, are also quad-core processors, but they support 6K decoding. The corresponding model of Allwinner H616 is H96 max H616, and the corresponding model of Allwinner H6 is H96 mini H6.
If you compare them together, then H96 max H616 will be cheaper than H96 mini H6, but H96 mini H6 supports 4+128GB, if you want 128GB, then except for amlogi S90X3, you can only choose H96 mini H6. Test Video: https://youtu.be/po8mW6j9RFk
Test video of H96 max H616: https://youtu.be/3dWTx0voqN8
Summary: Currently H96 is selling four-core products in the market. If you want to know about 8-core products in the future, join us and we will send samples or price lists as soon as possible. H96 tv box has rich experience in the android tv box market and has its own R&D team. Do you want to wholesale or customize it?