Daily Archives: May 26, 2014

Ouch! Allwinner A80 AnTuTu = 23,000-Range

Wow, this is not good news for Allwinner, even if it’s just a preliminary score for an unoptimized system. A leaked AntuTu score shows it running in just the 23,000-range [Google Translate].

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That’s pretty pathetic for an octa-core CPU. The octa-core MediaTek 6592 (1.7GHz) is in the 27,000-range. A quad-core Rockchip 3188 can hit 20,000-range, unoverclocked.

If Allwinner has pinned all their hopes on this CPU, it looks like they’ve lost their bet.

Same-day update: Let’s do math! If the touted 40,000-range AnTuTu score is at 2.0GHz, then the reading above of 1.2GHz is three-fifths of that. So the 23,000-range is three-fifths of the max AnTuTu score. So yeah, it could reach 40,000-range if the A80 runs at full 2.0GHz. But is that ever likely to happen? See this post. If 2.0GHz requires a honking huge heatsink and fan, no wonder the A80 is running at just 1.2GHz in this AnTuTu test — because that’s how it’ll likely be inside an actual tablet.

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Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 6

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Just four episodes left to this second season …

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cngadget Fixes iFive Mini 3GS Lag Problem

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Nice work!

Video after the break.

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Fargo TV Series: Google Hangout 5PM EDST Today

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The Windows Small Tablet Flood Begins

On June 1st, tablet vendors will be able to offer a Windows download option for their small tablets at no cost to them (although there might be a cost to users).

Today we have news of two new small Windows tablets from Colorfly and Cube.

Colorfly’s entry starts out as Android and has the irritating name i803 Q1.

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It begins as an Android tablet but will support dual-boot into Windows and has been shown running Windows too.

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