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].
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.