Amlogic, we have a problem!

An aggressive speed throttling is being enforced on Amlogic S905, S905X and S912 media players, according to several benchmarking and reviews available over Internet.

Amlogic S905 S905x S912 speed throttlingThe only valid scenario, in my opinion, for the Amlogic processor resourcing to speed throttling, should be to prevent thermal runaway problems.

But, it seems that automatic throttling against thermal runaway is NOT to be the case: It is my understanding that this low speed ceiling has been hardcoded on the chipset itself.

If so, this whole situation definitely speaks bad of Amlogic.

In short, Amlogic S905, S905X and S912 cores will run at a clock speed of about 1.5 Ghz, while their specs indicate they should cope with a 2 Ghz clock speed.

Amlogic speed throttling is lame

Most chinese media players manufacturers and resellers are not bothering to amend their technical specifications in order to reflect this lower speed capping.

Actually I am sure at least some of those guys, in particular the Android TV Box white label resellers are not even aware of the Amlogic way of advertising one thing and delivering a lame version of it. But then, for some, this is Chinese marketing at it’s best.

This shameful situation for Amlogic might even be in place for longer: Some people over the net are stating that even the Amlogic S812, although being marketed as a 2 Ghz Cortex A9 CPU, it runs at about 1.6 / 1.7 Ghz, as evidenced by their benchmarks.

Amlogic speed throttling is not due to thermal protection

The Amlogic speed throttling is being evidenced even on those Android media players equipped with nice heat dissipators over their chipsets.

As told in the opening paragraphs, this should indicate that the ongoing speed capping is not happening due to a drastic thermal increase being sensed inside the chip.

As far as I know there has been no formal response being issued by Amlogic about this critical issue on their flagship S905, S905X and S912 media player chipsets.

One thought on “Amlogic, we have a problem!

  1. It is more shameful than that we brought up on several website about AMLogic cheat I an others get told its customers stupid fault for being dumb and chasing GHz. I mention the problem on Kodi forum and got accused a Troll!

    A Wetek representative even claimed it doesn’t matter they are still media players!

    It seems they have no shame for cheating and lying to customers!

    Some even say the Android players are cheap so fraud and lying don’t matter!

    Buyers beware these companies only take your money they have no integrity or customer interest at heart.

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