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Ainol will use the Quad-Core ACT-ACT7029 - Is it any good?

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#1 Roman2025


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:06 PM

Ainol is about ready to release a whole new line-up of tablets built on the new ACT-ACT7029. It is an interesting looking Quad-Core A9 paired with a Vivante GC1000 GPU... We put together an article with some of our speculation in our "Mobile Sleuth" magazine if you are interested in reading.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:24 AM

While a Quad-Core CPU might sound intriguing, the GC1000 GPU is shown to be weaker in benchmarks as compared to other GPUs e.g the Mali 400. A better option would be the RK3066 but that is a con for ROM developers.

Some people are saying that this particular version of the SOC has the Mali 400 instead of the GC1000. It's just speculation at the moment and only benchmarks will tell.

Plus I am a little worried. My friend has the Elf II and I've used it a couple of times. After playing a few games (for a couple of minutes)it starts to get a little hot. Seeing that the ACT7029 has a Quad-Core Processor, I'm worried about the heating issues. Dunno, I may be wrong.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

Curious I am.

In reading, I find the that ACT-ACT7029 has been associated with the new Allwinner A31, and then I read Aniol is aligning themselves with the A31.

Are Allwinner and ACT-ACT7029 the same? Anyone know how this is playing out, has played out?


Edited by BamaPanda, 06 January 2013 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:57 PM

Allwinner and Actions are two separate companies, so they are not the same.

When Ainol first announced their quad-core tablets, it specified from the beginning that they'd use the ACT-ATM7029. Later, seemingly out of nowhere, the Ainol Firewire was announced, which will be based on the Allwinner A31 instead.

The ATM7029 looks a bit disappointing. Not only does it feature a weak Vivante GC1000 (plus) GPU, its quad-core CPU seems to be based on ARM Cortex A5 tech rather than Cortex A9 as advertised (see here).
The Allwinner A31 is a quad-core ARM Cortex A7.

How this'll play out? I don't know yet.

Edited by Tzul, 10 January 2013 - 01:58 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

it's ainol chinesse tablet?

#6 Kazekage Gaara

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:18 AM

^Yes it is manufactured by Chineese consumers.