josheh, on 05 June 2013 - 07:29 AM, said:
Hi guys.. just curious ive been reading these boards and just ordered a product called an ramos w31..
1. Why is there more talk about the w17 and other models ? Barely see w31 talk here.
2. It says its a quad core arm cpu with mali 400... according to this site thats impossible ? Some sites show it.
1. Perhaps because not many people have bought those models, or because there aren't dedicated forums for them here on SlateDroid. Edit: quite a few W17 topics here
2. The Ramos W17 Pro uses an Amlogic AML8726-MX, just like Ainol's previous models. That's a true Cortex-A9 dual core (up to 1.5 GHz) with Mali-400 MP2 (dual core) graphics.
The Ramos W31 seems to use the Actions ATM7029, like Ainol's current models. As discussed in this topic here, that's not
an A9, but a Cortex-A5 quad core (up to 1.3 GHz) with Vivante GC1000 graphics.
Edit: just noticed that the latest version 3 of the W17 also uses an ATM7029. How confusing. That model obviously won't have an A9 CPU and Mali-400 GPU, but an A5 CPU and GC1000 GPU.
insomniacno1, on 14 June 2013 - 10:35 PM, said:
Hi guys, I have an Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt - rebranded Ainol novo 7 Venus/Myth witht he infamous CPU which is suppose to be A9 quadcore 1Ghz. I like to really find out which one its is because on the package it clearly staes A9, so if not then Cherry Mobile/Ainol lied and that will have serious consequences for them here in the Philippines.
So which tests can I run to find out?
Yes, there should be consequences for all those that lie to us customers. Does your box say "A9 family" or just "A9"?
Read this topic. Just for you, a quick summary:
- Open the text file /proc/cpuinfo on your tablet. No root required, just a terminal or ADB shell or file manager such as ES file explorer.
- Take a look at the "Features" that are listed. If "vfpv4" is among them, it is not a Cortex-A9 (they only have vfpv3).
- Take a look at the "CPU part" ID. Cortex-A9 has "0xc09", Cortex-A5 has "0xc05". If the "CPU part" line is missing in cpuinfo, then that's suspicious (firmware maker wants to hide something).
- Run the "Metal" part of the Vellamo benchmark. At CPU frequencies around 1-1.2 GHz, a Cortex-A5 should get a Metal score of about 200-300 whereas a Cortex-A9 should get 500-600. Number of CPU cores doesn't matter as Vellamo Metal seems to always use just one core.
mgforce, on 15 June 2013 - 03:03 AM, said:
Best test is to open it & see for yourself....Its very easy, opening from sides. I did & found my has 7025, I have AINOL novo 7 Venus...The question is does A9 means its should have 7029? & is 7025 a A5 chip? A5 & A9 are more of architecture specifications...
No, 7029 does not
mean A9 just because it ends with a 9. The ATM7025 is not listed on Actions' website. According to all we know, it appears to be a identical to the ATM7029 except that it doesn't support higher CPU frequencies. So you could say that ATM7025 = ATM7029 lite. Both have a Cortex-A5
quad core CPU. See this thread.
This post has been edited by Tzul: 17 June 2013 - 08:54 AM