One could nearly say that this could be one of the new powerhouses, if not best in its class Android media players of the year. We can go over the Specs and look at its strong point.
Beelink GT-K Amlogic S922X Quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 and dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 incorporates the latest and newest from Amlogic and supplied with 4GB of LPDDR4 and 64GB eMMC Plenty of Room and Power, a good strong feel about that. Ethernet 10/100/1000 WIFI 2.4G/5.8G AC/MIMO and BT 4.2 to be expected.
One USB I OTG 2.0 port, One USB3.0 and PCIe 2.0 combo interface and multiple SDIO/SD card controllers, UART, I2C, high-speed SPI and PWMs. Meaning a 2x USB3 ports 1x USB2 port, TF card Slot, and HDMI, AV and Power.
A Great look with casing, let’s hope for some bling action in this area. Beelink GT-K Media player includes a Wifi Voice Remote as seen with recent new Beelink models and great for Google Assist or you need someone to tell a joke also lots of good information if you ask the right questions. Finally, we have the Power Pack, HDMI Cable, and Instructions.
I feel the performance of the Beelink GT-K will arguable be the undisputable winner of the year, as far as I know, Beelink will provide developer code to anyone who is interested and wants to collaborate on this TV box for development,
If you are interested in dare, I say the “strongest box” and want to develop, please contact Beelink.
Also Decked out with the Amlogic Video Engine (AVE) with dedicated Hardware decoders and encoder with the ARM MaliTM-G52-MP6 it handles all OpenGL ES 3.2 Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0 graphic programs, while the 2.5D graphics processor handles additional scaling, alpha, rotation and color space conversion operations. Together, the CPU and GPU handle all operating system, networking, user-interface and gaming related tasks.
The video output pipeline includes Dolby Visionoptional, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG and PRIME HDR processing, REC709/BT2020 processing, motion adaptive edge enhancing de-interlacing, flexible programmable scalar, and many picture enhancement filters before passing the enhanced image to the video output ports. Amlogic Video Engine (AVE-10) offloads the Cortex-A53 CPUs from all video CODEC processing.
It includes dedicated hardware video decoder and encoder. AVE-10 is capable of decoding 4Kx2K resolution video at 75fps with complete Trusted Video Path (TVP). For secure applications and supports full formats including MVC, MPEG-1/2/4, VC-1/WMV, AVS, AVS+, AVS2 RealVideo, MJPEG streams, H.264, H265-10, VP9, also JPEG pictures with no size limitation. The independent encoder can encode in JPEG or H.265/H.264 up to 1080p at 60fps.
S922X integrates all standard audio/video input/output interfaces including a HDMI2.1 transmitter with 3D, Dynamic HDR, CEC and HDCP 2.2 support, stereo audio DAC, and a CVBS output. Multi-video decoder up to 4k and 2k @60pfs and 1080p and 60pfs and multiple “secured” video decoding sessions with simultaneous decode and encode. What is fully implemented and how it all works together again wait and see, all sounds pretty good to me. (and a bit to take in)
In layman’s term: Will support many Video Formats that hopefully will keep users happy, and with Android 9 it will make this experience easy to use and enjoy.
With a new Chip, and a Newish OS “Android 9” sounds like a plan for things to go strange, and we have been there many time before, that been said it may need a little time to fully sort out it 100%, and not to mention Apps that need to perform all this fun for us to enjoy. I doubt we will see L1 DRM for Netflix etc, it’s more to do with the way they (NETFLIX) do Business with Box Vendors, and there is more to the world than just Netflix, Nice to have for sure but they’re the ones not getting the subscriptions, as with Prime and many others.
A listing of the Video/Picture Decoding modes on the S922X
• VP9 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
• H.265 HEVC MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
• AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4Kx2K@60fps
• H.264 AVC HP@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@30fps
• H.264 MVC up to 1080P@60fps
• MPEG-4 ASP@L5 up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-14496)
• WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to 1080P@60fps
• AVS-P16(AVS+) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to 1080P@60fps
• MPEG-2 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-13818)
• MPEG-1 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-11172)
• RealVideo 8/9/10 up to 1080P@60fps
• Multiple language and multiple format sub-title video support
• MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
• Supports *.mkv, *.wmv, *.mpg, *.mpeg, *.dat, *.avi, *.mov, *.iso, *.mp4, *.rm and *.jpg file formats
All that looks promising. We are using the analogy Strongest TV box lets see how we can justify such a statement. The manufacturing process of the Amlogic S992x is down to 12 nanometers and in the TV box world that is moving ahead of the rest as currently 20 ~ 30 nanometers is the norm. The ability to operate at a higher Frequency than others with No Fan thermal cooling required. Majority of TV Boxes (Media Players) are running Core 1.5 or Lower, the Beelink GT-K (King) with 4 x A73 1.8G & 2 x A53 maximum frequency of 1.8GHZ. GPU Core used in the Beelink GT-K is based on Mali G52-MP6 while currently others are T860-MP4 and finally the ability to Play 4k Video up to 75fps while other are reaching 60fps.
Why is GT-King called “the strongest TV box at present”?
As we can see by the comparison chart below in using the RK3399 as a sample, the new and exciting Beelink GT-kK(King) the performance is Strong.
Some comparisons to the RK3399 as found on the Amlogic S922X as compared to the RK3399.
|Chip||12nm Process||28nm Process||S922X: Higher frequency, low power, No Fan better cooling|
|Package||16.1mmx14.3mm 0.6pitch||21mmx21mm 0.6pitch||S922X: Smaller package, smaller footprint, lower costs|
|CPU Core||4xA73 1.8G 2xA53 Max frequency||2×A72+4A53 Max frequency < 1.5G||S922X Dmips = 4.8×4×1.8+2.3×2×1.8 = 42840 DMIPS
RK3399 Dmips = 4.7×2×1.5+2.3×4×1.5 = 27900 DMIPS
|GPU Core||Mali G52 MP6||Mail T860 MP4||S922X: 1.3 performance improvement over RK3399|
|Interface||HDMI 2.1 USB 3.0 (5Gbps speed) PCIE 2lan MIPI display interface multi-channel UART/I2C/SPI data interface||HDMI 2.0 USB3.0 MIPI multi-channel UART/I2C/SPI data interface|
|Video decoder||4K 75fps, supports multi-channel decoding 4K P60 1080 P60||4K P60||S922X: Better overall decoding capability, and better split screen or multi-channel decoding
75fps=4K 60+1080 P60
|Video encoder||1080P 60fps H.265 encoding||No H.265 encoding||RK3399 does not support an efficient H.265 encoding|
Features on comparison above with the rk3399 the S922X appears to have a few Bonus Points
|CPU||S922X Quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 and dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor|
|Graphics||Quad-core ARM G52 MP6 Graphics|
|Amlogic Video Engine (AVE) with dedicated hardware decoders and encoders|
|Support multi-video decoder up to 4Kx2K@60fps+1x1080P@60fps|
|Supports multiple “secured” video decoding sessions and simultaneous decoding and encoding|
|H.265/HEVC Main/Main10 profile @ level 5.1 High-tier; up to 4Kx2K @ 60fps|
|VP9 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K@60fps|
|H.265 HEVC MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps|
|AVS2-P2 Profile up to 4Kx2K@60fps|
|H.264 AVC HP@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@30fps|
|H.264 MVC up to 1080P@60fps|
|MPEG-4 ASP@L5 up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-14496)|
|WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to 1080P@60fps|
|AVS-P16(AVS+) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to 1080P@60fps|
|MPEG-2 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-13818)|
|MPEG-1 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-11172)|
|RealVideo 8/9/10 up to 1080P@60fps|
|Display||HDMI 2.1 output up to 4K@75Hz|
|HDMI 3D video formats|
|HDMI HDCP 2.2|
|Extended USB Mechanical Hard Disk 2.5/3.5inch 4TB Storage|
|Extended Storage TF card|
|Network||2T2R WIFI IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G 5.8G|
|Interface||USB3.0||2* USB Port|
|USB2.0||1* USB Port|
|HDMI||1*HDMI A Type Port|
|AV(CVBS)||1*Headphone microphone jack|
|TF Card||1* Micro SD card Port|
|DC-in||1*DC in Port|
|Remote control||Standard Infrared Remote（IR）|
|Extended 2.4G Remote|
|LED display||Red and Green LED display|
|Upgrade OS||1* Upgrade button|
|Software OS||Android 9.0|
|Adapter||12V-2A 10W Certification
Input: 100-240V~50/60Hz , Output: 12V 2.0A
|Work Environment||-10°C–45°C，30%–90% Humidity|
|Storage Environment||-20°C–60°C，10%–90% Humidity|
|Accessories||1*Adapter 12V 2A|
|1*HDMI Cable 80CM|