The manufacturer of Beelink became the first brand to announce the release of a set-top box with a new top chip AMLogic S922X which was named Beelink GT1-K (King). The new SoC Amlogic S922X is a chip that, according to the first preliminary tests, should be a good step forward in terms of power and video quality compared to previous generations of chips.
The TV Box Beelink GT1-K is based on the SoC Amlogic S922X, which is a 12nm six-core chip featuring four ARM Cortex-A73 cores that can reach 1.8 GHz and two Cortex-A53 cores that can reach 1.9 GHz. The graphics processor is the ARM Mali-G52 MP6 with a maximum frequency of 846 MHz, compatible with OpenGL ES 3.2 and Vulkan 1.0, which allows you to easily run powerful games such as PUBG.
VPU level includes Amlogic Video Engine (AVE-10) with all types of support for HDR, Dolby Vision, Advanced HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, PRIME HDR and support for REC709 / BT2020 profiles. There is also an integrated digital-to-analogue converter (DAC). The RAM is 4 GB of LPDDR4 type, and an eMMc storage of unknown size with the possibility to expand up to 64 GB thanks to microSD card reader.
Wirelessly, the Beelink GT1-K supports MiChC WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 with an internal antenna. Interfaces include two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 OTG port, Gigabit Ethernet connector, SPDIF digital audio output, HDMI 2.1 and 3.5mm audio jack.
In addition to the standard accessories – HDMI cable and power supply, there is an infrared remote control, which can contain a gyroscope to control the pointer, but this information has yet to be confirmed. The new Box Beelink GT1-K with SoC Amlogic S922X will be available in mid-April. The price is currently unknown.
I'll start by saying I've tested and ran many types of tv boxes. From the RK3188 Rk3288 Rk3229 RK3399 To the Amlogic s905s s912s. This by far has blown away anything I've seen to this point. The beelink GT1-K has it all. They have managed to put together a box that runs with and I believe out runs the nvidia shield. I've been disappointed and let down before with releases such as the RK3399 but the s922 has delivered what was promised. Beelink has coupled it with a great remote and the case design is just awesome. I get tired of the plan Jane cases so the design of the Beelink GT1-K was a refreshing change. I can say with this box you wont be disappointed.
So I received my first shipment of 10 GT1-K this morning and got right into testing the unit. I used specs from RK3399 to compare it and S912, and the scores were on average 25-30% higher on the following early test platforms – Geekbench/Antutu/3DMark/Selendroid/Ranorex.
While I won't post all these figures I am willing to share upon request. So from the standpoint of being able to claim I have owned and tested EVERY box made in the past 5 years, right now there is no comparison to this device's performance. Only concerns I have is heat. It is not a great case design to dissipate the heat generated when streaming 4K/UHD Video after about the 60 minute mark. And on one occasion I was able to crash the RAM and/or GPU by running a split screen UHD test video. The only devices that even come close in my lab are the A95X Max ( S905X2 4gb/64gb ) and the H96+ fueled by RK3399 , but neither actually do compare. I even dare to say that the S922X coupled with the Mali-G52 outperform the NVidea Shield in its video performance and certainly in CPU/RAM as well.
The GT1-King is an expensive device as far as Android TV Boxes go, but it is cheaper than the Shield and on par with devices like the Zoomtak U Pro or Formuler Z8 or the MyGica 1960.
The one major disappointment about the "package" is the same old un ergonomic wannabe voice remote they've coupled it with from the GT1-Mini line. I used a MyGica KR303 with it and it was much smoother and my limited voice control options did work within reason.
If you are hardcore with an amazing home theatre system you splurge for the CAAVO remote system to run your whole entertainment world.
My final rating on the GT-1 King is — 9.25/10
with the Zoomtak U Pro being an 8.5/10 and the A95X Max being an 8/10 to help you compare my ideas.
I suggest buying one if you want to be the Envy of your friends and enjoy a speedy box that will run your IPTV and UHD/4K contently proudly.
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