The Alfawise H96 Mini will be the very first Amlogic device to feature a processor normally found in Android TV’s, the T962E which features a HDMI Input. Their isn’t a huge amount of information available from Amlogic or Alfawise regarding this move to put the T962SE processor inside a TV box, hopefully, we will hear more over the next few days or weeks. We are however, seeking to find out more from Gearbest themselves.
Let’s talk about the CPU. The X5 runs on the 64bit Intel Atom Cherry Trail Z8350 quad-core CPU, but the maximum clock range is different for the two operating systems. The windows OS runs up to 1.4GHz, and the Android OS runs up to 1.9GHz. However, the Android OS which is Android 5.1 only has support for 32bit ABIs.
The GPU is the Intel HD graphics 400 GPU with a refresh rate of 60hz. The performance of this GPU depends on the processor (different boost speed for the GPU) and the used memory. Gaming performance is only suited for older or less demanding games. Often also the processor is limited gaming performance. The SoC also integrates a video decoding engine that should be able to handle 4K H.265 videos.
The Alfawise X5 comes with 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal storage, with a max capacity of 128GB. The box has extended capacity but that is only via SD or USB, there is no SATA input or M2 inputs. The windows partition was only assigned 15GB of internal storage, and the Android partition was assigned 10GB. The Windows OS was adversely affected by the lack of internal storage with only 2GB remaining after the Windows installation. The X5 comes with only 2.1GHz WiFi support along with Bluetooth 4.0.