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Allwinner A523

 A523

The Allwinner A523 is a very affordable ARM-based SoC for smartphones and tablets. The eight-core processor presented in 2023 consists of two quad-core clusters, each made up of 4 Cortex-A55 cores.

The faster quad cluster operates at a clock frequency of up to 1.8 GHz and offers 128 KB L2 cache per A55 core, while the second cluster clocks at up to 1.4 GHz and only offers 64 KB L2 cache per core.

In another version of the Allwinner A523, the first quad cluster clocks at up to 2.0 GHz. The ARM Mali-G57 MC1 is used as the graphics unit, which supports OpenGL 3.2, Vulkan 1.0 and OpenCL 2.0. A XuanTie E906 RISC-V PMU is also integrated.

The Allwinner SoC can control up to 4 GB DDR3/DDR4/LPDDR2/LPDDR3/LPDDR4/LPDDR4X RAM and eMMC 5.1 flash memory. In addition to PCIe 2.1, USB 3.1 Gen. 1 and Gigabit Ethernet are also supported as interfaces. There is also an H264/H265 video decoder (up to 4K at 60 frames per second) and an H264 encoder (up to 4K at 25 frames per second).

The Allwinner A523 is manufactured with a 22 nm structure width.

Series
CodenameCortex-A55

Series: Cortex-A55

Samsung Exynos 850 compare - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores Cortex-A55
Allwinner A523 « 0.48 - 2 GHz8 / 8 cores1 MB L3 Cortex-A55
UNISOC SC9863A compare1.2 - 1.6 GHz8 / 8 cores512 KB L3 Cortex-A55
Clock Rate480 - 2000 MHz
Level 1 Cache512 KB
Level 2 Cache768 KB
Level 3 Cache1 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 8
4 x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
4 x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A55
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
FeaturesH.264 4K25 Encoding, 4K30 decoding, H.265 4K60 decoding, 32 Bit LPDDR4x memory controller, SD 3.0 / eMMC 5.1, Trustzone, Secure Boot, Security ID, USB 3.1, PCIe 2.1, RISC-V 200 MHz
GPUARM Mali-G57 MP1
64 Bit64 Bit support
ArchitectureARM
Announcement Date08/01/2023
Product Link (external)www.allwinnertech.com

Benchmarks

Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Single-Core
min: 227     avg: 229     median: 229 (7%)     max: 231 points
Geekbench 6.2 - Geekbench 6.2 Multi-Core
min: 852     avg: 853     median: 853 (3%)     max: 854 points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 167     avg: 169     median: 169 (7%)     max: 171 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 8641.2     avg: 8707     median: 8706.8 (10%)     max: 8772.4 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 5911     avg: 6113     median: 6112.5 (5%)     max: 6314 Points
WebXPRT 4 - WebXPRT 4 Score
min: 26     avg: 28     median: 28 (8%)     max: 30 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 Total Score
min: 126757     avg: 131411     median: 131411 (8%)     max: 136065 Points
Antutu v9 - AnTuTu v9 CPU
min: 34895     avg: 37521     median: 37521 (10%)     max: 40147 Points
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq write internal
87.8 MB/s (3%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 random read internal
13 MB/s (16%)
PCMark for Android - PCM f. Android Storage 2.0 seq read internal
127.1 MB/s (4%)
Power Consumption - Idle Power Consumption 150cd 1min *
1.2 Watt (1%)
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