Amlogic, which produces chips commonly used in Chromecast devices, has announced a brand new design that could bring a range of upgrades with it.
The company’s newest version of the chip was revealed as part of a reference box shown by Sei Robotics at IBC 2023.
We don’t have definitive specs or hardware details of the new X5 chip yet, but we do know that it is built on a 6nm processor node which results in a 50 per cent reduction in power consumption while maintaining the same performance rate as the X3 model of chip.
At present, most Chromecast devices make use of Amlogic’s chips. Chromecast 4K uses the previous-gen S905X3 chip, for example, whereas most displays running Android TV and Google TV will be powered by either a MediaTek or Realtek chip.
There is no guarantee at present that Amlogic’s new chip and the features displayed at IBC 2023 will be included in upcoming Chromecast devices, but it is a possibility and something that could mean some very welcome technical upgrades.
We will update you further as more information becomes available.
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