Khadas_ VIM2 Max
The Khadas VIM2 Max is a very special TV Box. TV Box is not even the right expression for this small universal mini computer.
The Raspberry Pi should be known to most users with an affinity for technology. This is a kind of small computer with all the connections and features you need. The Raspberry Pi can be used for various things, such as a media center “TV box”, office computer, server or for more special tasks in the handicrafts sector.
The biggest strength of the Pi is its weakness, the price! The Raspberry Pi has become a power amplifier with generation to generation, but it is not really a power machine.
The Khadas VIM2 Max goes in a similar direction. This is also an open source platform, but it is equipped with a very powerful hardware, which makes it especially interesting for multimedia applications.
Especially the use with Android on TV is in focus. Let’s have a look if the Khadas VIM2 Max Box can convince in the test!
The Khadas VIM2 “TV Box” is available in three versions, Basic, Pro and Max. The three versions differ by and large only in terms of RAM and memory equipment.
The Basic version has 16GB memory and 2GB RAM, the Pro version has 3GB RAM and 32GB memory and the MAX version has 3GB RAM and 64GB memory.
In addition, the Pro and Max versions have a better WLAN/Bluetooth module. Whereby the WLAN module is very neat with all versions! The Khadas VIM2 Max supports 5GHz 2×2 WLAN AC! Impressive! In addition there is Bluetooth 4.1 for the Basic version and Bluetooth 4.2 for the Pro and Max versions.
All three versions use the Amlogic S912 Octa-Core as SoC with 8x 1,5GHz. The graphics card used is a Mali T820MP3, which even supports 4K H.265 decoding.
Accordingly, 4K 60Hz video and allegedly even HDR is possible via the HDMI output (I can’t verify the latter).
But how powerful is this Amlogic S912 Octa-Core?
Let’s have a look at some Android benchmarks.