Many of the new Cherry Trail Tablets due to be released soon like the Chuwi Hi10 have Atom X5 Z8300’s in them, but with 4GB of Ram. I originally thought this must have been a typo, or it was the Z8500, as it supports up to 8GB of Ram. Well it seems the X5 Z8300 can indeed support 4GB of Ram, although Intel’s Ark claims it’s limited to 2GB & single channel.
But it seems Onda and Chuwi, maybe even Teclast has it running 4GB. I wonder if it’s running in single or dual channel. And if it’s only single then the memory bandwidth will be halved. Here’s proof of the Onda V919 CH with an X5 Z8300 (Wasn’t it meant to be a X5 Z8500?) and 4GB of Ram, From the Onda forums:
Since the X5 Z8500 seems to be a hot chipset as seen in the X98 Pro and Asus T100HA, maybe the X5 Z8300 is the sweet spot without throttling and in the long run, might even perform better? Much like the Core M 5Y10, will get better scores over the faster (On paper) 5Y70 fanless tablets don’t have much thermal heat room. I’m waiting to receive my Chuwi Vi10 Ultimate with a X5 Z8300 or the Onda v820w CH, as soon as I do I will be able to test the X5 Z8300 out in person, but these only have 2GB configured.
By the way, the Onda V919 CH looks quite ugly with its HTC cloned look in gold and horrendous black borders. Oh dear Onda…
Source: Onda Forums (In Chinese)