We find more and more systems on AliExpress to easily run retro games based on solutions like EmuELEC and loaded with games like this Gamebox 8 that comes from the Vayava brand.
A small Chinese TV-Box that includes an AMlogic S905G entry-level Chip (version of the S905L) as an engine, the same Quad Core SoC used by the well-known Xiaomi Mi Box S. A processor with enough power to move most apps and even play 4K UHD content at 60 fps without problems, although it is already out of date.
As usual in these systems, we have a dual operating system with Android 7.1 and EmuELEC 4.3 that includes emulators for NES, SNES, CP1, CP2, CP3, Neogeo, GBX, MAME, FC, FCE, SFC, GB, GBA, GBC, MD, PS1, PSP, DC and others. An option aimed at retro players who don’t want to worry about buying gamepads, installing emulators and are looking for something cheap, since it has a price that starts at just 47 $ with more than 5000 games.
Gamebox 8 Specs
The Gamebox 8 system has an Amlogic S905G (S905L) SoC inside, very popular in this type of platform. This chip is a Quad Core with 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores capable of up to 1.5 GHz and an ARM Mali-450 MP5 GPU.
On board, we have 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 GB of eMMc storage memory that can be expanded from using the micro SD slot up to 128 GB and that also allows us to copy more games within the system.
The Gamebox 8 includes Wi-Fi b/g/n wireless connectivity with internal antenna. The connectors that we find on the perimeter of the plastic box are two USB 2.0 ports, an RJ45 10/100 network connector, HDMI 2.0a 4K@60fps video output with HDR support and an AV interface for analogue sound and video output.
As always, it is delivered with two wireless Gamepads, power supply and cables to use this Box from the first moment. In addition, we have the option to buy it.
Price and availability in stores
- The Gamebox 8 system can be purchased on AliExpress from around $48 with free shipping in its version with a 32 GB micro SD that includes more than 5,000 games.