The Gamebox G5 is another of the systems based on a TV-Box that we can find to run retro games that is based on EmuELEC and loaded with thousands of games.
A small Chinese TV-Box that is on sale these days and that includes an AMlogic S905L entry-level Chip as an engine, the same Quad Core SoC used by the well-known Xiaomi Mi Box S. A system with enough power to move most apps, play 4K UHD content at 60 fps without problems and games in 2D and some 3D.
As usual in these retro systems, we have a dual OS with Android 7.1 and EmuELEC 4.3 which includes NES, SNES, CP1, CP2, CP3, Neogeo, GBX, MAME, FC, FCE, SFC, GB, GBA, GBC emulators. , MD, PS1, PSP, DC and others.
An option aimed at retro gamers who don’t want to worry about buying gamepads, installing emulators and are looking for something cheap, as it starts at just 49$ with more than 30,000 games included on a micro SD card. Remember that you will not have miracles with this type of retro machines, we will be able to emulate all 2D games and only some in 3D.
Gamebox G5 Specifications
The Gamebox G5 system has an Amlogic 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 1 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 G5 includes Wi-Fi b/g/n for 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 sound and analogue video output.
As always, it is delivered with two Gamepads, power supply and cables to use this retro system from the first moment. In addition, we have the option to buy it with wireless controls and an even larger micro SD card.
Price and availability in stores
- The Gamebox G5 system can be purchased on AliExpress from around $49 with free shipping in its version with a 64 GB micro SD that includes more than 30,000 games
- Also, available at Geekbuying with fast shipping.