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AYA Neo runs Crysis Remastered

It’s not just XBOX Series and PS5, AMD enters the handheld console market.

AYA Neo Founders, Credit: ETA Prime, AYA Neo

We have been sharing news on the AYA Neo console ever since it was announced. It’s the first handheld gaming console that will be powered by AMD Ryzen CPU. The development on this console has started way before Ryzen 5000 series codenamed “Cezanne” were announced, hence it is based on older “Renoir” architecture. The console features a 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU with a Zen2 core architecture. This particular Ryzen CPU has no SMT, which means it only has 6 threads.

The console has recently started shipping to first customers and reviewers. The first model that was released is called Aya Neo Founder, which is a special edition with translucent chassis. This console is now shipping to crowdfunding backers. The manufacturer is expected to implement various changes to the device before it reaches the retail market, hence the Founders should be considered an early design that may look different from the finished product.

AYA Neo in Crysis Remastered, Credit: ETA Prime

AYA Neo Founder also comes with 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and either 512GB or 1TB of NVMe storage. The console is equipped with a 1280×800 IPS display, which ensures that Ryzen CPU integrated graphics can still provide a playable experience with a framerate above 30 in most games. The 47wH battery can officially provide up to 6 hours of use, but in heavy gaming, it is usually around 2 hours.

AMD Ryzen 5 4500U features Radeon 6 Vega graphics with only 6 Compute Units (384 Streaming Processors). Despite such a low number of cores, this is actually more than enough to run various emulators and even games with SoC power locked to 5W (from nominal 15W). This expands the battery life to multiple hours.

YouTubers such as ETA PRIME or Taki Udon have released their first look video featuring the console. The console can provide playable framerate at 1280×800 resolution with settings at medium to low. Some games are playable with APU power locked to 5W. The videos that are attached later in this post also include emulator tests. Those tests are early previews with detailed reviews expected in the coming weeks.

Aya Neo will compete in the handheld gaming market with upcoming One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3. Both will feature Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe Graphics. If not for the very high price of these devices, 2021 could become the first year when gaming on integrated graphics actually becomes popular.

AYA NEO Performance
Game Performance Settings
Geekbench SC 1088, MT 4260 Geekbench 5 Windows
PCMark 10 4787 Default
3DMark Night Raid Combined 11444, GPU 12712 Default
3DMark Time Spy Combined 1097,  GPU 975 Default
3DMark Fire Strike Combined 2935, GPU 3217 Default
Forza Horizon 4 67 FPS Medium (1280×800)
GTA 5 68 FPS Normal/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Skyrim Special Edition 60 FPS Medium (1280×800)
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite 60 FPS Medium (1280×800)
Doom Eternal 62 FPS Low / Dynamic Resolution OFF (1280×800)
Counter-Strike GO 100+ FPS High/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Fortnite 77 FPS Medium (100% Resolution Scale) (1280×800)
Crysis Remastered 42 FPS Low/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Cyberpunk 2077 30 FPS Low (1280×800)

Benchmarks

AYA Neo in Synthetic Benchmarks, Credit: ETA Prime

15W Gaming

AYA Neo in 15W Gaming, Credit: ETA Prime

5W Gaming

AYA Neo in 5W Gaming, Credit: Taki Udon

Handheld Gaming Consoles
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Architecture AMD Zen2 (Renoir) Intel Tiger Lake Intel Tiger Lake Intel Ice Lake Intel Kaby Lake NVIDIA Maxwell
SoC AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Intel Core i7-1160G7 Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7* Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core M3-7Y30 NVIDIA Tegra X1
SoC CPU 6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz 4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz 4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 GHz* 4 cores/8 threads @ 3.7 GHz 2 cores/4 threads @ 2.6 GHz 4x ARM Cortex A57, 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz
SoC GPU AMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHz Intel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHz Intel Xe (96/80* EU) @ 1.3 GHz Iris Plus 940 (64EU) * 1.05 GHz Intel HD 615 NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHz
Memory 16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-4266 16GB LPDDR4X-4266 16GB LPDDR4X-4266 16GB LPDDR4-3200 8GB LPDDR3-1866 4GB
Storage 512 GB / 1TB * 512 GB PCIe NVME SSD m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD 128GB SSD 32GB
Display 7″ 1280×800 IPS 7″ 1920×1200 IPS 5.5″ 1280×720 8″ 1280×720 6″ 1280×720 IPS 6.2 1280×720
Connectivity WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIM WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2 02.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 47 Whr 12,000 mAh TBC 3x 5000 mAh 2×4900 mAh 4310 mAh
Weight 650 g 623 g TBC 790 g 460g (1 pound) 0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *
Dimensions 25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm 17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 cm TBC 20.7 × 14.5 × 2.6 cm 16.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 cm 23.9 x 10.1 x 1.4 cm
20.8 x 9.1 x 1.4 cm
OS Windows  10 Windows  10 Windows 10 Windows 10 Windows / Linux Custom
Release Price & Date 3999 Yuan, 4599 Yuan*, November 2020 TBC, December 2020 TBC 885 USD, August 2020 330 USD, May 2018 300 USD, March 2017
* 1TB model * Base model * HDH-001

Source (gaming tests):

[ETA PRIME] FINALLY! A RYZEN Powered Handheld Gaming PC – AYA NEO First Look! (122,326 views)

Source (emulator tests + 5W gaming):

[Taki Udon] This Ryzen Handheld is Amazing! – AYA NEO First Look (555,179 views)





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