AYA Neo handheld plays Crysis and Cyberpunk 2077 games
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AYA Neo handheld plays Crysis and Cyberpunk 2077 games

AYA Neo handheld plays Crysis and Cyberpunk 2077 games at reasonable frame rates

Equipped with a seven-inch display, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor and 16GB of RAM, the AYA Neo handheld can  play day-to-day games at a reasonable frame rate.

When it comes to handheld consoles, we can not imagine much processing power for them; Because handheld consoles have a small form factor. However,  AYA Neo is trying to change our mindset from handheld consoles. The AYA Neo handheld console has been under construction for some time and uses the AMD Ryzen series processor based on the Renoir architecture.

According to Wccftech , the AYA Neo handheld console uses an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU with a built-in Radeon 6 Vega graphics unit. AYA Neo can be considered a very powerful handheld console due to its powerful hardware.

The console’s CPU uses 6 cores and 6 chips. AMD Ryzen 5 4500U does not support simultaneous multitasking capability called SMT. This processor belongs to the category of processors that rely on the Zen 2 architecture and belongs to the previous generation of AMD processors. The console GPU has only 6 computing units (EU) leading to a total of 384 stream processors (SM).

Close-up of buttons on the AYA Neo Founder handheld console

The AYA Neo console has 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, up to 1TB of NVMe SSD storage, an IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and a 47-watt-hour battery. You can play with this console for six hours with each charge; Of course, playing heavy games reduces the battery percentage by 67% in about two hours.

At first glance, the AYA Neo GPU may seem a bit weak; Nevertheless, it does its job well. Even with the small number of cores, it is possible to run several emulators and even games with a power of five watts of SoC. Many games with low to medium settings and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels provide a satisfying experience and the frame rate is at a good level. In all the games listed in the table below, the Neo console was able to reach a rate of 30 frames per second.

AYA Neo Founder console function when playing the game
Game name Function Settings
Forza Horizon 4 67 frames per second Medium with a resolution of 800 ۲ 1280
GTA 5 68 fps Normal and Medium with a resolution of 800 × 1280
Skyrim Special Edition 60 fps Medium with a resolution of 800 ۲ 1280
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite 60 fps Medium with a resolution of 800 ۲ 1280
Doom Eternal 62 fps Low (Dynamic Resolution off) with a resolution of 800 × 1280
Counter Strike Global Offensive More than 100 frames per second High and Medium with a resolution of 1280 x 800
Fortnite 77 frames per second Medium with a resolution of 800 ۲ 1280
Crysis Remastered 42 frames per second Low and Medium with a resolution of 1280 x 800
Cyberpunk 2077 30 frames per second Low with a resolution of 800 × 1280

Currently, this console has been sent as the  AYA Neo Founder for the first customers and experts. This model has a semi-transparent body console and is available to those who have supported the mass financing project related to its construction. In many ways, the AYA Neo Founder can be considered a limited edition console prototype. Maybe the manufacturer wants to modify the final model of the console and then make it available to anyone interested. The appearance of the final model may even be different from that of the Founder model.

AYA Neo Founder handheld console inside the box

Taki Udon and ETA Prime  have so far managed to review the AYA Neo Founder handheld console and publish the result on YouTube. Taki Udon and ETA Prime take a different approach to console review; For this reason, we suggest you watch the video of both.

ETA Prime first goes to the product unboxing and then measures the console performance when  playing Forza Horizon 4, GTA 5, Skyrim, Street Fighter 5, Doom Eternal, CS: GO, Fortnite, Crysis Remastered, and more. Taki Udon, on the other hand, looks at product quality, examines battery performance along with cooling system performance, display and build quality, and finally takes a few benchmarks.

AYA Neo Founder handheld console in hand when playing the game

It is said that the AYA Neo handheld console is scheduled to be available to all interested parties on March 10, 2021 (March 11, 2015). This means that we are not far from the public offering. Direct competitors of the AYA Neo handheld console can be considered One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3 based on Intel Tiger Lake processor and Xe graphics unit. If these consoles are reasonably priced, 2021 may be a brilliant year for integrated GPUs.

Technical specifications of AYA Neo Founder console
Architecture AMD Zen 2 (Renoir)
System-on-chip AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
CPU 6 cores and 6 brittle with a frequency of 4 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon Vega 6 with a frequency of 1.5 GHz
Memory 16 GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-4266
Storage memory 512 GB or 1 terabyte
screen 7-inch  IPS with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels
Communication capabilities WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5
Battery 47 watts
Weight 650 grams
Dimensions 25.5 by 10.6 by 2 cm
operating system Windows 10
Price $ 710

 

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