Aya Neo Founder is a handheld new gaming console with AMD Renoir SoC
The manufacturer of handheld gaming console previously announced that the device will start shipping in October. Similarly to the launches of other handheld gaming consoles, the launch of Aya Neo has been pushed back as well, but only by a month. Aya has now announced that the console will start shipping on November 7th.
The bad news is that, for the time being, Aya Neo will be limited to the Chinese market. The demand for such devices is surprisingly high, so the manufacturer decided to abandon the plans to ship overseas for now:
AYA is currently available for a limited time at a special price in China, with each machine having its own unique code. To prevent scalpers from raising the price, shipping overseas is not supported at this time. For overseas users, we may take a crowdfunding sale on IGG.
— Aya Neo
Aya Neo Founder is a special edition with translucent plastic covers surrounding the whole device. This console ships with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U system on a chip, which features Zen cores and AMD Vega 6 graphics. The CPU is limited to 6 cores and 6 threads, while Vega 6 offers 6 Compute Units (384 Stream Processors). With a default GPU clock of 1.5 GHz, we are looking at 1.1 TFLOPs of performance, almost 19 times slower than Radeon RX 6900XT (this is just for comparison!).
According to the video posted by Aya, the mass production of the device is about to begin shortly. The pricing has been set to 3999 Yuans (605 USD) for the Founders Edition with 500GB storage. A model with 1TB of storage will cost 4599 Yuan (756 USD). That was an induction price that may increase as the development costs need to be covered (as explained in the video).
The manufacturer did not confirm when international buyers will be able to purchase one, but the crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo might be offered at a later date. The gaming console will make its first public appearance during the WePlay gaming exhibition in Shanghai (November 14th).
AYA is currently available for a limited time at a special price in China, with each machine having its own unique code. To prevent scalpers from raising the…
|Handheld Gaming Consoles|
|VideoCardz.com||AYA NEO Founder||SmachZ||GDP Win 3||GDP Win Max||GDP Win 2||Nintendo Switch|
|Architecture||AMD Zen2 (Renoir)||AMD Zen||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Ice Lake||Intel Kaby Lake||NVIDIA Maxwell|
|SoC||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U||AMD Ryzen V1605B||Intel Core i7-1165G7||Intel Core i5-1035G7||Intel Core M3-7Y30||NVIDIA Tegra X1|
|SoC CPU||6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 3.6 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 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||Vega 8 Graphics @ 1.1 GHz||Intel Xe (96 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||4GB / 8GB* DDR4 2133 MHz||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4-3200||8GB LPDDR3-1866||4GB|
|Storage||512 GB / 1TB *||64GB / 128GB* SSD||m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD||m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD||128GB SSD||32GB|
|Display||7″ 1280×800 IPS||6″ 1920×1080||5.5″ 1280×720||8″ 1280×720||6″ 1280×720 IPS||6.2 1280×720|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i Bluetooth 4.0||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2||02.11 a/b/g/n/ac,|
|Battery||47 Whr||4 cells of 3200mAh||TBC||3x 5000 mAh||2×4900 mAh||4310 mAh|
|Weight||650 g||~400 g||TBC||790 g||460g (1 pound)||0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *|
|Dimensions||25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm||25.5 x 9.5 x 2 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 / Linux||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows / Linux||Custom|
|Release Price & Date||3999 Yuan, 4599 Yuan*, November 2020||Originally 2018 but never shipped||TBC||885 USD, August 2020||330 USD, May 2018||300 USD, March 2017|
|* 1TB model||* Smach Z Pro||* HDH-001|
The device has been shown from all angles in the official launch video. Interesting details were shown, such as PCB diagram or outputs from popular monitoring tools, such as HWINFO:
The photos of the new handheld console have been showing up on the web for the past few weeks. There are many photos of the prototypes available, but do note that the final product looks a bit different:
Aya Neo Engineering sample has already been tested by YouTuber The Phawx. He tested the prototype console in Horizon Zero Dawn where the console is able to sustain 32 average FPS at 1280×800 resolution: