Aya Neo Founder launched, a handheld gaming console with AMD Ryzen 4500U

Published: Nov 9th 2020, 10:33 GMT   Comments

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 Neo Founder Officially Launched

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.comAYA NEO FounderSmachZGDP Win 3GDP Win MaxGDP Win 2Nintendo Switch
ArchitectureAMD Zen2 (Renoir)AMD ZenIntel Tiger LakeIntel Ice LakeIntel Kaby LakeNVIDIA Maxwell
SoCAMD Ryzen 5 4500UAMD Ryzen V1605BIntel Core i7-1165G7Intel Core i5-1035G7Intel Core M3-7Y30NVIDIA Tegra X1
SoC CPU6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 3.6 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz4 cores/8 threads @ 3.7 GHz2 cores/4 threads @ 2.6 GHz4x ARM Cortex A57, 4x ARM Cortex A53 @ 2.0 GHz
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHzVega 8 Graphics @ 1.1 GHzIntel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHzIris Plus 940 (64EU) * 1.05 GHzIntel HD 615NVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHz
Memory16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-42664GB / 8GB* DDR4 2133 MHz16GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4-32008GB LPDDR3-18664GB
Storage512 GB / 1TB *64GB / 128GB* SSDm.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSDm.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD128GB SSD32GB
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS6″ 1920×10805.5″ 1280×7208″ 1280×7206″ 1280×720 IPS6.2 1280×720
ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i Bluetooth 4.0WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.202.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth 4.1
Battery47 Whr4 cells of 3200mAhTBC3x 5000 mAh2×4900 mAh4310 mAh
Weight650 g~400 gTBC790 g460g (1 pound)0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *
Dimensions25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm25.5 x 9.5 x 2 cmTBC20.7 × 14.5 × 2.6 cm16.2 x 9.9 x 2.5 cm23.9 x 10.1 x 1.4 cm
20.8 x 9.1 x 1.4 cm
OSWindows  10Windows 10 / LinuxWindows 10Windows 10Windows / LinuxCustom
Release Price & Date3999 Yuan, 4599 Yuan*, November 2020Originally 2018 but never shippedTBC885 USD, August 2020330 USD, May 2018300 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:

Source: Aya Device, Aya Neo (Twitter), Liliputing Aya Neo, SmachZ, GDP WinMax

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