AYANEO Next handheld gaming console to feature ‘next generation AMD cores’

Published: Dec 21st 2021, 09:28 GMT   Comments

AYANeo confirms next-gen AMD cores for its new console

The market for handheld gaming consoles has gained a lot of interest in 2021. Mainly because such consoles are finally able to offer good graphics performance through either AMD Vega or Intel Xe graphics. 

Earlier this year AYA introduced Neo 2021 PRO console using AMD Ryzen 7 4800H 8-core CPU. While the console did feature more cores than the original model (based on Ryzen 4 4600H 6-core CPU), the GPU performance was still more or less the same – based on 8 Compute Units rather than 6. Those units are based on now bit outdated AMD Vega microarchitecture, which is soon to be replaced with RDNA2.

In January AMD is set to launch its Ryzen 6000 series CPUs codenamed “Rembrandt”, which will not only feature updated Zen3+ 6nm cores but also RDNA2 graphics, just as the Steam Deck ‘Van Gogh/Aeirth’ silicon. While AYA Neo did not confirm whether its new console will be based on Ryzen 5000 series ‘Cezanne’ or ‘Rembrandt’ it will be a very much-needed upgrade nonetheless. The existing Aya Neo console already has strong competition from Steam Deck as well as the One X player console based on Intel Tiger Lake CPUs.

According to the tweet, AYANEO Next will be announced on December 28th this year, which is sooner than AMD January 4th press conference where Ryzen 6000 series are to be announced.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzAya Neo 2021Aya Neo 2021 ProAya Neo NEXTSteam DeckOne XPlayerNintendo Switch OLED
ArchitectureAMD Zen2 (Renoir)AMD Zen2 (Renoir)AMD Zen3 (Cezanne) or Zen3+ (Rembrandt)AMD Zen2 & RDNA2Intel Tiger LakeARM Cortex
SoCRyzen 5 4500URyzen 7 4800UTBCAMD Van GoghCore i7-1185G7***
Core i7-1165G7**
Core i7-1135G7*
SoC CPU6C/6T @ 4.0 GHz8C/16T @ 4.2 GHzTBC4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz4C/8T * 4.2*, 4.7**, 4.8*** GHz4x A57 + 4x A53
SoC GPUAMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHzAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 1.750 GHzAMD Vega or RDNA2AMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHzXe-LP (Iris) 96 EUs @ 1.35 GHzNVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA
Memory16GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR4X-4266TBC16GB LPDDR5-550016GB LPDDR4X-42664GB LPDDR4-3200
Storage512 GB / 1TB  NVMe512 GB / 1TB  NVMeTBC64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
512GB*, 1TB **, 2TB *** NVMe64GB
Display7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPSTBC7″ 1280×800 IPS8.4″ 2560×1600 IPS7″ 1280×720 OLED
ConnectivityWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0TBCWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB 4.0 x2WiFi 5,
Battery12,300 mAh12,300 mAhTBC40 Whr15,300 mAh
Weight650 g650 gTBC669 g820 g420g
Dimensions25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cmTBC29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm28.8 x 13.0 x 2.1 mm24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm
OSWindows  10Windows  10Windows 11Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)Windows  10Custom
Release Price$925 (16G/512GB)
$1,015 (16G/1TB)
$1,215 (16G/1TB)
$? (16G/2TB)
TBC$399 (64GB)
$529 (256GB)
$649 (512GB)
$1,059 *
$1,158 **
$1,599 ***
Release DateMarch 2021September 20212022February 2022December 2021October 2021
* Standard Edition
** Pro Edition
*** Ultimate Edition

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