Ayaneo shows off Air Pro console small PCB design with AMD Barcelo APU

Published: Jul 16th 2022, 10:34 GMT   Comments

AyaNeo Air is 22.4cm console with OLED screen and AMD Barcelo APU

The Air Pro is the upcoming lightweight gaming console featuring AMD ‘new’ APU.

Air Pro vs Steam Deck & Nintendo Switch OLED, Source: AYANEO

AMD Barcelo is a refresh of Cezanne based on Zen3 architecture, so not the latest architecture. The APU itself is relatively new though, announced only this January. The device presented during a few hours long showcase by AYANEO CEO himself, is based on Ryzen 7 5825U APU featuring 8 cores and 16 threads clocked up to 4.5 GHz (there is also a version with Ryzen 5 5560U). This particular 7nm APU also comes with Vega graphics with 8 Compute Units clocked at 2000 MHz.

Ayaneo’s AIR series are targeting a niche of lightweight handheld consoles, currently occupied by Nintendo Switch devices. Despite the product’s small footprint, it is significantly faster than Switch, but probably not as powerful as Steam Deck in terms of gaming performance. After all, Valve’s device features more-capable RDNA2 graphics.

However, this tiny PCB has 8-core CPU, M.2 slot and up to 32GB of LPDDR4X memory, it is a full fledge x86 system.

Air Pro PCB, Source: AYANEO

Air Pro PCB, Source: AYANEO

This new lightweight design comes at a cost. The biggest concern with new AIR series are relatively their small batteries. The base Ryzen 5 5560U models comes with even smaller battery than 5825U, which is 7350 mAH compared to 10,050 mAh. This is still barely a half of Steam Deck’s 19,200 mAh capacity, but Valve’s console is significantly larger.

AYANEO recently announced a new variant of Air device called Air Plus, featuring AMD Mendocino quad-core CPU with RDNA2 graphics. This product will target even lower price point (~290 USD). The Air and Air Pro will cost at least 550 USD all the way up to 1400 USD for the best configuration.

The company announced that AMD Barcelo based Air devices will start shipping in August (5560U) and September (5825U).

AYA NEO AIR Specifications
LiliputingAYA Neo Air 5560UAYA Neo Air 5560UAYA Neo Air Pro 5560UAYA Neo Air Pro 5825UAYA Neo Air Pro 5825U
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 5 5560U
6-cores / 12-threads
2.3 GHz base / 4 GHz boost
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U
8-cores / 16 threads
2 GHz base / 4.5 GHz boost
GraphicsRadeon Vega 7Radeon Vega 8
Memory8GB LPDDR4x-320016GB LPDDR4x-426632GB LPDDR4x-4266
SSD128GB256GB512GB512GB / 1TB2TB
Display5.5″ 1920 x 1080 pixels OLED
WirelessWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
Battery28 Wh, 7,350 mAh38 Wh, 10,050 mAh
Fingerprint reader?NoYesYesYesYes
ColorsWhiteBlackBlack, White, PinkBlack, White, PinkBlack, White, Pink
Dimensions224 x 89.5 x 17-26.7mm224 x 89.5 x 18-26.7mm224 x 89.5 x 21.6-26.7mm
Weight395 grams410 grams450 grams
Price (Retail)$549$629$649$799 (16G/1TB)
$699 (16G/0.5TB)
$999 (16G/0.5TB)
$1099 (16G/1TB)
$1399 (32G/2GB)

Source: AyaNeo via @Olrak29_

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