First gaming handheld featuring Intel Core Ultra “Meteor Lake” SoC with 3GHz Arc A5 GPU has been demoed

Published: Oct 19th 2023, 08:06 GMT   Comments

Emdoor handheld gaming device features Intel Meteor Lake H and Arc 5 graphics

Emdoor has unveiled the first Windows handheld gaming consoles featuring Intel’s new Meteor Lake H-series processors paired with the Intel ARC 5 GPU.

Emdoor handheld with Meteor Lake-H, Source: Notebook Italia

Intel’s Meteor Lake-H chips, also known as the Core Ultra 100H series, are scheduled for release in December. Despite the impending launch, companies like Emdoor are already giving us a glimpse of their devices that incorporate this new architecture intended for low-power mobile devices, particularly handheld gaming systems.

Emdoor, primarily known for its Mini-PCs and tablet business, is venturing into the handheld gaming device market. Interestingly, the Emdoor device doesn’t appear markedly different from offerings by competitors like AYANEO, ONEXPLAYER, or AYN. The company has adopted a similar design while adding some custom features, such as a built-in stand.

Emdoor handheld with Meteor Lake-H, Source: Notebook Italia

According to official specifications, the system is powered by a Meteor Lake-H processor, with an operating range of 20W to 25W. This power envelope is higher than that of most handheld devices like the Steam Deck (as low as 9W) or ASUS ROG Ally (15W). It’s worth noting that this power range represents the default TDP of the CPU itself and not the exact specification of the device. When the system is in an idle state or operating within Emdoor’s custom UI overlay, the CPU package power fluctuates between 2W to 5W, with a GPU frequency up to 3.0 GHz.

Emdoor handheld with Meteor Lake-H, Source: Notebook Italia

The device features an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1200, which is increasingly becoming the standard screen size in the handheld gaming space. In terms of storage, it appears to support PCIe Gen4 specifications with a capacity of up to 2TB. Emdoor hasn’t confirmed the system memory speed but suggests it may support up to 32GB of LPDDR5X memory.

What’s particularly interesting is that the system is equipped with the Arc 5 GPU, which is an integrated Alchemist GPU. While the exact number of Xe-Cores in this chip is not disclosed, it’s speculated to be in the range of 4 to 8 Xe-Cores, which is the expected configuration for Meteor Lake chips. A noteworthy detail from this demonstration is that the Arc A5 GPU is capable of running games like God of War.

With the introduction of AMD Phoenix APU featuring a combination of Zen4/RDNA3 architectures, the market has flourished and there is a substantial increase in such devices. One can imagine that with the release of Meteor Lake-H it will get even more competitive.

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