AYA Neo runs Crysis Remastered
It’s not just XBOX Series and PS5, AMD enters the handheld console market.
AYA Neo Founders, Credit: ETA Prime, AYA Neo
We have been sharing news on the AYA Neo console ever since it was announced. It’s the first handheld gaming console that will be powered by AMD Ryzen CPU. The development on this console has started way before Ryzen 5000 series codenamed “Cezanne” were announced, hence it is based on older “Renoir” architecture. The console features a 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU with a Zen2 core architecture. This particular Ryzen CPU has no SMT, which means it only has 6 threads.
The console has recently started shipping to first customers and reviewers. The first model that was released is called Aya Neo Founder, which is a special edition with translucent chassis. This console is now shipping to crowdfunding backers. The manufacturer is expected to implement various changes to the device before it reaches the retail market, hence the Founders should be considered an early design that may look different from the finished product.
AYA Neo in Crysis Remastered, Credit: ETA Prime
AYA Neo Founder also comes with 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and either 512GB or 1TB of NVMe storage. The console is equipped with a 1280×800 IPS display, which ensures that Ryzen CPU integrated graphics can still provide a playable experience with a framerate above 30 in most games. The 47wH battery can officially provide up to 6 hours of use, but in heavy gaming, it is usually around 2 hours.
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U features Radeon 6 Vega graphics with only 6 Compute Units (384 Streaming Processors). Despite such a low number of cores, this is actually more than enough to run various emulators and even games with SoC power locked to 5W (from nominal 15W). This expands the battery life to multiple hours.
YouTubers such as ETA PRIME or Taki Udon have released their first look video featuring the console. The console can provide playable framerate at 1280×800 resolution with settings at medium to low. Some games are playable with APU power locked to 5W. The videos that are attached later in this post also include emulator tests. Those tests are early previews with detailed reviews expected in the coming weeks.
Aya Neo will compete in the handheld gaming market with upcoming One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3. Both will feature Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe Graphics. If not for the very high price of these devices, 2021 could become the first year when gaming on integrated graphics actually becomes popular.
|AYA NEO Performance|
|Geekbench||SC 1088, MT 4260||Geekbench 5 Windows|
|3DMark Night Raid||Combined 11444, GPU 12712||Default|
|3DMark Time Spy||Combined 1097, GPU 975||Default|
|3DMark Fire Strike||Combined 2935, GPU 3217||Default|
|Forza Horizon 4||67 FPS||Medium (1280×800)|
|GTA 5||68 FPS||Normal/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)|
|Skyrim Special Edition||60 FPS||Medium (1280×800)|
|Marvel vs Capcom Infinite||60 FPS||Medium (1280×800)|
|Doom Eternal||62 FPS||Low / Dynamic Resolution OFF (1280×800)|
|Counter-Strike GO||100+ FPS||High/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)|
|Fortnite||77 FPS||Medium (100% Resolution Scale) (1280×800)|
|Crysis Remastered||42 FPS||Low/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)|
|Cyberpunk 2077||30 FPS||Low (1280×800)|
AYA Neo in Synthetic Benchmarks, Credit: ETA Prime
AYA Neo in 15W Gaming, Credit: ETA Prime
AYA Neo in 5W Gaming, Credit: Taki Udon
|Handheld Gaming Consoles|
|VideoCardz.com||AYA NEO Founder||One Gx1 Pro||GDP Win 3||GDP Win Max||GDP Win 2||Nintendo Switch|
|Architecture||AMD Zen2 (Renoir)||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Tiger Lake||Intel Ice Lake||Intel Kaby Lake||NVIDIA Maxwell|
|SoC||AMD Ryzen 5 4500U||Intel Core i7-1160G7||Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7*||Intel Core i5-1035G7||Intel Core M3-7Y30||NVIDIA Tegra X1|
|SoC CPU||6 cores/6 threads @ 4.0 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz||4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 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||Intel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHz||Intel Xe (96/80* 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||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4X-4266||16GB LPDDR4-3200||8GB LPDDR3-1866||4GB|
|Storage||512 GB / 1TB *||512 GB PCIe NVME SSD||m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD||m.2 2280 PCIe NVME SSD||128GB SSD||32GB|
|Display||7″ 1280×800 IPS||7″ 1920×1200 IPS||5.5″ 1280×720||8″ 1280×720||6″ 1280×720 IPS||6.2 1280×720|
|Connectivity||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIM||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||12,000 mAh||TBC||3x 5000 mAh||2×4900 mAh||4310 mAh|
|Weight||650 g||623 g||TBC||790 g||460g (1 pound)||0.88 lbs / 0.61 lbs *|
|Dimensions||25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm||17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 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||Windows 10||Windows 10||Windows / Linux||Custom|
|Release Price & Date||3999 Yuan, 4599 Yuan*, November 2020||TBC, December 2020||TBC||885 USD, August 2020||330 USD, May 2018||300 USD, March 2017|
|* 1TB model||* Base model||* HDH-001|
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Source (emulator tests + 5W gaming):