AyaNeo 2 handheld game console announced with Ryzen 7 6800U

AyaNeo 2 handheld game console announced with Ryzen 7 6800U and twice as fast graphics as Steam Deck

The Chinese company AyaNeo has announced a new portable game console AyaNeo 2. The console uses the latest AMD Ryzen 6000 series (Rembrandt) mobile processor based on the Zen 3+ architecture with a 6nm process technology.

    Image source: AyaNeo

Image source: AyaNeo

AyaNeo 2 is based on a Ryzen 7 6800U with 8 cores and 16 threads and a frequency range of 2.7 to 4.7 GHz. Its maximum frequency is 300MHz higher than the Ryzen 7 5800U (Cezanne) used in the AyaNeo Next box. The integrated graphics of the Ryzen 7 6800U processor is based on the RDNA 2 architecture. It is also used, for example, by the custom AMD Aerith processor of the Steam Deck portable console.

The AyaNeo 2 will definitely have higher iGPU performance than the competitor since the Ryzen 7 6800U comes with an integrated 12-core Radeon 680M graphics core. That’s four blocks more than Steam Deck. An additional plus is the operation of the Radeon 680M at a higher frequency – up to 2.2 GHz, that is, 600 MHz higher than the Valve set-top box. Therefore, the performance of the integrated GPU in AyaNeo 2 is twice as high – 3.38 Tflops versus 1.6 Tflops for Steam Deck. The head of Aya said that the graphics speed of the new console is comparable to the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

The Ryzen 7 6800U processor operates in a dynamic TDP range of 15 to 28 W, giving you room to choose the right power consumption for specific tasks. The latest portable consoles usually allow you to take full advantage of the maximum possible TDP if you connect the console to a special docking station or connect an external charger. For example, the same Steam deck works in this mode.

The manufacturer AyaNeo 2 showed how the device works in various games. In particular, Metro Exodus, Cyberpunk 2077, Witcher 3, Elden Ring and other games have been released on the console. Apparently, the console is equipped with a display with a resolution of 1280 × 800 pixels. The screen itself is frameless, which distinguishes AyaNeo 2 against the background of the same Steam Deck or Nintendo Switch.

The console will also get a fingerprint scanner and some new software features that the company doesn’t want to talk about just yet. AyaNeo 2 will be released later this year. An exact release date has not yet been announced.

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