Aya Neo Founder Edition: AMD’s Ryzen 4000 APU Powers New Handheld Gaming Console

One eagle-eyed Redditor has spotted that the Aya Neo Founder Edition has gone up for preorder in China. The handheld gaming console will compete with the Nintendo Switch and other rivals, including the Smach Z and the GPD Win Max.

The Aya Neo Founder Edition focuses on gaming portability and possesses a design that is just like the mainstream Nintendo Switch. The device measures 255 x 106 x 20mm and weights in at 650g. It features a clear physique and –in a nod to the PC gaming word — RGB lighting.

While you may dig or dislike the design, the Aya Neo Founder Edition’s true value lies in its {hardware}. AMD’s Ryzen 5 4500U (codename Renoir) APU is responsible for each processor and graphical workloads. In case you’re not familiar with the 7nm APU, the Ryzen 5 4500U is a hexa-core 15W chip that is based on the Zen 2 microarchitecture. It lacks simultaneous multithreading (SMT), however boasts an impressive boost clock pace up to four GHZ. The cooling solution appears to employ two copper warm pipes, which are 8mm in diameter, attached to a copper radiator that relies on a small cooling fan.

On the graphics end, the Ryzen 5 4500U is equipped with six Vega Compute Units (CUs) running as much as 1,500 MHz, which should be more than enough to push modern AAA titles at the resolution that the Aya Neo Founder Edition displays.

The Aya Neo Founder Edition ships with 16GB of LPDDR4X-4266 memory. Customers have the option to choose between a 512GB or 1TB NVMe SSD. The drive appears to be the SN550 M.2 2280 SSD from Western Digital.

The handheld gaming device features a 7-inch IPS touch display that boasts a resolution of 1280 x 800 with a 215 ppi density. The Aya Neo Founder Edition is based on Windows 10, so the button layout is just like an Xbox controller, with the addition of an array of task-specific buttons. There’s additionally a gyroscope and gravity sensor present in the design.

The Aya Neo Founder Edition features a pair of stereo speakers, but there’s also a normal 3.5mm audio jack for connecting your headphones. With regard to connectivity, the machine supplies three USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. As a result, you can pair a normal wired or wi-fi keyboard or mouse with the Aya Neo Founder Version so you possibly can navigate and carry out strange Windows duties. Lastly, the miniature gaming device comes with a 47 Whr battery and helps 65W quick charging.

The 512GB version of the Aya Neo Founder Edition sells for around $600, whereas the 1TB model prices $680. At the moment, the company solely sells the machine in the Chinese market and would not settle for abroad orders. Nevertheless, the creator is contemplating whether or not to begin an Indiegogo marketing campaign in order that its prospect’s exterior China can get their fingers on the machine at a good value.