Handheld maker Aya Neo is including the Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide to its lineup of transportable PC gaming gadgets, each of that are set to return with an upgraded Ryzen 7 6800U chip and a Radeon 680M built-in GPU with RDNA 2 graphics, in line with a report from Liliputing. The Radeon 680M iGPU is able to pushing 3.38 teraflops, greater than double the 1.6 teraflops delivered by the Steam Deck.
As identified by Tom’s Hardware, the Ryzen 7 6800 APU (accelerated processing unit) comes with eight cores and runs on the sooner Zen 3 plus structure. It additionally comes with the built-in Radeon 680M iGPU, which has 12 compute items (CUs). For comparability, the Steam Deck has a quad-core AMD APU that runs on the older Zen 2 structure and an iGPU with RDNA 2 graphics and eight CUs. Judging by these specs, the Neo 2 and Neo Slide could have the potential to outperform the Steam Deck — however we gained’t know for positive till we see the gadgets in motion.
While each the Slide and Neo 2 will include assist for LPDDR5-6400 RAM, Aya says the Neo 2 may even function PCIe 4.0 storage, USB 4.0 ports, in addition to a fingerprint scanner. In addition to sporting some inner upgrades, the exterior of the system has additionally been overhauled. The Neo 2 swaps its predecessor’s tougher edges for extra rounded corners, making it look much more like the Aya Neo Next device the firm launched earlier this yr. It additionally has an up to date darkish / mild grey colour scheme that jogs my memory of Nintendo’s basic consoles.
The Neo Slide, nonetheless, comes with an much more attention-grabbing design. As its identify implies, the display screen slides as much as reveal a backlit RGB keyboard, form of like a bigger model of the Motorola Droid 4 (and different previous telephones) that have the identical performance. It’s unclear how nicely this can work, however it could be fairly cool to slip up your display screen and begin typing to pals with out a lot interruption to gameplay.
Aya Neo didn’t present launch dates for the Neo Slide or Neo 2, however says they’re coming later this yr. And whereas there aren’t any pricing particulars both, the gadgets doubtless gained’t be low-cost — the Aya Neo, Aya Neo Pro, and Aya Neo Next all price over $1,000, rather more than the $399 beginning worth of the Steam Deck. We may even see pricing that’s (hopefully) nearer to the Steam Deck with Aya Neo’s upcoming entry-level Neo Air, however there’ll clearly be a trade-off in relation to efficiency.