ADATA XPG NIA Gaming Handheld Breaks Cover at Computex

ADATA is another company we can add to the list that is coming out with a gaming handheld. At Computex 2024 they were showing off their XPG NIA gaming handheld. The NIA aims to set itself apart from other gaming handhelds with its interesting design. One of the hallmarks of that design is its liftable / tiltable screen, something we really haven’t seen on other gaming handhelds.

ADATA XPG Nia

The screen itself is a 7-inch screen and maybe the reason why it features the liftable design is that this gaming handheld is going to make use of uses eye tracking and dynamic foveated rendering. Basically dynamic foveated rendering takes advantage of how human vision works by using eye tracking to determine where the user is looking and rendering that area in a higher / full resolution, while rendering the peripheral areas in a lower resolution. This technique is used a lot of AR and VR applications to boost performance as humans can only perceive detailed imagery in the relatively small central area of our vision called the fovea, while our peripheral vision is much less detailed. So in theory this should cut down the total amount of rendering work required, which of course would be ideal for a gaming handheld.

ADATA XPG Nia

Under the hood you are going to find an AMD Phoenix APU (Ryzen 7 8840U or Ryzen Z1 Extreme) and upgradable LPCAMM2 memory. This is the first gaming handheld we’ve seen make use of this memory as well. ADATA says in it current state the NIA will support up to 64GB. For storage there is a single M.2 2230 slot and ADATA will include one of their own S55 M.2 2230 drives (up to 2TB). The back panel of the device can easily be removed to access both the LCAMM2 memory and M.2 drive. Also we have seen some reports that while this prototype is running at Ryzen APU, it could be upgraded later to the Ryzen AI 300 chip.

ADATA XPG Nia

Another interesting thing about this gaming handheld is that you can fully remove the motherboard to use it as something like a mini PC or even a file server. ADATA will also provide 3D model files so you could print a custom chassis for the device. Pricing will also be pretty competitive as ADATA is shooting for a sub-$600 price.

ADATA XPG Nia

Reports are that we won’t see this gaming handheld released till early 2025 (likely CES 2025) so we can expect the internals and other features to change quite a bit.

Via Tom’s Hardware

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