Aya Neo is the first AMD Ryzen powered gaming console. The development work was initiated way before the Ryzen 5000 series were announced, which means it is based on older “Renoir” architecture. Aya Neo is powered by a 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU based on a Zen2 core architecture. The Ryzen 4500U CPU has no SMT; hence it only features 6 threads.
Recently, the console is being delivered to the reviewers and the initial customers. Aya Neo Founder was the first model released. The Founder version should not be considered the final product.
AYA Neo Founder houses 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and for storage, you can choose between 512GB or 1TB of NVMe storage. A 1280×800 IPS display is also provided that ensures reasonable graphics at 30 or higher FPS. The Neo is powered by a 47wH battery that can officially provide up to 6 hours of use.
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U has Radeon 6 Vega graphics that operates on 6 Compute Units (384 Streaming Processors). Although the core count is quite low but is sufficient to run various emulators and games with the processor power locked to 5W.
Youtubers ETA PRIME and Taki Udon have released their reviews on the console. It provides a playable frame rate at 1280×800 resolution with settings at medium to low.
Aya Neo will be a competitor to the upcoming One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3. Both the One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3 will be powered by Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe Graphics.
Via ETA prime