AOKZOE A2 Ultra Gaming Handheld With Intel Core Ultra 7 CPU To Launch On April 14th

The upcoming A2 Ultra gaming handheld will be powered by the Intel Core Ultra architecture rather than an AMD Ryzen processor. Although it may visually resemble the previously mentioned AMD Ryzen 7040U-based version, the A2 Ultra will integrate the Intel Meteor Lake architecture, offering entirely distinct CPU and GPU designs. Today, the company has officially unveiled the new handheld, with a complete specification showcase set for later this month.
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It is important to mention that the A2 series has previously incorporated processors from the Ryzen 6000U and 7000U series, marking the introduction of the third architecture within these series. AOKZOE asserts that the Intel 4 process and Xe-LPG architecture will deliver robust gaming performance. Performance has nearly doubled compared to previous Intel GPU architectures, resulting in significantly enhanced power efficiency and reduced power consumption. However, it’s worth noting that Raptor Lake was scarcely utilized by handheld manufacturers, largely due to its underwhelming GPU performance.
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AOKZOE has yet to officially confirm the specific Core Ultra CPU that will power the device. However, the teaser suggests the utilization of the Core Ultra 7, which narrows down the possibilities to either the Core Ultra 7 165H or 155H. Both versions boast 16 CPU cores and 8 Arc GPU Xe-Cores.
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The company has unveiled a 3DMark TimeSpy test outcome, indicating that the System-on-Chip (SoC) attains a total score of 4169 points, with 3813 points attributed to the GPU test. Furthermore, the handheld is engineered to function with a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of up to 35 watts, slightly surpassing that of the Claw, which operates at 28 watts.
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The company will reveal more information on April 14th, with pricing being the crucial factor. Although the MSI Claw garnered considerable attention at CES 2024, its recent launch by MSI was relatively subdued. There’s a perception that MSI may not be actively promoting the product, and there hasn’t been any mention of a review program. The Claw entered the market with a relatively high price tag of $699, which hasn’t been well-received by the gaming community, especially given its performance inferiority compared to the Ryzen Z1 Extreme handhelds, which are actually cheaper.

Source: AOKZOE