When it comes to handheld consoles based on PC hardware or computers in identical form, two brands dominate: Steam Deck and Aya Neo. Of the two and in terms of technical specifications, the Valve model wins by a landslide, but its rival does not want to be outdone with a new model. And it is that they have just presented their Aya Neo 2 based on the AMD Ryzen 6800U processor.
One of the pending tasks of processors with x86 register and instruction sets, those used in PCs, is what we call low power consumption. It is an outstanding task that has enabled ARM to support the whole range of portable devices through processors from different brands such as Apple, Qualcomm, etc. However, we are seeing very significant advances from Intel and AMD. While it doesn’t yet allow them to put a Ryzen or Intel Core in a mobile phone, it has enabled the creation of a new form factor: the PC in the form of a handheld console.
And let’s not forget that the computer is an excellent video game platform due to the catalog accumulated over the years and the fact that you can play anywhere, whether with a Steam Deck or an Aya Neo, is a significant change. Well, the successor to Valve’s console rival has appeared earlier than expected. Let’s see how it goes.
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For the moment, the technical specifications on the Aya Neo 2
And how does Aya Neo compare to her rival? Well, very much in favor, since we recall that the CPU of the Steam Deck is 4 Zen 2 cores compared to the 8 Zen 3+ cores of the Aya Neo 2
In any case, we hope that at some point Valve will release its Steam Deck V2 with better technical specifications than the current model. Whose advantage over its rival is for the moment the optimization of games for its platform and the fact of having much cheaper hardware for the public. This last point is for us the Achilles heel of the current Aya Neo, it is that they are too expensive despite being exceptional machines for what they are used for. Everything therefore indicates that the Aya Neo 2 is going to cost a whole salary, even if we do not know the price at the moment.