The AYA Neo Handheld Console Can Run Crysis Remasted And Cyberpunk 2077 With AMD’s Ryzen 5 4500U CPU


Handheld consoles are not synonymous with power, but the AYA Neo is looking to change that. Its been in development for quite some time and features an AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 'Renoir' Architecture. It features the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU with Radeon 6 Vega Graphics.

Crysis Remasted And Cyberpunk 2077 Can Run Well On The AYA Neo

The AYA Neo is a powerful handheld console featuring the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU. The processor features 6 cores, 6 threads (this CPU has no SMT), and is based on the  Zen 2 Architecture. The graphics are integrated with Radeon 6 Vega graphics with only 6 Compute Units (384 Streaming Processors). The AYA Neo also has 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and up to a 1TB NVMe SSD inside. The display is a 1280×800 IPS display and all of this is powered by a 47wH battery that provides up to 6 hours of use, but heavy gaming quick slashes that by 67% down to around 2 hours.

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Even though some of the graphical components may seem a little underwhelming, they actually do the job quite well. Even with the low core count, it's enough to run various emulators and even games with SoC power locked to 5W. On most games with low to medium settings at 1280×800 resolution, you have a solid playing experience with respectable framerates. On all games tested in reviews below, the Neo was able to achieve 30+ FPS in all titles.

AYA Neo Performance

Forza Horizon 4 67 FPSMedium (1280×800)
GTA 568 FPSNormal/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Skyrim Special Edition60 FPSMedium (1280×800)
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite60 FPSMedium (1280×800)
Doom Eternal62 FPSLow / Dynamic Resolution OFF (1280×800)
Counter Strike Global Offensive100+ FPSHigh/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Fortnite77 FPSMedium (100% Resolution Scale) (1280×800)
Crysis Remastered42 FPSLow/Medium (Mixed) (1280×800)
Cyberpunk 207730 FPSLow (1280×800)
GeekbenchSC 1088, MT 4260 Geekbench 5 Windows
PCMark 104787Default
3DMark Night RaidCombined 11444, GPU 12712 Default
3DMark Time SpyCombined 1097, GPU 975 Default
3DMark Fire StrikeCombined 2935, GPU 3217 Default

As of now, the console is currently being shipped to its first customers and reviewers as the AYA Neo Founder. This model of the console features a translucent chassis and is being shipped to the crowdfunding backers. By many accounts, this is considered to be a preproduction model coming out in limited amounts to its early backers and reviewers. It wouldn't be unexpected if the AYA Neo is revised for the general release and features a different look compared to the Founder edition.

Full Reviews Of The AYA Neo Founder Edition Are Up With Plenty Of Benchmarks On Multiple Titles

As for reviewers who have posted their reviews and first impressions, Taki Udon and ETA Prime are two of those that have posted their reviews to YouTube. The reviews take a different approach to analyzing the console, but it's best to watch both to get the full perspective. Both look at the specifications of the console, but then take a different approach.

ETA Prime looks at the unboxing experience and then looks at the performance in Forza Horizon 4, GTA 5, Skyrim, Street Fighter 5, Doom Eternal, CS:GO, Fortnite, and even Crysis Remastered. Taki Udon looks at the quality of the product by going over the battery performance, cooling, display, build quality, and does some performance benchmarking at the end.

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I recommend watching both reviews to get a full picture of the product as ETA Prime covers the in-game performance and unboxing experience of the AYA Neo whilst Taki Udon looks at the more tangible with the quality and overall design of the product.

As far as the release date for the general public, it's March 10th, 2021, so it is coming out in less than a month. The direct competitors are the One Gx1 Pro and GDP Win3 based on Intel Tiger Lake CPUs with Xe Graphics. 2021 might just be the year for gaming on integrated graphics if these consoles lower their price points.

Current Generation of Handheld Gaming Consoles

SpecficationsAYA NEO NextAYA NEO 2021 / ProSteam DeckNintendo Switch OLED
GDP Win 3 One Gx1 Pro
ArchitectureAMD Zen?AMD Zen 2 (Renoir)AMD Zen 2ARM CortexIntel Tiger Lake Intel Tiger Lake
SOCTBCAMD Ryzen 7 4800U
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
AMD Van Gogh (Aeirth)NVIDIA Tegra X1
Intel Core i7-1165G7/i5-1135G7 Intel Core i7-1160G7
SOC Cores/ClocksTBC8C/16T @ 4.2 GHz
6C/6T @ 4.0 GHz
4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz4x A57 + 4x A53
4 cores/8 threads @ 4.7 GHz/4.2 GHz 4 cores/8 threads @ 4.4 GHz
SOC GPUTBCAMD Radeon Vega 8 @ 1.750 GHz
AMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.5 GHz
AMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHzNVIDIA Maxwell 256 CUDA @ 1 GHz
Intel Xe (96/ EU) @ 1.3 GHz Intel Xe (96 EU) @ 1.3 GHz
MemoryTBC16GB LPDDR4X-426616GB LPDDR5-55004GB LPDDR4-320016GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-4266 16GB DDR4-LPDDR4X-4266
StorageTBC512 GB / 1TB NVMe64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
Screen Size & DisplayTBC7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×800 IPS7″ 1280×720 OLED
5.5″ 1280×720 7″ 1920×1200 IPS
Wireless ConnectivityTBCWiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5WiFi5WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, SIM
BatteryTBC12,300 mAh40 Whr4310 mAh
3*3950 mAh12,000 mAh
WeightTBC650 g669 g420g560g623g
DimensionsTBC25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm19.8 x 9.2 x 2.7 cm17.3 x 13.6 x 2.1 cm
OSWindows 11Windows 10 Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)CustomWindows 10 Windows 10
Release Date2022September 2021
March 2021
February 2022October 2021May 2021December 2020
PriceTBC$1215 (Pro 16 GB / 1 TB)
$925 (16 GB / 512 GB)
$399 (64GB)
$529 (256GB)
$649 (512GB)