When released later this year, the Ayaneo 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U will be the Chinese company’s new top-tier handheld console. It will include the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU, PCIe 4.0 storage, LPDDR5 RAM, and USB 4.0 support, but it won’t be cheap.
Ayaneo recently revealed the Ayaneo 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, their next-generation handheld gaming console. It has a small form factor, a retro color scheme, and some of the best specs available on the handheld market right now.
The Ayaneo 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU, with eight cores and 16 threads, the new Zen 3+ microarchitecture, and a maximum boost clock of 4.7 GHz, will power the Ayaneo 2. The Steam Deck, as previously stated, has four Zen 2 cores clocked at up to 3.5 GHz.
The enhancements don’t stop there; the console also includes the Radeon 680M, AMD’s most powerful integrated GPU. It has 12 RDNA 2 Compute Units clocked at 2.2 GHz, allowing it to push 3.38 teraflops, more than double the Steam Deck’s 1.6 teraflops.
As the TDP of this APU can be configured up to 28W, it will be intriguing to see if Ayaneo’s cooling solution will allow the chip to stretch its legs, at least when the console is docked.
Other features include PCIe 4.0 storage, LPDDR5-6400 RAM, and USB 4.0 support, and it will ship with Windows 11.
The Ayaneo 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U is expected to be released by this year, though no pricing has been announced. It’s unlikely to be as cheap as the Steam Deck, given that all of their current handheld consoles cost more than $1,000.