AYANEO2 Gaming Handheld Rocks Ryzen 6000U With RDNA 2 GPU, Steam Deck Killer?
AYANEO tweeted a photo of the new AYANEO 2 powered by an AMD Ryzen “Zen3+” 6800U with a whopping 8 cores and 16 threads running at 2.7GHz, with a 4.7GHz boost clock and integrated Radeon 680M “RDNA2” graphics. The device and specs were also shown off during a livestream, which you can see linked here. Overall, though, the combination of Zen3+ and RDNA2 alongside LPDDR5 running at 6400MHz puts the AYANEO 2 in an impressive weight class of its own that clearly surpasses the Steam Deck.
While the specs sound great, there are a few caveats. The first and likely most important is pricing. In the past, AYANEO devices have been priced significantly higher than a Steam Deck, with the AYANEO NEXT running over $1300. There are also some concerns about the device button layout, which appears to be a little awkward, but we cannot pass too harsh a judgment until we have a device in hand.
In any event, the AYANEO 2 will certainly be a cool little gaming device to keep an eye on. Let us know what you think of the AYANEO 2 in the comments below.