The Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide have specs that could challenge the Steam Deck


According to a report by Liliputing. The Radeon 680M iGPU is capable of pushing 3.38 teraflops, more than double the 1.6 teraflops provided by the Steam Deck.

As pointed out Tom’s gear, the Ryzen 7 6800 APU (accelerated processing unit) comes with eight cores and runs on the faster Zen 3 plus architecture. It also comes with the integrated Radeon 680M iGPU, which has 12 Compute Units (CU). For comparison, the Steam Deck has a quad-core AMD APU that runs on the older Zen 2 architecture and an iGPU with RDNA 2 graphics and eight CPUs. Judging by these specs, the Neo 2 and Neo Slide might have the potential to outperform the Steam Deck – but we won’t know for sure until we see the devices in action.

The Aya Neo 2 has rounded corners and a Nintendo-like color scheme.
Image: Aya Neo

While the Slide and Neo 2 run Windows and support LPDDR5-6400 RAM, Aya says the Neo 2 will also feature PCIe 4.0 storage, USB 4.0 ports, as well as a fingerprint scanner. In addition to some internal improvements, the exterior of the device has also been revised. The Neo 2 replaces its predecessor’s harsher edges with more rounded corners, making it look much more like the Aya Neo Next device the company launched earlier this year. It also has an updated dark gray/light gray color scheme that reminds me of classic Nintendo consoles.

The Neo Slide, however, comes with an even more interesting design. As the name suggests, the screen slides up to reveal an RGB backlit keyboard, much like a larger version of the Motorola Droid 4 (and other older phones) that have the same functionality. It’s unclear how well this will work, but it would be pretty cool to swipe your screen and start typing to friends without interrupting the game too much.

The Aya Neo Slide’s screen moves up to reveal an RGB keyboard.
Image: Aya Neo

Aya Neo didn’t provide release dates for the Neo Slide or Neo 2, but says they will arrive later this year. And while there are no pricing details either, the devices are unlikely to come cheap – the Aya Neo, Aya Neo Pro and Aya Neo Next all cost over $1,000. , far more than the $399 starting price of the Steam Deck. We might see prices (hopefully) closer to the Steam Deck with Aya Neo’s upcoming entry-level Neo Air, but there will obviously be a performance trade-off.


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