Ryzen handheld gaming console

Aya-Eve is the next 'pc gaming handheld'. Equipped with a Ryzen CPU and 16 GB of ram we have big expectations. Let's review it's price, release date and possible gaming performances.

Aya-Eve: Un PC Gaming con diseño de Nintendo Switch y un ...

It seems that GPD Win Max, Alienware's Project UFO and even Nintendo Switch itself have a new contender in the portable console market. Aya-Eve is actually an entire Windows-equipped mini PC in portable console format that incorporates, among other things, an AMD Ryzen processor and no less than 16 GB of RAM.


Aya-Eve specifications

SoC Ryzen 5 4500U
Storage 512 GB NVMe SSD
Display 7 inch 1280 x 800 IPS screen (70% NTSC Color Gamut)
Battery 47 Watt Hour
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6
Controllers Joysticks mouse mode, Wired (X input) and Bluetooth options
Power consumption 30 W
Price  ~$600 


In the past, portable consoles were just that: gaming stations with built-in batteries to take games everywhere. However, in recent times this trend is changing more towards mini PCs in portable console format, and proof of this are the interesting GPD Win Max and, now, the new game that joins the contest: Aya-Eve.


Aya-Eve, the power of a PC in the palm of your hand

Essentially, the manufacturer has taken a NUC-type mini PC and integrated it into a portable console format with an integrated controller, battery and screen to be able to play anywhere. It equips an AMD Ryzen 4500U processor with 6 cores and 6 process wires at 2.3 GHz (4 GHz Turbo) with a blower-type heatsink like that of integrated laptops, in addition to 16 GB of DDR4 a RAM, eye to the data, 4266 MHz, and a 512 GB capacity NVMe SSD.

This is a mini PC with features that are certainly very interesting and that will give us excellent gaming performance. The rest of the features are currently tentative because the development team is still in it, but theoretically it will equip a 7-inch screen with an IPS matrix and a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (put in perspective, the Nintendo Switch has a 6.2 screen. inches with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution).

Aya-Eve's current prototypes include a USB-C port that serves both to charge the battery and to output the video signal to a monitor, a USB 3.1 port and a micro SD card reader. Its battery is 47 W / h, incorporates Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and has a consumption of about 30 watts at maximum load (so the battery should last a little more than an hour playing at maximum).

Aya-Eve, as a mini PC that it really is, would be based on Windows operating system and therefore would be compatible with any game for this operating system, including for example the ones we have in our Steam library. The control includes D-Pad (crosshead), two analog joysticks and six configurable buttons.


Aya-Eve expected gaming performance

Game Average FPS at 1280x720 Med Presets
Anno 1800 Anno 1800 52
Anthem Anthem 27
Battlefield Battlefield 5 52
Borderlands 3 Borderlands 3 44
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Call of Duty Modern Warfare 34
Control Control 32
Far Cry New Dawn Far Cry New Dawn 28
Final Fantasy XV Final Fantasy XV 25
Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ghost Recon Breakpoint 29
Grand Theft Auto 5 Grand Theft Auto 5 80
Just Cause 4 Just Cause 4 42
Minecraft Minecraft 133
Metro Exodus Metro Exodus 35
Shadow of the tomb raider Shadow of the Tomb Raider 43
The Division 2 The Division 2 37
The Witcher 3 The Witcher 3 55
Total War Three Kingdoms Total War: Three Kingdoms 47

The above performances are what you get when playing with a Ryzen 5 4500U laptop and therefore are not official to the AYA-EVE, which uses the same SoC. It is only so you have an idea on what to expect. 

The Ryzen 5 4500U benefits from high speed dual channel memory, which explains the 16 GB DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X the handheld sports. As you can see performances in demanding titles are all around the 30 to 60 FPS mark at 1280x720 resolution. The console's display will have a 1280x800p resolution so performance in the same ballpark should be expected.


Aya-Eve Price and release date

As we said, Aya-Eve is currently still in development, although they are already fine-tuning its technical specifications and other issues so that it can go to market towards this Christmas. As for the price it is still in doubt as well, but it is expected to cost around 600 usd approximately.