With the advent of handheld portable devices, playing PC games has become more convenient. With the ongoing advancement of the devices, more and more brands have joined this industry. The first AMD Ryzen 6800U console, the AOKZOE A1, has just been unveiled by Shanghai-based startup AOKZOE. You are sure to be surprised by A1’s exceptional performance compared to current PC handhelds.
The portable console will enter mass production sporting the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor thanks to AOKZOE. The eagerly awaited 6800U-powered console will undoubtedly improve the PC handheld gaming experience. The official video demo of the AOKZOE A1 shows Elden Ring running at 60 frames per second and Forza running at over 100 frames per second thanks to the combination of AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M graphics, and LPDDR5X memory.
Aokoze A1 Specs vs Steam Deck
AOKZOE A1 Specs:
- Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
- GPU: Radeon 680M Graphics card
- RAM: LPDDR5X (Frequency 6400) 16 GB/32 GB
- Screen specs: 8-inch full lamination FHD IPS screen, 1920*1200 resolution
- Battery: 48 Wh for the standard version, 65Wh for the ultimate version
- Size: 285 mm x 125 mm x 21 mm
- Weight: 668 g for the standard version, 729 g for the ultimate version
- Supports Gyroscope, vibrator and RGB LED light
Steam Deck Specs:
- Processor: AMD APU, Zen 2 4c/8t
- GPU: AMD RDNA 2 with 8 CUs
- RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Screen specs: 7-inch diagonal, 1200×800 px
- Battery: 40Whr battery, 2-8 hours of gameplay
- Size: 298mm x 117mm x 49mm
- Weight: 1.47 pounds (669 grams)
- Supports Gyroscope, vibration, and haptic feedback
Ryzen 6800U Based A1 Almost A Generational Leap Over The Valve’s Steam Deck
The handheld entered an “influencer field test” phase of development. This means that influencer big shots will be sent a prototype to play with and review. One of such reviews comes for ETA Prime, an almost 900k subscribers tech channel, showcasing the first hardware to pull off 1080P AAA Gaming on a handheld:
2022 really feels like the year of handheld PCs, with some exciting new prototypes being unveiled on what feels to be a monthly basis! I can’t wait to see the future of PC handheld gaming. With the increased competition Valve really needs to step up with the Steam Deck 2.
Just look at the 6800U. It feels like holding a 1kg> device between your hands that is on paper more powerful than the PS4! The 60FPS Forza Horizon 5 gameplay on a handheld is mind shattering. Devices like this are sure to change the gaming industry.
When it comes to the downsides of the product. AOKZOE, the brand behind the console, is just a “sub-brand” of One Notebook. Also responsible for the ONEXPLAYER brand. Which is a little bit of a red flag. Since ONEXPLAYER has a history of being downright awful when it comes to supporting their products. Reports of analog sticks not working and suffering from giant cross-shaped dead zones are rampant when it comes to some of their products.
Another downside is the look of the handheld. Although that’s a personal preference. But in MY personal preference, the handheld just looks cheap. It also says “Hardcore Gaming Console” on top of it, which made me gag a little.
The crowdfunding for the Aokoze A1 project starts on Kickstarter on July 7th!
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