Do you know many handheld gaming consoles allowing you to play normally in PC games? Yes, of course games a lot, and you can always find ones that run without any problems in any simple Intel CPU with integrated GPU. For example, on the console GPD Win 2, based on Intel Core CPU m3-7Y30. But if you can call it a gaming device? I think the answer is obvious.
Out of all the similar devices I’ve ever seen, I remember the only gaming tablet Razer Edge. It came out in 2013 and was equipped with mobile Intel Core i5 or Core i7 third generation and a GeForce GT 640M LE. It was probably the only one at least conditionally gaming solution in this segment.
But that could change thanks to AMD. It mobile APUS, a new generation can become the basis for a portable gaming PC. And probably the first such device will be the console Smach Z. she has quite long history that began with the site Kickstarter in 2016. Then the console was equipped with the Merlin Falcon SoC the AMD RX-421BD with four CPU cores, Exavator and Radeon R7 GPU. Actually, nothing better in this class did not exist. But the company’s plans have changed, at the appointed time the console came out, and then the project was redrawn. And that’s what’s funny, I went to device only.
The fact that the old AMD was replaced with a brand new. To be precise, AMD Embedded Ryzen V1605B. Is a hybrid processor for embedded solutions, but the main thing is that its configuration includes a Quad core Zen with a frequency of 2.0-3.6 GHz and GPU Vega 8 with 512 stream processors. That is roughly the same as that of Ryzen 5 2500U.
And this is already enough for modern games. Yes, though not always for Full HD and not always for the maximum graphics settings, but still. In fact, that to tell in the video below you can see for yourself.
40 fps in Diablo 3! Even at 720p with medium settings, but it’s The Witcher 3 on a portable console! About all sorts LoL or Rocket League and you can not remember. AMD really released a mobile solutions that allow you to create a portable gaming console for PC games. Yes, of course, here we can say that the gaming industry as a whole in recent years, in terms of requirements to iron are practically not moved, but it’s the details. In the meantime, we have a fairly compact console Smach Z, which can be quite nice to play. Well, almost have. The first deliveries are expected in may.
As for the other parameters of the attachment, she received a six-inch Full HD display, 4 or 8 GB of RAM (a version of the Smach Z Pro), SSD capacity of 64 or 128 GB, a slot for microSD, ports USB-C, USB and Micro USB, DisplayPort and battery, which is enough for five hours of the game. But this is not accurate. Works on either Windows 10 or Linux. Say cost older version will be $ 900.