One-Netbook tests its own AMD-powered handheld to challenge Steam Deck

Indiegogo startup One-Netbook is giving gamers a chance to try out its new AMD-powered portable gaming console called “OneXplayer AMD Edition”. According to a Tweet by @OnenetbookO (via Liliputing) gamers can sign up for a chance to get this new portable device from One-Netbook for the sole purpose of putting it to the test.

Unfortunately, the details of the device’s system specs remain a mystery, so it seems that aside from letting us know it will be powered by an AMD chip, One-Netbook isn’t ready to show the world exactly yet. what he is working on.

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We can round up a few bits of its current Intel-based console, named OneXplayer. It has an 8.4-inch screen with a monstrous 2560×1440 resolution, or 358 pixels per inch. The handheld is powered by 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake i7-1185G7 processor, Iris Xe integrated graphics and 16GB of LPDDR4x-4266.

At 720P, One-Notebook tested a bunch of titles, showing worst-case frame rates around 40fps in some of the most demanding games like Flight Simulator 2020 and Forza Horizon 4, but the big majority of other games had frame rates around 60 fps, or well above.

If One-Netbook is already testing an AMD version of the console, we suspect it will be very similar to the Intel version, with the main tweak being a new AMD APU. One-Netbook will likely use a Ryzen 5 5600U or a Ryzen 7 5800U, which are AMD’s latest APUs right now.

Unfortunately, it remains to be seen if AMD’s RDNA2-powered Van Gogh APUs will make it to console like they did with the Steam Deck. To our knowledge, AMD does not sell Van Gogh as an official APU, and it was probably only developed for Valve’s Steam Deck as a semi-custom unit.

If One-Netbook uses a Zen 3 APU in its new gaming handheld, it will be interesting to see how it compares to the Steam Deck once it arrives. Technically, the AMD OneXplayer will have a CPU power advantage over Steam Deck’s Zen 2 cores. However, in the graphics department, things could be drastically different with all of AMD’s current Zen 3 APUs still using Vega graphics instead of RDNA2.

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