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The Smach Z will release this year with an AMD Raven Ridge APU

The Smach Z might actually have decently high system specs

The Smach Z will release this year with an AMD Raven Ridge APU

The Smach Z will release this year with an AMD Raven Ridge APU

The Smach Z handheld gaming PC has been a concept for quite some time, promising a handheld gaming PC experience as early as 2015, back when the project was marketed under the Steam Boy name. 

The original project was cancelled, returning to Kickstarter in August 2016, promising an AMD Falcon SoC, a 1080p screen and a Steam Controller like gamepad. Now it looks like this handheld gaming system has been upgraded to use AMD's one of AMD's newly announced Raven Ridge Ryzen V1000 SoCs, giving this mobile product Zen CPU cores and Vega Graphics. 

Liliputing has listed this unit as using an AMD V1605B SoC, a 12-25W model with four CPU cores, eight threads and a Vega 8 graphics component. This SoC makes this unit significantly more powerful than its original Kickstarter would have users believe, utilising AMD's latest CPU/GPU architectures to create a powerful, yet low-TDP mobile gaming solution.  

  

The Smach Z will release this year with an AMD Raven Ridge APU  

The Smach Z will release this year with an AMD Raven Ridge APU

 

The Smach Team are set to be present at Embedded World, an event that will take place between February 27th and March 1st, where an alpha version of the Smach Z will be showcased to the public. This unit should offer similar performance to a Ryzen 5 2500U.

You can join the discussion on the Smach Z's use of an AMD Ryzen Embedded SOC on the OC3D Forums

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22-02-2018, 22:10:39

NeverBackDown
Pretty cool but in all honesty an 8CU Vega core really isn't gonna do much for 1080p. Unless you play CSGO or Dota 2.Quote

22-02-2018, 22:25:50

W1tness
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Pretty cool but in all honesty an 8CU Vega core really isn't gonna do much for 1080p. Unless you play CSGO or Dota 2.
To be fair, any handheld that can play those is impressive enough.Quote

23-02-2018, 06:12:37

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Pretty cool but in all honesty an 8CU Vega core really isn't gonna do much for 1080p. Unless you play CSGO or Dota 2.
Yeah, but at that screen size will you notice if you lower the resolution used for games?Quote

23-02-2018, 12:32:37

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Yeah, but at that screen size will you notice if you lower the resolution used for games?
Definitely. You can tell the difference between 1080p and 1440p phone screens.

At least you could turn off AA that would help immensely. You probably couldnt tell that difference.Quote

23-02-2018, 12:48:38

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Definitely. You can tell the difference between 1080p and 1440p phone screens.

At least you could turn off AA that would help immensely. You probably couldnt tell that difference.
I'll agree with you there, but I more meant does it really matter that much on a screen size that small. Yes, on a phone as most of the image will remain static in general use but in games the softer presentation wouldn't be that bad.

Just thinking of the Nintendo Switch and its use of a 720p screen in portable mode. Games look pretty good on that screen, especially since a lot of Switch games push 60FPS.Quote
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