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Ayaneo 2 and Geek: Powerful 6800U gaming handhelds with eGPU support are available for discounted pre-order

Ayaneo 2 and Geek: Powerful 6800U gaming handhelds with eGPU support are available for discounted pre-order

The Ayaneo 2 is now available for pre-order as part of an Indiegogo campaign. In principle, crowdfunding campaigns are associated with a financial risk that should not be underestimated, but the crowdfunding campaign should only be a pre-order campaign in disguise, since the manufacturer already has several Portable devices available (affiliate link).

The Ayaneo2 and the Ayaneo Geek are currently available for pre-order. Both handhelds are powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U. These not only bring eight Zen 3+ cores, but also a Radeon 680M-type graphics solution. This is based on the RDNA2 architecture. There is a USB 4.0 interface which, according to the manufacturer, can also be used with external graphics cards. The screen always measures seven inches diagonally, the resolution is 1920 x 1200 or 1280 x 800 pixels. The brightness is rated at 400 cd/m².

Depending on the selected variant, the main memory measures 16 or 32 gigabytes, using LPDDR5 memory with a clock frequency of 6,400 MHz. While the M.2 2280 SSD of the Ayaneo 2 connects via PCIe 4.0, the Ayaneo Geek only connect via PCIe 3.0. Compared to the Ayaneo 2, the Ayaneo Geek lacks a system that is supposed to add appropriate vibrations to games without a native vibration function using sound analysis.

Each of the handheld devices weighs about 660 grams and measures 265 x 106 millimeters, although the thickness is different. The joysticks use Hall sensors, which shouldn’t cause drift. Shoulder buttons, action buttons and a directional pad are available. The battery has a capacity of 50.25 Wh.

At least €770 is being raised for the Ayaneo Geek as part of the crowdfunding campaign, and at least €974 for the Ayaneo 2. Potential supporters should inquire about import duties.