The game consoles industry is very attractive but there are not many players in the niche. It’s related with the fact that making a good console is difficult. Plus, the console itself is not anything worthy – it should have an ecology. The latter is an essential factor. It turns out there will be a new product. The upcoming portable console, the AOKZOE A1 Pro, will feature an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 7840U processor. This has now been confirmed by various Geekbench listings spotted by Twitter user “Olrak29“. This is yet another console reported to feature an AMD Phoenix APU, and the list seems to be growing by the day.
AMD’s low-power 8-core Phoenix APU claims a base clock speed of 3.3GHz and (newly introduced) a boost clock of up to 5.05GHz. In other words, while the base clock will be 500MHz slower, the boost speed will be very close to the 5.1GHz that the Ryzen 7 7840HS is said to deliver. Apart from this, 12 RDNA3 Compute Units, often known as Radeon 780M integrated graphics, are included in the APU.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 7840U has already been officially verified for the next GDP Win Max. However, ASUS is also trying to launch the ROG Ally console with the most powerful Ryzen APU. The ASUS console’s own processor may use the same silicon, if not something similar, but it may also have some tiny tweaks made specifically for ASUS. AOKZOE and GDP, although technically not yet “official”, will rely on an official chip because they are not yet dominant enough in the market to tell AMD what to build.
The AOKZOE A1 Pro is noticeably faster than its predecessor, which was powered by a Ryzen 7 6800U (Zen3+) processor. Multi-threaded performance has increased by at least 20%, while single-threaded performance has improved by 25%.
AOKZOE is now looking for players to take part in its internal A1 Pro console review. The company has not officially confirmed which APU this machine uses, but the cat is out of the bag.