The Steam Deck has begun to reach more hands to offer a close-up look, and this is leading to more information about the console, such as its performance compared to other products that rival the same market as the Aya Neo Vega, console that shares the use of AMD Zen2 cores, but of course, at the graphics level there is an important difference in performance between the two consoles.

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While the Steam Deck uses a Custom Van Gogh APU with 4 cores and 8 threads based on Zen2 architecture running @ 3.50 GHz, and an AMD RDNA2 graphics with 512 Stream Processors @ 1.60 GHz, the Aya Neo Vega uses 6 cores and 6 threads @ 4.00 GHz, but with VEGA graphics with 384 Stream Processors @ 1.50 GHz.

This in terms of performance, taking a very well polished game such as DOOM Eternal, the Steam Deck runs game @59 FPS on average, the Aya Neo conforms to 37 FPS, which basically implies a performance difference of 59.4 percent, so we should expect even better performance with final version of the console as AMD and Valve are also increasing Steam Deck CPU performance on Linux. The biggest disadvantage being that Aya’s console is more expensive, so basically Valve forces this market to offer more competitive prices, and if they are not able to do so, it will basically force them to leave the market.

Steam Deck Vs AYA NEO Vs Nintendo Switch (OLED) Comparison

Model Steam Deck AYA NEO Nintendo Switch (OLED)
Architecture AMD Zen2 & RDNA2 AMD Zen2 (Renoir) ARM Cortex
SoC AMD Van Gogh Ryzen 5 4500U Nvidia Tegra X1
SoC CPU 4N / 8H @ 3.50 GHz 6N / 6H @ 4.00 GHz 4x A57 + 4x A53
SoC GPU AMD RDNA2 8 CUs @ 1.60 GHz
512 Stream Processors
AMD Radeon Vega 6 @ 1.50 GHz
384 Stream Processor
Nvidia Maxwell
256 CUDA CORES
Memory 16GB LPDDR5 5500 MHz 16GB LPDDR4X 4266 MHz 4GB
Storage 64GB eMMC (PCIe 2.0 x1)
256GB NVMe (PCIe 3.0 x4)
512GB NVMe (PCIe 3.0 x4)
512GB
1TB NVMe SSD
64GB
Panel 7 ″ IPS 1280 × 800p 7 ″ IPS 1280 × 800p 7 ″ OLED 1280 × 720p
Connectivity Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.2
802.11 a / b / g / n / ac,
Bluetooth 4.1
Battery 40 Whr 12300 mAh 4310 mAh
Weight 669 g 650 g 420g
Dimensions 29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm 25.5 x 10.6 x 2.0 cm 24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm
Price USD $ 399 (64GB)
$ 529 (256GB)
$ 649 (512GB)
$ 789 (16G / 512GB)
$ 869 (16G / 1TB)
349 USD
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