Ayaneo has entered Indiegogo with its Air handheld game console.
The company calls the novelty the first ultra-thin set-top box with Windows and an OLED screen. The dimensions here are 224 x 89.5 x 26.7 mm with a mass of 395 g. For comparison, the dimensions of the Steam Deck are 298 x 117 x 49 mm with a mass of 669 g, but the Nintendo Switch OLED has dimensions of 175 x 104 x 50.7 mm with a mass of 315 g.
True, there is also a version of Air Pro, the thickness of which is increased to 29.6 mm, and the weight is 450 g.
The novelty is available in many different configurations. The base version, which can be ordered for $500 through a crowdfunding campaign, is equipped with a Ryzen 5 5560U APU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. There are versions with the same APU, but 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB SSD. There is also a modification based on the Ryzen 7 5825U with 32 GB of RAM and an SSD from 512 GB to 2 TB. The top console can be purchased for $1,000.
In any case, the performance of any version will be significantly lower than that of the Steam Deck, as well as consoles based on the Ryzen 6000U.
It is also important that retail prices will differ very little from the prices of the fundraising campaign.
The rest of the parameters include a 5.5-inch OLED screen with Full HD resolution, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, a battery with a capacity of 28 or 38 Wh (second for Air Pro versions), a fingerprint scanner (except for the most basic version).
The Indiegogo campaign has already raised around $255,000, nearly four times the amount the manufacturer is asking for.
Extra frame adders from AMD and Nvidia were compared in one game. FSR 3 vs DLSS 3 can now only be pitted in Immortals of Aveum
FSR 3’s supersampling technology with Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) was tested in the game Immortals of Aveum, comparing different modes, and at the same time comparing with DLSS 3. Currently, this is the only game where you can directly compare DLSS 3 and FSR 3.
If we talk specifically about this comparison, then on the RTX 4090 video card, activating FSR 3 gives a greater performance increase, while the 1% Low and 0.2% Low indicators are less than those of DLSS 3.
In both cases, there were stutters and other manifestations of lack of performance, which was due to poor optimization of the game as a whole, but in the case of DLSS 3 there were still fewer problems.
Another interesting feature is that the game allows you to enable FSR 3 while also enabling Nvidia Reflex to reduce latency.
As for image quality, the authors from WCCF Tech did not notice any particular difference. At the same time, Nvidia DLAA cannot be enabled in the game, but FSR AA can be activated, which improves image clarity. As a reminder, there is no scaling in these modes.
You can now try out the frame renderer from FSR 3 in 20 games, including Hogwarts Legacy and Starfield, directly from the driver
AMD today launched FSR 3 supersampling technology with Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF). Currently it is only available in Forspoken and Immortals of Aveum, but this is in full form. It turns out that today you can try it out in another two dozen games.
Even at the presentation, AMD said that it would integrate Fluid Motion Frames directly into the driver, which would allow the technology to be activated in virtually any game. The full launch of this option will take place in 2024, but now the preliminary version of Adrenalin software allows you to try Fluid Motion Frames in 20 games, including a number of bestsellers.
The list of supported games includes the following projects:
- A Plague Tale – Requiem
- Borderlands 3
- Dead Space
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Dying Light 2
- Far Cry 6
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Hitman 3
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition
- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Resident Evil 3
- Resident Evil 4
- Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
- The Last of Us Part 1
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Unfortunately, if in the usual version Fluid Motion Frames is available for video cards starting from the Radeon RX 5000, and is also available on Nvidia and Intel cards, then the version with the driver, firstly, cuts off competitors’ cards, which is logical, and secondly, limits support to only the latest RX 7000 models.
GeForce RTX 4090 is ready for Counter-Strike 2. The video card produces 543 FPS in the game
Almost immediately after the release of Counter-Strike 2, Nvidia explained what to expect in the game when using 3D cards from the GeForce RTX 40 line.
With Full HD resolution and maximum graphics settings, the flagship of the line – GeForce RTX 4090 – produces 543 FPS. Nvidia assured that the GeForce RTX 4090 in Counter-Strike 2 is 4.5 times faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 and 2.9 times faster than the GeForce RTX 2080.
At the other end is the GeForce RTX 4060, but even it provides more than 200 FPS under the same conditions. The performance gap between the GeForce RTX 4060 and GeForce RTX 4060 Ti is quite small, unlike other models in the line.
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