AMD to showcase open PC technology based SMACH Z handheld gaming console

AMD announced to showcase to gaming enthusiasts the upcoming SMACH Z handheld gaming PC at Tokyo Game Show (Hall 2, booth 2-N02). Based on open PC technology and designed for playing PC games on the go, the handheld console makes more than 20,000 PC games mobile. Leveraging the pioneering AMD ‘Zen’ CPU and ‘Vega’ GPU architectures, the SMACH Z gives gamers the power to play any AAA game anywhere – natively! At Tokyo Game Show players can experience the console’s performance, which is able to host high-end games like League of Legends, Rocket League and Alien: Isolation at 1080p. And even Witcher 3, GTA 5 and Dark Souls 3 can be played at 720p.

The SMACH Z handheld gaming console makes PC gaming enthusiasts’ dreams come true, enabling them to play high-end games natively on an open, x86 based ultra-portable handheld-sized device in brilliant 1080p definition, or even 4K UHD when using an external screen connected via DisplayPort. The openness and compatibility of the SMACH Z is a key differentiator for this platform, as it not only supports native PC games and services such as Steam, GOG, Origin, Itchio, Battle.net, and UPlay but also streaming services such as PlayStation Nowand any other PC-compatible services. Even the earliest games can be played without restrictions on the SMACH Z, which runs Windows 10 or the Linux based SMACH Z OS. On top of all this, it provides a truly immersive multimedia experience with hardware-supported 4K HDR video streaming.

By connecting a keyboard, mouse and external display, the SMACH Z turns into a handheld mobile computer capable of running all common productivity software offerings, including services such as video conferencing thanks to the optionally integrated 5 Megapixel camera.

The SMACH Z handheld consoles shown at Tokyo Game Show are powered by the latest generation of AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processors, specifically the Ryzen™ Embedded V1605B SoC with AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 graphics. They can be run with Linux or Windows 10. All integrate a 6-inch 1080p touch screen and a 5 Megapixel camera, up to 16GB of RAM as well as up to 256 GB of SSD storage extendable via an SD card slot. The extensive connectivity options include USB-C, USB-A and Micro USB as well as DisplayPort and a mini audio jack. For wireless communication the consoles support WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i and Bluetooth v2.1. All in all, there are over 20,000 compatible games available out of the box.

The SMACH Z handheld console can be pre-ordered from the official web shop at a starting price of €629.10, and will be officially released in December 2018. The first 10,000 orders will be delivered prior to the market release date and receive a 10% discount.

SMACH Z web shop: https://www.smachz.com/shop/

Availability
The SMACH Z handheld console to play PC games on the go will be available from December 1, 2018.
Additional Resources
• View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1R-MHI-Z3I for more details on the new SMACH Z handheld console to play PC games on the go
• Read more about the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 processors on AMD.com
• Follow AMD developments on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/amd/
• Follow the AMD Embedded Solutions YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEFB219C64CFCEEF0


About SMACH
SMACH is a crowd-funded project which has raised more than $748,000 USD funds since 2016 to develop a handheld gaming console for playing PC games on the go. The SMACH team is made up of a bunch of experienced video game developers, working in association with Ontesting. SMACH partner Arrow Certified Technology empowers the team to gain resources, support, and exclusive funding opportunities that help take their ideas to market.
About AMD
For more than 45 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies ¯ the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information about how AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) website , blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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