ONEXPLAYER AMD Review – Will it beat the AYA NEO PRO?

ONEXPLAYER AMD Review - WIll it beat the ONEXPLAYER 1S and AYA NEO Pro

In our ONEXPLAYER AMD Review we will be unboxing them and checking out the features. Then we will run some system and gaming benchmarks to see their performance, and compare them to other Windows gaming consoles.

ONEXPLAYER AMD Review Video

ONEXPLAYER AMD Unboxing

Lets get started with unboxing. Up first is the ONEXPLAYER AMD which we will show in more detail shortly. There is a user manual which is in Chinese and English. Inside the box is a charger, we will include the correct adaptor for your country. And a USB Type- C charge cable.

ONEXPLAYER AMD
ONEXPLAYER AMD

Overview

The ONEXPLAYER AMD model is essentially the same as the Intel model. It measures 11.3 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches ( 28.8 x 13 x 2.1 cm) and weighs 820g.

ONEXPLAYER AMD Dimensions
ONEXPLAYER AMD Dimensions

The display is a 8.3 inch full-fit IPS screen, with a default resolution of 2560×1600. It supports 10 point touch, and also supports the One Netbook Stylus which is available to buy separately.

On the left is the Back button, clickable left analogue stick, classic d-pad, desktop button and left speaker. On the right is the Start button, four gaming buttons and the clickable right analogue stick.

Below are two buttons. The first is the Keyboard & Mouse button which when pressed shows an on screen keyboard. When held down it switches to mouse and vice versa, Below that is a Turbo Mode button, this increases the TDP to provide more performance.

On the top, on either side there are touch-click bumper and linear analogue trigger buttons.

ONEXPLAYER AMD Shoulder and Trigger Buttons
ONEXPLAYER AMD Shoulder and Trigger Buttons

In the middle area are a 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3 port and Micro SD Card slot.

ONEXPLAYER AMD Top View
ONEXPLAYER AMD Top View

ONEXPLAYER AMD Technical Specifications

Here are the technical specs for both the 4800U and 5700U AMD models

ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800UONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U
CPUAMD Ryzen 7 4800U with 8 cores 16 threadsAMD Ryzen 7 5700U with 8 cores 16 threads
MAX FREQUENCY4.20Ghz4.30Ghz
GPUAMD Radeon Graphics @ 1750 MhzAMD Radeon Graphics @ 1900 Mhz
RAM16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266Mhz – Dual Channel16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266Mhz – Dual Channel
STORAGE1TB PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe 1.41TB PCIe Gen 4.0 NVMe 1.4
BATTERY15300mAh
Full load: 2 hours
Idle: 7.5 hours
15300mAh
Full load: 2 hours
Idle: 7.3 hours
FAN NOISE57db with fan at full speed, with some
background noise in the office
57db with fan at full speed, with some
background noise in the office
ONEXPLAYER AMD Technical Specifications

System Benchmarks

In our original article there was an issue with the 4800U sample model in particular. It was reporting it was running at 20W TDP but it looks like it was running in the area of 12W. This gave inaccurate benchmark results which is why we have retested both models and confirmed they are running at 20W. We are not sure what caused this issue, but we will be checking the retail versions once they are available.

PassMark

We start our system benchmarks with PassMark. It stress tests the CPU, GPU RAM and storage fto the maximum or an artificial performance score.

The ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U model scores 4,990

ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U PassMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U PassMark Score

The ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U model scores 4,980

ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U PassMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U PassMark Score

PCMark

Next is PCMark which tests your day to day tasks. These include everything from web browsing, media consumption, working with large office documents and image editing.

The 4800U model scores 5,249

ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U PCMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U PCMark Score

The 5700U model scores 5,183

ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U PCMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U PCMark Score

3DMark

3DMark tests the CPU and GPU together for its graphics performance which can be used for video editing, media consumption and of course gaming.

The AMD 4800U model scores 1,323

ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U 3DMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U 3DMark Score

The AMD 5700U model scores 1,367

ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U 3DMark Score
ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U 3DMark Score

Gaming Benchmarks

Forza Horizon 4

We start the gaming benchmarks with Forza Horizon 4 running at 1280×720 with Ultra graphics settings. 

The ONEXPLAYER 4800U model scores a decent 44 frames per second.

Forza Horizon Ryzen 7 4800U Benchmark Score
Forza Horizon Ryzen 7 4800U Benchmark Score

The ONEXPLAYER 5700U model scores a higher 45 frames per second.

Forza Horizon Ryzen 7 5700U Benchmark Score
Forza Horizon Ryzen 7 5700U Benchmark Score

Street Fighter V

In our Street Fighter V benchmark we are testing the average FPS by the end of the first match. We are running at 1920×1080 on the Maximum graphics settings.

The AMD 4800U model scores 30.2 FPS on average and the AMD 5700U model scores 31.2 FPS on average. In the ONEXPLAYER AMD review video you can see the difference in performance as the 5700U nudges ahead of the 4800U despite starting at the same time.

ONEXPLAYER 4800U vs 5700U
ONEXPLAYER 4800U vs 5700U

Final Fantasy XIV

In our Final Fantasy XIV benchmark we are running at 1920×1080 on the High Desktop graphics setting.

The ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800U model scores 2,779 and the ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U model scores 3,221

Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark
Final Fantasy XIV Benchmark

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Our last benchmark is Shadow of the Tomb Raider running at 1280×720. We run two tests, one on the lowest graphics and the second on the highest settings, to see the difference in performance.

The AMD 4800U model scores 56 fps on lowest and 28 on highest.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest and Highest graphics for 4800U
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest and Highest graphics for 4800U

The AMD 5700U model scores 57 on lowest and 29 on the highest.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest and Highest graphics for 5700U
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest and Highest graphics for 5700U

Benchmarks Summary

Lets first compare the two ONEXPLAYER AMD models benchmark results to see the differences in performance.

ONEXPLAYER AMD
4800U
ONEXPLAYER AMD
5700U
% DIFFERENCE
PASSMARK4,9904,9800.2 %
PCMARK5,2495,1831.2 %
3DMARK1,3231,3673.2 %
FORZA HORIZON 444 FPS45 FPS2.2 %
STREET FIGHTER V30.2 FPS31.2 FPS3.2 %
FINAL FANTASY XIV2,7793,2612.2 %
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERLowest Graphics: 56 FPS
Highest Graphics: 28 FPS
Lowest Graphics: 57 FPS
Highest Graphics: 29 FPS
Lowest Graphics: 1.7%
Highest Graphics: 3.5%
Benchmarks Summary

For system performance there is very little difference between the two, with 0.2 and 1.2 %. There is a slightly larger difference in 2D and 3D performance, ranging from 1.2% up to 3.5%. Putting both models side by side you would barely notice a difference, for example with Street Fighter V.

ONEXPLAYER 1S vs ONEXPLAYER AMD vs AYA NEO Pro

Next we take a look at the benchmark results compared to the ONEXPLAYER 1S which is our overall fastest i7 1195G7 handheld, and AYA NEO Pro which is our fastest AMD handheld.

ONEXPLAYER 1S
i7-1195G7
AYA NEO PRO
4800U
ONEXPLAYER AMD
4800U
ONEXPLAYER AMD
5700U
PASSMARK3988505449904980
PCMARK5250534352495183
3DMARK1818140413231367
FORZA HORIZON 440 FPS47 FPS44 FPS45 FPS
STREET FIGHTER V44 FPS32.5 FPS30.2 FPS31.2 FPS
FINAL FANTASY XIV4297337231883261
ONEXPLAYER 1S vs ONEXPLAYER AMD vs AYA NEO Pro

As you can see, the ONEXPLAYER 1S and AYA NEO Pro share the lead in terms of performance. Both ONEXPLAYER AMD models fall behind in every benchmark test.

In our original article we had a much larger gap and now the issue is resolved, the gap is closer but still in some cases a fair bit behind. This could be due to a number of things such as memory speed, the design of the hardware. You could also take into account slightly newer versions of AMD graphics drivers and system benchmark software for example. 

We are not trying to make excuses, but we want to be fully transparent. You can run benchmarks several times in a row and get different results for better or worse. But either way, the ONEXPLAYER AMD models, when run at 20W in our tests, fall behind other models.

Where to buy the ONEXPLAYER AMD?

That wraps up this ONEXPLAYER AMD review, we hope you have found it useful. You can learn more and buy the ONEXPLAYER AMD here, or browse our range of Windows gaming handhelds here.

DaveC
Bringer of videos, text and images! AKA the social media guy at DroiX. Massive retro gaming fan and collector, with a far too large collection of consoles and computers from 1970's to modern.

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