Smach Z promises full HD PC gaming on the go!
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Smach Z. The handheld gaming market has a serious new player. The ‘most powerful handheld ever’ is bringing you full HD PC gaming any place, any time. Fully equipped with AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics and Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Core processor 3.6 GHz. 2.6 Teraflops you’ll have the power in your hands to play any current PC title anywhere you might be. Check out the E3 trailer right here.

Smach Z promises the largest day one catalog of any console, giving you full access to Steam, GOG, Origin, Itchio, Battle.net, UPlay and more. The console has a 6 inch, 1920x1080p display as well as 256GB of internal storage. It can also be connected to a TV via HDMI to enable local multiplayer as well as boasting a range of features equal to a PC; 4K video playback, internet browsing, Skype calls and more. There is also configurable controls allowing you to swap in a second analog stick, a d-pad, an extra set of buttons and more. The Smach Z will be available in September 2018.

 

 

Performance

Apparently, Smach Z will be powerful enough to run AAA games such as GTA 5, Doom, Just Cause 3, Battlefield 1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Crisis 3, Metro: Last Light, Project Cars, Deux Ex, Far Cry Primal, The Division, Civilization 5, Forza 7, Destiny 2, Arma 3, and many more.

Below are some performance examples based on different graphics settings (medium, low or high).

  • Rocket League: 1080p 60 fps
  • Grand Theft Auto 5: 720p 60 fps
  • Alien Isolation:  1080p 50 fps
  • Dark Souls 3:  720p 40 fps
  • League of Legends: 1080p 60 fps
  • The Witcher 3: 720p 40 fps
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Smach Z is an incredibly interesting prospect. Its Indiegogo campaign was funded 190%, proving there is demand for the product; only time will tell how much! Want to know more? Head to the official website for all the details.