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Ayaneo Kun gaming handheld in review: Performance beast for individualists

Hot, powerful and heavy. The Ayaneo Kun feels extremely high-quality, weighs considerably more than other handhelds, but it has a long-lasting battery and the most powerful Ryzen 7 7840U in our database. Those who like to experiment can let off steam here with the hardware control or the many upgrade options.

With its 8.4-inch display, the Ayaneo Kun is just under the screen diagonal of the Legion Go. However, the Kun has a few advantages over its competitor from Lenovo: no other handheld in our database has such a bright screen, such a large battery, and allows so many watts for the processor. The AMD Ryzen 7 7840U can work with up to 54 watts in the Kun. This provides a points boost in many benchmarks. However, our top-equipped device with 64 GB RAM and a 4 TB NVMe SSD also has its weak points. With that said, these are neither in the thumb sticks or triggers with Hall effect sensors nor in the other input devices. Whether the weak webcam, which other handhelds don't even offer, can be considered a weakness is also questionable. However, an NVMe SSD that quickly overheats is a performance issue. For at least 1,000 euros, the handheld from Ayaneo should offer a lot more than the Lenovo Legion Go, which is probably its direct competitor.

Ayaneo also does a lot better than Lenovo with the recently tested Legion Go. The Kun remains a classic, albeit unusually large handheld. Other interesting competitors are the Steam Deck OLED, the Asus ROG Ally, and the Ayaneo Air 1S for anyone looking for a much smaller device for their pocket.

Ayaneo Kun
Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U 8 x 3.3 - 5.1 GHz, 54 W PL2 / Short Burst, 28 W PL1 / Sustained, Phoenix-U (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon 780M - 6 GB VRAM
Memory
64 GB 
Display
8.40 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 359 PPI, 10-point multi touchscreen, Ayaneo 2K, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroskop
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 325 x 140 ( = 0.87 x 12.8 x 5.51 in)
Battery
75 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP Windows Hello
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo
Weight
942 g ( = 33.23 oz / 2.08 pounds), Power Supply: 269 g ( = 9.49 oz / 0.59 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.2 %
01/2024
Ayaneo Kun
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
942 g22 mm8.40"2560x1600
84.9 %
01/2024
Lenovo Legion Go
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
845 g41 mm8.80"2560x1600
88.2 %
10/2023
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
443.8 g21 mm5.50"1920x1080
87.5 %
05/2023
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
611 g21.22 mm7.00"1920x1080
80.3 %
03/2023
GPD Win 4
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
607 g28 mm6.00"1920x1080
84 %
07/2023
One Netbook XPlayer 2
R7 6800U, Radeon 680M
864 g23 mm8.40"2560x1600
03/2023
Valve Steam Deck 512 GB LCD
,
669 g49 mm7.00"1280x800

Case & equipment

Available colors Ayaneo Kun
Available colors Ayaneo Kun

The casing of the Ayaneo Kun is made almost entirely of plastic. Our test device is painted in metallic silver, other equipment variants are black or white, with some significantly more colorful accents. The Kun is well made all around and has a high degree of torsional rigidity. With 2.1 cm between the controllers, the large handheld is even slimmer than the Legion Go. However, at just under 950 grams, the Ayaneo handheld also holds the not really positive record for weight. No other handheld in our database is heavier. There is a metal stand on the back of the Kun. With a docking station or a corresponding dongle, the powerful device can become the center of the desk.

As befits a gaming device, the Kun also offers several RGB lights. These are distributed across the two thumbsticks and the Ayaneo button.

The Kun is an interesting device right out of the box. Its packaging is made of wood and acrylic glass, among other materials. This makes it elegant and high-quality. Our unboxing on YouTube offers an insight into this:

Size comparison

325 mm / 12.8 inch 140 mm / 5.51 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 942 g2.08 lbs299 mm / 11.8 inch 131 mm / 5.16 inch 41 mm / 1.614 inch 845 g1.863 lbs310 mm / 12.2 inch 127 mm / 5 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 864 g1.905 lbs280.44 mm / 11 inch 111.2 mm / 4.38 inch 21.22 mm / 0.835 inch 611 g1.347 lbs220 mm / 8.66 inch 92 mm / 3.62 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 607 g1.338 lbs224 mm / 8.82 inch 90 mm / 3.54 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 443.8 g0.978 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity, webcam and WLAN

In addition to two fully equipped USB-C ports, the Kun also offers a Type-A port. The microSD card reader is protected under the built-in stand. If you want, you can also add an LTE modem to the large handheld. There is a corresponding connection on the mainboard and a SIM card slot is also under the stand. The microSD card reader and WLAN have a good speed. Only the built-in webcam does not have good image quality. However, this is actually only intended to be used for facial recognition via Windows Hello and not for video calls. Accordingly, the camera does not have an infrared filter. This can be seen in the high color deviations in the test images below. A fingerprint scanner in the power button is also available for logging into Windows.

USB Type-A, USB Type-C (4.0 with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery)
USB Type-A, USB Type-C (4.0 with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery)
USB Type-C (4.0 with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery), microSD card reader and SIM slot under the stand
USB Type-C (4.0 with DisplayPort and PowerDelivery), microSD card reader and SIM slot under the stand
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
146.02 MB/s +10%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
132.46 MB/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132.4 MB/s 0%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
132 MB/s 0%
Average of class UMPC
  (42 - 184, n=6, last 2 years)
106.5 MB/s -20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
79.26 MB/s -40%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
63.3 MB/s -52%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
265.8 MB/s +39%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
247.7 MB/s +29%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
191.7 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (84.6 - 251, n=4, last 2 years)
168 MB/s -12%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
144.57 MB/s -25%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (AV Pro SD microSD 128 GB V60)
92.8 MB/s -52%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
84.62 MB/s -56%
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1648 (1587min - 1746max) MBit/s +75%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1584 (802min - 1625max) MBit/s +68%
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1561 (1318min - 1673max) MBit/s +65%
Average of class UMPC
  (867 - 1561, n=5, last 2 years)
1168 MBit/s +24%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (565 - 1584, n=16)
1160 MBit/s +23%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
944 (876min - 962max) MBit/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
867 (134min - 975max) MBit/s -8%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
669 (485min - 777max) MBit/s -29%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card
1735 (1708min - 1755max) MBit/s +77%
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1711 (862min - 1819max) MBit/s +74%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1597 (1517min - 1621max) MBit/s +63%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (750 - 1711, n=16)
1271 MBit/s +30%
Average of class UMPC
  (947 - 1711, n=5, last 2 years)
1209 MBit/s +23%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
990 (909min - 1056max) MBit/s +1%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
981 (888min - 1075max) MBit/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
947 (931min - 961max) MBit/s -3%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1615 (1509min - 1660max) MBit/s 0%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1607 (1530min - 1641max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (975 - 1762, n=5, last 2 years)
1498 MBit/s -7%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (712 - 1615, n=16)
1337 MBit/s -17%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
975 (796min - 1248max) MBit/s -39%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
712 (410min - 795max) MBit/s -56%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Lenovo Legion Go
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1789 (1485min - 1909max) MBit/s +2%
Ayaneo Kun
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1753 (874min - 1849max) MBit/s
Average of class UMPC
  (1397 - 1858, n=5, last 2 years)
1694 MBit/s -3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
1672 (839min - 1693max) MBit/s -5%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
  (885 - 1827, n=17)
1490 MBit/s -15%
GPD Win 4
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210
951 (921min - 975max) MBit/s -46%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450150015501600165017001750180018501900Tooltip
Ayaneo Kun Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1607 (1530-1641)
Lenovo Legion Go Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1615 (1509-1660)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø975 (796-1248)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø712 (410-795)
Ayaneo Kun Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1723 (874-1849)
Lenovo Legion Go Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1789 (1485-1909)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1643 (839-1693)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø951 (921-975)
Ayaneo Kun Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø944 (876-962)
Lenovo Legion Go Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1561 (1318-1673)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø852 (134-975)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1648 (1587-1746)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø669 (485-777)
One Netbook XPlayer 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1558 (802-1625)
Ayaneo Kun Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø981 (888-1075)
Lenovo Legion Go Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1682 (862-1819)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø946 (931-961)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme MediaTek Wi-Fi 6E MT7922 160MHz Wireless LAN Card; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1735 (1708-1755)
GPD Win 4 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø990 (909-1056)
One Netbook XPlayer 2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1596 (1517-1621)
ColorChecker
15.4 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
18 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
27.5 ∆E
20.7 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
23.7 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
25 ∆E
23.2 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Ayaneo Kun: 17.39 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 27.47 ∆E

Maintenance

Disassembling the Ayaneo Kun is not really easy. First, you have to remove the two grip covers on the back. The strip between the shoulder buttons also needs to be removed - this exposes the screws that need to be removed. To access all the connections inside, remove further screws and unplug some ribbon cables. Particular attention should be paid to the ribbon cable for the fingerprint sensor. Although this is long enough to safely remove the bottom shell, it could easily be damaged by bending. To access the M.2-2280 NVMe SSD, the connection board for the microSD card reader and the SIM card must first be removed. As with the Air 1S, there is a warranty sticker on one of the screws, but this can be easily removed completely. The WLAN module can also be replaced but it is installed even deeper. The fan and the plastic frame also have to be removed in order to access the plug-in card. The connection for the LTE modem is not used in our case but could be retrofitted. However, we did not see any corresponding antennas pre-assembled in our test device. For older handhelds, Ayaneo offers many spare parts in its own store. Parts for the Ayaneo Kun are sure to follow soon.

Input devices

Although the Kun is a really large handheld, all buttons, thumbsticks, and triggers are easy to reach. It is a little more difficult to operate the two-round touchpads without changing your grip. In addition to the standard buttons of an Xbox controller, the Kun offers a few more buttons that can be used via the Ayaspace, which we tested in the Ayaneo Air 1S review. There are four additional buttons on the back of the handheld and two buttons between the shoulder triggers. There are also function buttons on the front, some of which can be configured.

Similar to the Steam Deck, the Ayaneo Kun also has two touchpads, which facilitate navigation on the desktop and can also be programmed for macros and functions in games. In typical Ayaneo fashion, the manufacturer uses Hall effect sensors for the triggers and thumbsticks. These are considered wear-free and should therefore never exhibit stick drift. However, the two rubberized aluminium thumbsticks not only impress with their appearance in our test. They are, there is no other way to put it, very direct and offer precise inputs with a tiny dead zone around the zero position.

Buttons on the back
Buttons on the back
Touchpad and function buttons are an addition to the normal controller
Touchpad and function buttons are an addition to the normal controller
Illustration of HD linear motor (Source: Ayaneo)
Illustration of HD linear motor (Source: Ayaneo)
HD Linear motor in Kun
HD Linear motor in Kun

Another question that sometimes arises with handhelds is the quality of the haptic feedback provided by vibration and haptic motors. The Kun offers a technology called the Ayaneo HD Linear Motor. The motors move quite large masses in the handheld, which can generate a strong and noticeably directional rumble. The two linear motors are located far outside the device and apply their force very directly. This means that the Kun provides clearer feedback than the Ayaneo Air 1S or the Lenovo Legion Go.

Display

Ayaneo advertises the Kun with a screen brightness of up to 500 cd/m², 100% of sRGB, and 90% of the DisplayP3 color gamut. The screen in the Kun clearly exceeds this. We measured up to 700 cd/m² with a less-than-perfect illumination of 91%. The IPS panel is extremely sharp with 2,560 × 1,600 pixels, and offers good response times. However, at 60 Hz, it has a significantly lower refresh rate than the Legion Go. This means that V-Sync is often mandatory for this vertical tablet display when gaming. Otherwise, tearing occurs in many games. In practice, the uneven illumination is not noticeable, but the display's good color reproduction and high contrast are.

690
cd/m²
673
cd/m²
641
cd/m²
704
cd/m²
680
cd/m²
660
cd/m²
706
cd/m²
680
cd/m²
664
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Ayaneo 2K tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 706 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 677.6 cd/m² Minimum: 109 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 684 cd/m²
Contrast: 1360:1 (Black: 0.5 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 1
ΔE Greyscale 9 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
91.2% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
99.4% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
93.52% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2
Ayaneo Kun
Ayaneo 2K, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Lenovo Legion Go
Legion Go Display, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.80
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo-OLED, OLED, 1920x1080, 5.50
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
TL070FVSX01-0, IPS, 1920x1080, 7.00
GPD Win 4
G1618-04, IPS, 1920x1080, 6.00
One Netbook XPlayer 2
FLQ8423, IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Valve Steam Deck 512 GB LCD
1280x800, 7.00
Display
-1%
6%
-21%
-23%
-14%
Display P3 Coverage
93.52
92.1
-2%
99.85
7%
65.6
-30%
63.1
-33%
75.4
-19%
sRGB Coverage
99.4
99.56
0%
100
1%
92.1
-7%
92
-7%
97
-2%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
91.2
90.09
-1%
99.71
9%
67.9
-26%
64.6
-29%
71.1
-22%
Response Times
-24%
17%
60%
-20%
-47%
-36%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
24.2 ?(13.8, 10.4)
20.8 ?(9.4, 11.4)
14%
4.4 ?(2.6, 1.8)
82%
10.5 ?(5, 5.5)
57%
26.8 ?(12.5, 14.3)
-11%
36.8 ?(16.9, 19.9)
-52%
30.1 ?(13.6, 16.5)
-24%
Response Time Black / White *
16.2 ?(7.6, 8.6)
14.4 ?(7, 7.4)
11%
5 ?(2.5, 2.5)
69%
6 ?(2.7, 3.3)
63%
20.9 ?(11.4, 9.5)
-29%
22.8 ?(10.4, 12.4)
-41%
14.5 ?(4.8, 9.7)
10%
PWM Frequency
20000
700
-96%
240 ?(300)
-99%
1080 ?(70, 374)
-95%
Screen
-30%
-21%
2%
-28%
-34%
-10%
Brightness middle
680
411
-40%
331
-51%
513
-25%
413.1
-39%
369
-46%
517
-24%
Brightness
678
413
-39%
339
-50%
474
-30%
407
-40%
363
-46%
524
-23%
Brightness Distribution
91
80
-12%
90
-1%
84
-8%
81
-11%
89
-2%
97
7%
Black Level *
0.5
0.42
16%
0.07
86%
0.38
24%
0.39
22%
0.28
44%
0.47
6%
Contrast
1360
979
-28%
4729
248%
1350
-1%
1059
-22%
1318
-3%
1100
-19%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4
5.94
-49%
4.76
-19%
3.7
7%
6.97
-74%
7.1
-78%
5.7
-43%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
9
10.56
-17%
9.2
-2%
8.3
8%
14.11
-57%
10.9
-21%
10.5
-17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1
2.95
-195%
5.04
-404%
1.24
-24%
2.6
-160%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
9
0.92
90%
8.79
2%
5.1
43%
9.9
-10%
8.3
8%
5.7
37%
Gamma
2 110%
1.93 114%
2.155 102%
2.14 103%
2.04 108%
2.01 109%
2.18 101%
CCT
7188 90%
8064 81%
7571 86%
7732 84%
9571 68%
8838 74%
7733 84%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -23%
1% / -8%
14% / 6%
-24% / -26%
-32% / -31%
-23% / -17%

* ... smaller is better

We cannot decide whether accurate color reproduction is really necessary for a gaming device. However, our measurements show that the Ayaneo Kun values can be improved with our ICC file (in the info box) to a very good level, which would also be appropriate for professional graphic designers.

Grayscale calibrated
Grayscale calibrated
Saturation calibrated
Saturation calibrated
ColoChecker calibrated
ColoChecker calibrated
Grayscale native
Grayscale native
Saturation native
Saturation native
ColoChecker native
ColoChecker native

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
16.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 8.6 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 33 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.5 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13.8 ms rise
↘ 10.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 20000 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 20000 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 20000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17900 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

The backlight of the Kun is regulated by DC dimming, but the capacitors required for this do not seem to have quite the right capacity. In certain brightness settings between 80 % and 30 %, we see a very high-frequency flickering at around 20 kHz. However, this should not cause problems even for sensitive people.

Even though the Ayaneo Kun has a very bright display, the readability of the screen on the gaming handheld is significantly impaired outdoors and under strong light sources. Here you often have to take advantage of the good viewing angles to avoid reflections.

Viewing angles Ayaneo Kun
Viewing angles Ayaneo Kun
Ayaneo Kun under the studio lights
Ayaneo Kun under the studio lights

Performance

The Ayaneo Kun can be configured with 16, 32, or 64 GB of RAM, as well as mass storage capacities between 512 GB and 4 TB. Depending on the configuration selected, not all color variants are available. The AMD Ryzen 7 7840U is used in all configuration variants. In addition to technically very similar AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, this APU is currently used in almost all gaming handhelds.

 

Test conditions

The TDP of the processor in the Ayaneo KUN can be set between 5 and 54 watts. This raises the PL2 to a comparatively high value. If the processor boost is also disabled in the Ayaspace, the performance of the CPU cores in the Ryzen 7 7840U remains limited to 28 watts. Only the RX 780M is then allowed to work at full maximum performance. There are also various settings for the cooling mode, which significantly influence the system performance and also the noise level.

In the test, we used a TDP of 54 watts and the Max cooling mode for all benchmarks. One way to increase the performance of the Ayaneo Kun a little is to run the fan at 100%. Otherwise, the fan's maximum speed was not reached in the test.

Processor

Comparison of different performance levels using Cinebench R23
Comparison of different performance levels using Cinebench R23

We recently had a few laptops with AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 7840U in the test. In no other device is the processor, which is actually designed for a power consumption of 28 watts, supplied with as much energy as in the test device. This puts the Ayaneo Kun at the top of the comparison field in terms of multi-core performance. In comparison, however, our test device only performed mediocre in the single-core benchmarks. However, all eight cores and 16 threads of the CPU should be used when gaming.

The ROG Ally Z1 Extreme and the Lenovo Legion Go are equipped with an AMD Z1 Extreme. This processor is technically very similar to the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U in the Kun but does without the Ryzen AI. If you compare the CB-R23 multi-core results of different performance levels between the two chips, it becomes clear that the Z1 Extreme is probably somewhat more energy-efficient. We will look at the extent to which this affects the main task of the gaming handheld in the Gaming section.

Cinebench R15 Multi loop

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Ayaneo Kun AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø2405 (2346.87-2439.02)
Lenovo Legion Go AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme: Ø1914 (1836.13-2049.71)
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power AMD Ryzen 7 7840U: Ø1855 (1830.91-1873.89)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme; Turbo: Ø2271 (2104.49-2396.5)
GPD Win 4 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1487 (1450.64-1776.28)
One Netbook XPlayer 2 AMD Ryzen 7 6800U: Ø1452 (1430.41-1463.22)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
85.5 pt
Lenovo Legion Go -2!
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
80 pt
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
77.3 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
 
74.3 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
72 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
70.3 pt
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
65.1 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2 -1!
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
47.8 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
15074 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
14960 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
13004 Points -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (11739 - 15074, n=10)
12884 Points -15%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
11829 Points -22%
Average of class UMPC
  (3984 - 15074, n=5, last 2 years)
11423 Points -24%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
10546 (8992.1min - 10546max) Points -30%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
9130 Points -39%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1779 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1733 Points +9%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1721 Points +8%
Average of class UMPC
  (1597 - 1733, n=4, last 2 years)
1696 Points +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1373 - 1742, n=10)
1646 Points +3%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1597 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1534 Points -4%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
878 Points -45%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
5917 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
5825 Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
5109 Points -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (4469 - 5917, n=10)
5039 Points -15%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
4722 Points -20%
Average of class UMPC
  (1521 - 5917, n=5, last 2 years)
4487 Points -24%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
4107 Points -31%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
3529 Points -40%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
692 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
672 Points +8%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
669 Points +8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (533 - 678, n=10)
644 Points +4%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
622 Points
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
602 Points -3%
Average of class UMPC
  (357 - 676, n=5, last 2 years)
599 Points -4%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
341 Points -45%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
2439 (2346.87min - 2439.02max) Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
2397 (2104.49min - 2396.5max) Points -2%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
2050 (1836.13min - 2049.71max) Points -16%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1025 - 2439, n=12)
1946 Points -20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1874 (1830.91min - 1873.89max) Points -23%
Average of class UMPC
  (689 - 2439, n=5, last 2 years)
1831 Points -25%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1776 (1450.64min - 1776.28max) Points -27%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1463 (1430.41min - 1463.22max) Points -40%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
280 Points +14%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
268 Points +9%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
264 Points +7%
Average of class UMPC
  (246 - 268, n=4, last 2 years)
261 Points +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (217 - 272, n=10)
256 Points +4%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
246 Points 0%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
246 Points
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
142.6 Points -42%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
347 Seconds * -67%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
304 Seconds * -46%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
262 Seconds * -26%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (208 - 270, n=10)
251 Seconds * -21%
Average of class UMPC
  (208 - 262, n=3, last 2 years)
237 Seconds * -14%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
213 Seconds * -2%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
208 Seconds *
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
62657 MIPS +1%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
62156 MIPS
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
56966 MIPS -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (50087 - 62156, n=10)
55687 MIPS -10%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
53198 MIPS -14%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
49708 MIPS -20%
Average of class UMPC
  (19684 - 62156, n=5, last 2 years)
49654 MIPS -20%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
40058 MIPS -36%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
6316 MIPS +15%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (4657 - 6408, n=10)
5816 MIPS +6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
5782 MIPS +5%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
5490 MIPS
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
5472 MIPS 0%
Average of class UMPC
  (3653 - 5782, n=4, last 2 years)
5152 MIPS -6%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
3398 MIPS -38%
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
10917 Points +30%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
9803 Points +17%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
9589 Points +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (7399 - 10558, n=10)
9113 Points +9%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
8389 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (4457 - 9803, n=6, last 2 years)
7897 Points -6%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
7737 Points -8%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
7399 Points -12%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
6854 Points -18%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1956 Points +44%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1898 Points +40%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
1896 Points +40%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (1355 - 1933, n=10)
1705 Points +26%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1652 Points +22%
Average of class UMPC
  (1355 - 1898, n=6, last 2 years)
1652 Points +22%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
1549 Points +14%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
1355 Points
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
926 Points -32%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
18.6 fps
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
18.4 fps -1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
16.3 fps -12%
Average of class UMPC
  (14.6 - 18.6, n=4, last 2 years)
16.3 fps -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (14.4 - 18.6, n=10)
15.7 fps -16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
14.6 fps -22%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
12.9 fps -31%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
11.8 fps -37%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
84.9 s * -59%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
53.5 s *
Average of class UMPC
  (48.1 - 57.8, n=4, last 2 years)
52.9 s * +1%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
52.3 s * +2%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
50.9 s * +5%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (43.4 - 67.1, n=10)
50.1 s * +6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
48.1 s * +10%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
43 s * +20%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U
0.52 sec * -5%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4945 sec *
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (0.4559 - 0.581, n=10)
0.4812 sec * +3%
Average of class UMPC
  (0.4651 - 0.4945, n=4, last 2 years)
0.4763 sec * +4%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
0.4662 sec * +6%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
0.4651 sec * +6%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
0.4447 sec * +10%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2439 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
117.1 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.9 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
246 Points
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Performance Rating
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
98.1 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
89.1 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
82.5 pt
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
 
79.9 pt
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
75.9 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
71.4 pt
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
61.8 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
54.1 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
25901 KRay/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
24067 KRay/s -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (18736 - 25901, n=4, last 2 years)
21791 KRay/s -16%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
20714 KRay/s -20%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (17924 - 25901, n=9)
20518 KRay/s -21%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
18736 KRay/s -28%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11279 KRay/s -56%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
10902 KRay/s -58%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
109745 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
102584 Points -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (78607 - 109745, n=4, last 2 years)
91671 Points -16%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (78360 - 109745, n=9)
86913 Points -21%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
86738 Points -21%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
78607 Points -28%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
72386 Points -34%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
67503 Points -38%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
4847 MB/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
4420 MB/s -9%
Average of class UMPC
  (3691 - 4847, n=4, last 2 years)
4151 MB/s -14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (3519 - 4847, n=9)
3990 MB/s -18%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
3854 MB/s -20%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
3691 MB/s -24%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2485 MB/s -49%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
2296 MB/s -53%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
113343 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
106595 Points -6%
Average of class UMPC
  (91289 - 113343, n=4, last 2 years)
99820 Points -12%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (83206 - 113343, n=9)
97831 Points -14%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
95153 Points -16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
91289 Points -19%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
86451 Points -24%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
62082 Points -45%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
14822 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
14070 Points -5%
Average of class UMPC
  (12286 - 14822, n=4, last 2 years)
13413 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
12936 Points -13%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (11969 - 14822, n=9)
12883 Points -13%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
12286 Points -17%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
11141 Points -25%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
7753 Points -48%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
58482 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
54962 Points -6%
Average of class UMPC
  (41726 - 58482, n=4, last 2 years)
48704 Points -17%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (40720 - 58482, n=9)
46233 Points -21%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
46180 Points -21%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
41726 Points -29%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
39913 Points -32%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
37417 Points -36%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
166333 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (57678 - 166333, n=4, last 2 years)
109740 MB/s -34%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
102968 MB/s -38%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (53018 - 166333, n=9)
98485 MB/s -41%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
87114 MB/s -48%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
76146 MB/s -54%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
65903 MB/s -60%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
57678 MB/s -65%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
1047 MB/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
964 MB/s -8%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (801 - 1047, n=9)
867 MB/s -17%
Average of class UMPC
  (687 - 1047, n=4, last 2 years)
860 MB/s -18%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
807 MB/s -23%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
687 MB/s -34%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
631 MB/s -40%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
554 MB/s -47%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
13846 KRay/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
12875 KRay/s -7%
Average of class UMPC
  (9738 - 13846, n=4, last 2 years)
11415 KRay/s -18%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (9347 - 13846, n=9)
10815 KRay/s -22%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
10740 KRay/s -22%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
9738 KRay/s -30%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5926 KRay/s -57%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
5925 KRay/s -57%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
37540 MPixel/s +23%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
34764 MPixel/s +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (26622 - 38173, n=9)
32334 MPixel/s +6%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
30576 MPixel/s
Average of class UMPC
  (26622 - 34764, n=4, last 2 years)
29716 MPixel/s -3%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
27090 MPixel/s -11%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
26903 MPixel/s -12%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
26427 MPixel/s -14%

System performance

Despite the high processor performance, the Ayaneo Kun is not at the top of the comparison field in the PCMark 10 benchmark. This could be due to the somewhat slow RAM and the NVMe SSD, which throttles quickly. Ultimately, the Ayaneo Kun can only show its full performance in the Digital Content Creation section, where CPU and GPU performance are more important.

The gaming handheld easily copes with everyday tasks. Even when gaming, you don't notice the sometimes slow SSD. The problem only quickly becomes apparent when copying larger files.

PCMark 10 / Score
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
6907 Points +9%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, AMD Radeon 780M
  (5866 - 7157, n=9)
6470 Points +2%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
6439 Points +2%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
6394 Points +1%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
6330 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (5866 - 6439, n=4, last 2 years)
6134 Points -3%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
5866 Points -7%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
5057 Points -20%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10296 Points +9%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
10205 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
10081 Points +6%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, AMD Radeon 780M
  (9068 - 11081, n=9)
9993 Points +5%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
9483 Points
Average of class UMPC
  (9068 - 10081, n=4, last 2 years)
9470 Points 0%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
9068 Points -4%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
8480 Points -11%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
10074 Points +25%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
9235 Points +14%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, AMD Radeon 780M
  (7323 - 10099, n=9)
9011 Points +11%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
8996 Points +11%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
8386 Points +4%
Average of class UMPC
  (7323 - 8996, n=4, last 2 years)
8199 Points +1%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
8089 Points
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6089 Points -25%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
8975 Points
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
8621 Points -4%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, AMD Radeon 780M
  (7204 - 8987, n=9)
8191 Points -9%
Average of class UMPC
  (7204 - 8975, n=4, last 2 years)
8101 Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
7990 Points -11%
GPD Win 4
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U, BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
7529 Points -16%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
7204 Points -20%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
Radeon 680M, R7 6800U
6799 Points -24%
PCMark 10 Score
6330 points
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AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
92447 MB/s +104%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
76512 MB/s +69%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (43255 - 70532, n=10)
59679 MB/s +32%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
51518 MB/s +14%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
49923 MB/s +10%
Average of class UMPC
  (32617 - 76512, n=5, last 2 years)
48298 MB/s +6%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
45357 MB/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
43255 MB/s -5%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
55710 MB/s
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
50337 MB/s
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (37399 - 61602, n=9)
49792 MB/s
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
44068 MB/s
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
43864 MB/s
Average of class UMPC
  (25380 - 55710, n=4, last 2 years)
39037 MB/s
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
37399 MB/s
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
108872 MB/s +117%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
92869 MB/s +85%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (49426 - 92289, n=11)
73347 MB/s +46%
Average of class UMPC
  (25596 - 108872, n=6, last 2 years)
55598 MB/s +11%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
51117 MB/s +2%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
51094 MB/s +2%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
50079 MB/s
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
49426 MB/s -1%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
49816 MB/s -1%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
132.7 ns * -0%
Ayaneo Kun
AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, Radeon 780M
132.2 ns *
Average of class UMPC
  (112.6 - 132.7, n=5, last 2 years)
125.9 ns * +5%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
123.1 ns * +7%
Average AMD Ryzen 7 7840U
  (90 - 137.2, n=10)
120 ns * +9%
Lenovo Legion Go
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
119.5 ns * +10%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
113.7 ns * +14%
GPD Win 4
AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M
110.3 ns * +17%

* ... smaller is better

DPC latencies

Our DPC latency test consists of surfing, streaming, and a short load with Prime95, which utilizes all processor cores. Only with the last step did the measured latency increase in the Ayaneo Kun test to such an extent that LatencyMon recognized potential problems. The large handheld should not normally have problems with excessive latency.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
LatencyMon, driver
LatencyMon, driver
YouTube, 4K60Hz test playback
YouTube, 4K60Hz test playback
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
744.2 μs *

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

Phison E18 SSD
Phison E18 SSD

The Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB NVMe SSD is actually a very fast mass storage device, but it also tends to overheat quickly if it is not cooled properly. We also see this problem in our DiskSPD loop. After just three runs, an SSD starts to throttle. As a result, the read speed drops massively - from around 6,900 MB/s to around 620 MB/s. We are surprised that Ayaneo does not use a thermal pad to dissipate some of the SSD's waste heat via the metal stand.

Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
Sequential Read: 5260MB/s
Sequential Write: 4573MB/s
4K Read: 73.2MB/s
4K Write: 218MB/s
4K-64 Read: 1928MB/s
4K-64 Write: 3957MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.029ms
Access Time Write: 0.016ms
Score Read: 2527Points
Score Write: 4632Points
Score Total: 8425Points
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
73.5 pt
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
70.7 pt
Average Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
 
70.7 pt
Average of class UMPC
 
63.5 pt
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
62.9 pt
GPD Win 4
BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
62.5 pt
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
49.7 pt
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
37.4 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
4132 (2139.64min - 4132.14max) MB/s +792%
Average of class UMPC
  (431 - 5565, n=6, last 2 years)
2861 MB/s +518%
Ayaneo Air 1S Retro Power
Ayaneo CyberThunder-2TB
2154 (2143.71min - 2153.78max) MB/s +365%
GPD Win 4
BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
2119 (2112.04min - 2119.17max) MB/s +358%
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Extreme
Micron 2400 MTFDKBK512QFM
2106 (2093.38min - 2106.19max) MB/s +355%
One Netbook XPlayer 2
 
2024 (2003.2min - 2023.75max) MB/s +337%
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
463 (318.56min - 463.17max) MB/s
Ayaneo Kun
Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
431 (334.87min - 430.55max) MB/s -7%
Average Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
  (431 - 463, n=2)
447 MB/s -3%
seq write
Lenovo Legion Go
WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
3804 (1734.97min - 3803.55max) MB/s +1346%
GPD Win 4
BiWin CE480Y2D100-1TB
2757 (2694.69min - 2756.71max) MB/s +948%
One Netbook XPlayer 2