The portable console for PC Games SMACH Z has officially launched onto the market after two years of development.
“We’re proud to announce that development is now completed, and we’re ready to move into production in Q1 2019,” CEO of SMACH Daniel Fernandez said in a press release.
The console has Windows or Linux OS support with a high-performance AMD Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics and Ryzen™ Embedded V1000 Core processor 3.6 GHZ. 2.6 TFLOPS to play any current AAA PC game.
The device will feature up to 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal memory with an SD Card slot, USB-C, and a 6-inch 1080p touchscreen. SMACH Z will run Linux or Windows 10, with more than 20,000 compatible games out of the box. The device will be able to connect to Steam, GOG or Origin as well.
The device promises to revolutionize the world of PC gaming and is scheduled for an early Q1 release in 2019 and is available for pre-order for $699.
Video has recently released showing that the system in action playing Grand Theft Auto 5 and an interface of the Steam store. Photos have also been released showing the main screen and loading screen of Grand Theft Auto.
SMACH Z is also expected to stream games in the house from the PC or PlayStation 4 system via WIFI. The SMACH Z system can be connected to a TV and use it as a home console.
Emulators are also expected to be a part of the SMACH Z system and the Retro Z-Pads are expected to have NES, SuperNintendo, Genesis, PlayStation 1 and 2, Nintendo 64, GameCube or Wii game support according to the website.
The website also says that the SMACH Z will have a camera and you can play with Twitch and Skype to make videos of yourself.
“The introduction of the SMACH Z handheld console will create new opportunities for portable gaming devices, enabling users to play AAA titles at HD framerates, delivering desktop-quality power and graphics in the palm of players’ hands,” Fernandez said in a March 1 press release. “By leveraging the new AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 with superior graphics capabilities and mega processing power in our console, we are ready to revolutionize the on-the-go consumer gaming experience.” “The new AMD Ryzen Embedded V-Series is a market changer. Working together with AMD has been a great opportunity for us to make real the gamer’s dream of playing AAA PC games on the go.”