We now know what chip will be inside the previously announced ASUS ROG Ally portable gaming PC when it is finally released. AMD has just announced the new Ryzen Z1 series of CPUs, starting with the standard Z1 and Z1 Extreme chips.
AMD’s press release states that the regular Z1 will have six Zen 4 cores and 12 threads, along with 4 AMD RDNA 3 compute units and 22 MB of cache. The Z1 Extreme will have 8 cores, 16 threads, 12 RDNA 3.
compute units and 24 MB cache. He added:
With graphics based on AMD RDNA 3 architecture, gamers will have the power to play the most graphically advanced games with ease. Users can enhance their gameplay with AMD software: Adrenalin Edition using AMD Radeon Super Resolution2, Radeon Chill, Radeon Image Sharpening3, AMD Link4 and more features. These features can boost performance with increased frame rates and responsiveness while helping to extend battery life.
The announcement also included a comment from Roanne Sones, Microsoft’s head of Xbox hardware, who said:
With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate we’re bringing hundreds of games to new devices, including gaming handhelds on the go, and are excited to see AMD invest in new processors to expand this device category.
Ryzen Z1 chips will first be available in the ASUS ROG Ally portable gaming PC. We also know a little more about the device. Eurogamer According to the report, it will have a seven-inch 16:9 display with 500 nits brightness and 120Hz refresh rate. It will have 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD for storage. It will support even more storage with a microSD card. However, we still don’t know anything about its battery or how long it will last on a single charge.
AMD says more information about ROG Ally, including a release date and price, will be revealed on May 11.