ASUS ROG Ally console to be twice as fast as Steam Deck at 35W, AMD RSR support confirmed

Published: Apr 4th 2023, 09:01 GMT   Comments

ASUS ROG Ally twice as fast as Steam Deck at 35W

ASUS is claiming that their ROG Ally console will be 50% to 100% faster than Steam Deck. 

Only two influencers were given early access to the ASUS ROG Ally, a handheld gaming console which was announced by the company on April Fools’. The product is actually real, and both YouTubers had access to the product before the announcement was made. They shared some exclusive information on the console, some of which we have already covered in our previous post.

The ROG Ally console is to feature custom AMD Ryzen APU with Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures. It does seem it will use some type of AMD Phoenix variant, but the exact specs were not yet confirmed. The console is likely to feature 16GB memory, 7-inch full-HD screen with higher brightness than Steam Deck and twice the refresh rate (120 Hz). Those would be the key selling point for ASUS’ console.

While Dave2D went technical and confirmed many aspects of the console’s specs, LinusTechTips told us more about the performance. The console is said to offer 50% higher performance at 15W than Steam Deck and twice the performance at 35W. 

A hand-on video from LTT shows the product menu. We can see it has an option to change the resolution, refresh rate and enable AMD RSR. This is AMD’s OS-level super resolution tech, that should work with any title that doesn’t already have FSR.

AMD RSR in ROG Ally, Source: LinusTechTips

ASUS confirmed that the pricing of the ROG Ally console will be ‘competitive’, but did not mention any particular number. Rumor mills on possible price have already started, some sources claiming it might be around $680, which seems fair considering it would faster than Steam Deck. This is nearly the price of the flagship Deck option.

Linus states that the device is to hit the market in the next two months. Whether that’s the case we will learn soon enough.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzASUS ROG AllySteam DeckNintendo Switch OLED
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2ARM Cortex
APUCustom Ryzen 7040UAMD Van GoghNVIDIA Tegra X1
SoC CPUTBC4C/8T @ 3.5 GHz4x A57 + 4x A53
MemoryTBC16GB LPDDR5-55004GB LPDDR4-3200
StorageTBC64GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
Display7″ 1920×1080 120Hz7″ 1280×800 60Hz7″ 1280×720 60 Hz OLED
ConnectivityTBCWi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5WiFi 5,
BatteryTBC40 Whr4310 mAh
Weight608 g669 g420g
Dimensions28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 mm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm24.2 x 10.2 x 1.39 cm
OSWindows 11Steam OS 3.0 (Arch)/Windows 11Custom
Release PriceTBC$399 (16G+64GB)
$529 (16G+256GB)
$649 (16G+512GB)
Release Date2023February 2022October 2021


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