ASUS ROG Ally handheld gaming console with Ryzen Z1 Extreme launches on June 13, costs $699

Published: May 11th 2023, 14:23 GMT   Comments

ASUS ROG Ally to launch on June 13th

The console has official specs and pricing. 

ASUS has confirmed the specs and release date for its handheld gaming console. As rumored, the first console to launch is the flagship version with Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip. This console will cost $699/€799, and it will start shipping on June 13th. The version with Ryzen Z1 will cost $599/€699, and it will be available starting from third quarter.

The ROG Ally is a Windows handheld console equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen APU with Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures. It is ASUS first major attempt to deliver a capable battery-powered gaming product that can run major Windows titles with ease. The console has a seven inch 120Hz display that supports variable refresh rate. The screen also supports LFC (low frame compensation) as low as 30 FPS. This is an important feature for those who prefer longer playtime at a cost of lower visual quality.

According to the new information, the Ryzen Z1 series supports TDP from 7W to 35W. Such TDP range is not available with AMD Ryzen 7040U “Phoenix” series. The company also confirms clock speeds for the Ryzen Z1 APU series, which are up to 5.1 GHz for Extreme and 4.9 GHz for non-Extreme variant. The integrated graphics clock up to 2.7GHz and 2.5 GHz respectively. Furthermore, the console features 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory.

ROG Ally Performance
 The VergeSteam DeckAlly (Performance)Ally (Turbo)Ally (Turbo + AC)Ally (Silent)
Cyberpunk 20773948656619
Deus Ex Mankind Divided4965768226
Elden Ring25 (720p med)30 (720p med)33 (1080p low)33 (1080p low)16 (720p med)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider5763778225

The reviews are already online, and it looks like there are some drawbacks, including battery life and UI glitches. However, the console is more powerful than Steam Deck and it is quieter.

ASUS ROG Ally reviews:

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzASUS ROG AllyASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
SoC GPUAMD RDNA3 12CU @ 2.7 GHzAMD RDNA3 4CU @ 2.5 GHzAMD RDNA2 8CU @ 1.6 GHz
External GPUROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)ROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory16GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage512GB PCIe Gen4x4256GB PCIe Gen4x464GB eMMC (PCIe Gen2x1)
256GB/512GB NVMe (PCIe Gen3x4)
Display7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5
Battery40 Whr, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Whr, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Whr
Weight608 g608 g669 g
Dimensions28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
OSWindows 11Windows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Release Price$699/€799 (16G+512GB)$599/€699  (16G+256GB)$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
Release DateJune 13th, 2023Q3 2023February 2022

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