ASUS launches cheaper ROG Ally with AMD Ryzen Z1; $599

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On the outside, the new Ryzen Z1-based Ally looks the same as the more powerful Z1 Extreme variant. There's a white chassis with RGB accents, customizable macro buttons on the back, and a 7-inch 1080p LCD with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme APU packs a lot of power into a small space, drawing up to 30W of power under load. The regular Z1 is tuned to operate at a lower TDP of 15W, but it can go up to 30W like the Extreme.

The Ryzen Z1 takes a hit in both CPU and GPU cores. While the Z1 Extreme sports eight CPU cores (16 threads) and 12 RDNA3 GPU cores, the Z1 makes do with six CPU cores (12 threads) and just four RDNA3 compute units. It still supports all the AMD graphics technology that makes the original ROG Ally so capable as a game machine, including FSR (FidelityFX) and RSR (Radeon) Super Resolution technologies. The memory configuration is also unchanged—both models have 16GB of LPDDR5-6400, which cannot be upgraded. The storage also remains steady at 512GB.
 

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The support and optimization on this device are not going to last long compare to Steam Deck.
 

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