The days of the Gameboy may sadly be behind us but Asus has got you covered with its latest handheld, the ROG Ally is a handheld PC console. Releasing on May 11, this device will be powered by the mighty Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor from AMD. This little gadget is expected to pack in a punch with its 7in screen, 120Hz refresh rate, and 500 nits of brightness.
The handheld will also likely feature a USB Type-C port that can charge up to 65W. The ROG Ally has a connection port for the ASUS XG Mobile external GPU that supports up to RTX 4090. That's right, you heard it correctly. RTX 4090. Who needs a rocket ship when you have a gaming console that can support that kind of graphics card? The ROG Ally could also bring an M.2 2230 SSD with up to 1 TB storage option. You know what that means, right? No more deleting games to make space for new ones. You can have your entire gaming library in the palm of your hand!
Now, let's talk about the real powerhouse behind this little beast - the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor. This processor has eight cores and 16 threads, making it the perfect competitor to the Steam Deck. It also features AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics, which will take your gaming experience to the next level. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme has 12 AMD RDNA 3 compute units for graphics. The Ryzen Z1 processor is no slouch either, with six cores and 12 threads, and four AMD RDNA 3 compute units for graphics.
The AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors are also going to be on the efficient Zen 4 architecture. So hopefully better battery life. Pricing and availability are yet to be revealed, but the Asus ROG ally is expected to be priced at $699 (₹57,000 approx.) in North America, set to rival the Steam Deck.