ASUS ROG Ally confirmed to be equipped with AMD Ryzen 7 7840U

Asus previously announced that the ROG Ally handheld gaming device would soon be available for purchase worldwide. According to the company, the ROG Ally will be offered at a competitive price, sparking anticipation among gamers who believe that Valve’s Steam Deck has encountered a formidable rival, given Asus’ extensive experience in mobile device design.

As reported by VideoCardz, the product codes for the ROG Ally, RC71L, and RC71X, have been revealed, indicating that the device is undergoing certification. It is unclear what distinguishes these two codes, though they may differ in aspects such as color or storage capacity.

ASUS ROG Ally RC71L and RC71X variants, Source: Various

Specifications show that the ASUS ROG Ally is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor and 16GB of memory. Asus asserts that the System-on-Chip (SoC) is a customized version, implying possible modifications to the original model. The CPU component of this Phoenix APU is based on the Zen 4 architecture, with a base frequency of 3.3 GHz. The GPU component, based on RDNA 3 architecture, is manufactured using a 4nm process and features 8 cores and 16 threads. The integrated GPU has 12 Compute Units (CUs), or 768 stream processors, purportedly offering 50% greater performance than the Steam Deck at 15W and double the performance at 35W.

ASUS ROG Ally RC71L with Ryzen 7 7840U, Source: Various

ASUS ROG Ally RC71L with Ryzen 7 7840U, Source: Various

According to prior information, the ROG Ally’s overall dimensions are 280 x 133 x 39 mm, with a weight of 608g, making it slightly smaller than the Steam Deck in terms of length, width, thickness, and weight. The ROG Ally also features a 7-inch screen, but with a 16:9 aspect ratio instead of the Steam Deck’s 16:10, boasting a higher resolution of 1080p, a refresh rate of 120Hz, a 5ms response time, and a brightness of 500 nits.

Gamers will not have to wait long, as the ROG Ally is expected to be released within this quarter.