Asus ROG Ally handheld starts at $599.99 Equipped with Ryzen Z1, with 16GB memory + 256GB storage
Previously, AMD released the Ryzen Z1 series APU targeting handheld gaming devices and confirmed a partnership with ASUS. The ROG Ally handheld console will be the first device to feature this chip. ASUS subsequently announced that pricing, specifications, release dates, and regions for the ROG Ally would be revealed on May 11th.
Although there is still some time before ASUS releases the specific details, Twitter user @_snoopytech_ has already leaked some information, such as the price. It is understood that the ROG Ally handheld console, equipped with a Ryzen Z1 chip, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of storage, is priced at $599.99. For a Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, 16GB of memory, and 512GB of storage, an additional $100 is required, making the total cost $699.99.
Considering the significant differences in specifications between the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme, with the CPU configurations being 8-core 16-thread and 6-core 12-thread respectively, and GPU configurations containing 12 CU units and 4 CU units, the overall performance impact is considerable. Coupled with an additional 256GB of storage, the version with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip is evidently more appealing. Beyond this, the specifications of the two models are nearly identical.
Based on previous information, the ROG Ally measures 280 x 133 x 39 mm and weighs 608g, making it smaller than the Steam Deck in terms of length, width, thickness, and weight. The ROG Ally also features a 7-inch screen with a 1080p resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5ms response time, and a brightness of 500 nits. Additionally, the ROG Ally has 16GB of LPDDR5 memory, M.2 2230 PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, and a MicroSD card slot. Equipped with the ROG XG Mobile graphics expansion interface, the ROG Ally can further enhance performance using ASUS’s XG Mobile GPU dock, currently supporting up to the GeForce RTX 4090 mobile graphics card.
However, it should be emphasized that the mentioned prices are merely rumors and have not been confirmed by ASUS officials.