ASUS will announce the pricing of the ROG Ally handheld on May 11

ASUS announced that it will reveal the pricing, specifications, release date, and regions for the ROG Ally handheld console on May 11th. AMD has already launched the Ryzen Z1 series APU for portable gaming devices and confirmed its collaboration with ASUS. The ROG Ally will be the first device to feature this chip.

Don Waligroski, AMD’s Senior Processor Technology Marketing Manager, stated that the Ryzen Z1 series APU is a reconfiguration of the Ryzen 7 7840U. Despite similar specifications, it boasts “custom power and voltage curves,” along with some differences.

According to previous information, the ROG Ally measures 280 x 133 x 39 mm and weighs 608g. Its dimensions are smaller than those of the Steam Deck, including being shorter, narrower, thinner, and lighter. The ROG Ally features a 7-inch screen with a 1080P resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, a 5ms response time, and a brightness of 500 nits. Additionally, it possesses 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and a 512GB PCIe 4.0 SSD, conforming to the M.2 2230 specification, along with a MicroSD card slot. Due to the inclusion of the ROG XG Mobile graphics expansion interface, the ROG Ally can further enhance performance by utilizing ASUS’s XG Mobile graphics dock, with support for up to the GeForce RTX 4090 mobile graphics card.

The Ryzen Z1 series APU is available in two variants: the Ryzen Z1 Extreme and the Ryzen Z1. The CPUs feature 8-core 16-thread and 6-core 12-thread specifications, respectively, while the GPUs have 12 CU units and 4 CU units, respectively. The differences in specifications and performance are quite significant. In the future, other manufacturers may adopt the Ryzen Z1 series APU to create devices similar to the ROG Ally handheld console.