The world of gaming is a dynamic and evolving industry, and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) continues to be at the forefront of it. ASUS has announced a more affordable variant of its ROG Ally gaming handheld, powered by the AMD Ryzen Z1 processor. This new model offers excellent gaming performance on the go and is a great addition to the ROG Ally lineup. Not only is it more affordable, but it also shares the same chassis, screen, storage, and cooling system found in the more powerful Z1 Extreme-equipped ROG Ally. Awesome right?
The Z1-powered Ally is equipped with a six-core, 12-thread processor and is coupled with RDNA 3 graphic compute units which provide gamers with exceptional gaming performance. Its dual-fan Zero Gravity thermal system with ultrathin heatsink fins guarantees efficient cooling and upscales the Ally’s unparalleled performance.
Gamers who choose this Ally can expect top-notch hardware. Using all the same components as the Z1 Extreme model, it also boasts 16 GB LPDDR5 6400 MHz memory, a 512 GB PCIe Gen 4 storage, and a UHS-II microSD card slot for expanding storage capacity. With a brightness level of 500 nits, gamers can enjoy their favourite games in both well-lit environments as well as the outdoors.
Gamers who demand even more performance will be pleased to know that the Ally can connect to the XG Mobile ecosystem of external GPUs. The XG Mobile provides the Ally with additional USB-C® ports and display outputs as well as the power of up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU. Making the ROG Ally a powerhouse for at-home usage as well as portable gaming. Pairing it with a WiFi 6E support feature, that ensures a rock-solid connection makes the Ally perfect for multiplayer battles or streaming games.
One of the most remarkable aspects of the ROG Ally is its compatibility with the Microsoft Windows OS, offering access to games across platforms. With full support for Steam, the EA app, Xbox Game Pass, the Epic Games Store, GOG, and other game libraries, the Ally covers all your gaming needs, regardless of where you prefer to download your games.
As an added bonus, the ROG Ally comes bundled with a 3-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code. This means gamers can dive into a treasure trove of titles right out of the box, including AAA titles like Starfield on day one or exploring the vast library of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.
The release of the ROG Ally with AMD Ryzen Z1 processor is great news for gamers who want a powerful and affordable Windows gaming handheld. The Z1 processor is a significant upgrade from the previous generation, and it offers excellent performance for AAA and indie titles alike.
The Ally offers excellent performance, a great display, and the ability to upgrade with the aid of an external GPU. ASUS continues to push the boundaries of gaming innovation, and the ROG Ally with the AMD Ryzen Z1 processor is a testament to their commitment to delivering exceptional gaming experiences to gamers worldwide. With its affordability and outstanding performance, the Ally is set to become a must-have for gamers on the move. Stay tuned for its arrival, and get ready to experience gaming in a whole new way.