ASUS has released an affordable version of the ROG Ally

ASUS has released an affordable version of the ROG Ally console on a six-core AMD Ryzen Z1 chip

Last week, Valve announced discounts on its Steam Deck portable gaming console to mark the 20th anniversary of gaming platform Steam. ASUS has now announced the start of sales of a cheaper version of its ROG Ally portable console, which was introduced back in June.

    Image source: ASUS

Image source: ASUS

The ASUS ROG Ally gaming console with model number RC71L-Z1512 is equipped with a six-core, 12-thread AMD Ryzen Z1 processor. The chip uses the computing architecture of Zen 4 cores and is also equipped with four execution units of integrated RDNA 3 graphics. Let us recall that the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, which is used in the previously released more expensive version of ROG Ally, has eight cores with support for 16 virtual threads, as well as 12 execution units of RDNA 3 graphics.

Otherwise, the characteristics of the ASUS ROG Ally consoles based on Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme do not differ. Both variants offer 7-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. In both cases, support for the AMD FreeSync Premium image synchronization technology as well as the FSR (FidelityFX) and RSR (Radeon Super Resolution) image scaling technologies is claimed. The console offers 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 RAM.

Like the version of the set-top box based on the Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip, the new version on the Ryzen Z1 processor is also equipped with a proprietary ROG XG Mobile interface for connecting an external graphics card.

    Image source: VideoCardz

Image source: VideoCardz

According to the VideoCardz portal, the ASUS ROG Ally portable gaming console with Ryzen Z1 processor is already available from the major American retail chain BestBuy and from the official ASUS online store. The availability of new items in other regions can be clarified follow this link. The set-top box costs $599, making it $100 cheaper than the model with the Ryzen Z1 Extreme chip. But the basic version of Steam Deck is still much cheaper – it’s $399 and now with a discount it’s $359.

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