ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand officially announced the release of ROG Ally, a portable game console running Windows 11. The company promises that thanks to the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, users will be able to run both AAA games and indie games in 1080p resolution. ROG Ally will go on sale worldwide on June 13, 2023, starting at $699, with pre-orders starting May 11.
Since ROG Ally runs on Windows 11, users will be able to play any previously purchased Windows game by downloading it from the corresponding gaming platform. It also comes with a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. It will be possible to play both on the console itself and by connecting it to the TV. In addition, ROG Ally will be able to connect an external ROG XG Mobile graphics card for even greater gaming performance.
The console is powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Z1 series processor. Built on the Zen 4 microarchitecture, it also features an AMD RDNA 3 graphics core. The chip is equipped with 8 cores with support for 16 threads and has a graphics performance of up to 8.6 teraflops.
The AMD Ryzen Z1 version of the processor will be available later in the third quarter of 2023, it will have 6 cores with support for 12 threads.
To ensure processor cooling in a compact case, ASUS developed the ROG Zero Gravity system, which consists of two fans, a radiator with ultra-thin fins and highly efficient heat pipes.
ROG Ally is also equipped with 16 GB of high-speed LPDDR5 memory with a frequency of 6400 MHz, a solid-state drive of 512 GB with PCIe Gen 4 interface and a slot for microSD UHS-II memory cards. The Wi-Fi 6E module is used to connect to the Internet, and Bluetooth 5.2 is used to connect wireless headphones.
ROG Ally is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen display with a Full HD (1080p) resolution, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, support for AMD FreeSync Premium technology, and a maximum brightness of 500 cd/m².
ROG is currently working with Microsoft, game publishers, and individual studios to provide support for Ally. Today, the console has full support for Steam, EA App, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass, Epic Games Store, GOG Galaxy 2.0, and Android applications.
ROG Ally specifications:
|Operating system||Windows 11 Home|
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
CPU: Zen 4 microarchitecture, 8 cores / 16 threads, 24 MB cache, up to 5.1 GHz
GPU: 12 CU RDNA3, up to 2.7 GHz, 8.6 TFlops, 4 GB memory (standard)
APU power: 9–30 W
|Full HD (1920×1080 px), 16:9|
|Peak brightness 500 cd/m2|
|Gorilla Glass Victus|
|Gorilla Glass DXC|
|Touch (up to 10 simultaneous touches)|
|Refresh rate: 120 Hz|
|Response time: 7 ms|
|Dolby Vision HDR support|
|AMD FreeSync Premium|
|Memory||16 GB LPDDR5 on board (6400 MT/s, dual channel)|
|Drive||512 GB, SSD PCIe 4.0, NVMe, M.2 (2230)|
|Ports||1 x 3.5-mm combined audio jack|
|1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4 support)|
|1 x microSD UHS-II format card reader (SD, SDXC, and SDHC support)|
A, B, X buttons
Analog triggers (left, right with Hall sensor)
Bumpers (left, right)
Command center button
Armory Crate button
2 x grip buttons with function setting
Sticks: 2 full-size analog sticks with capacitive sensing
Tactile feedback: HD Haptic
Gyroscope: 6-axis IMU
|Audio||Noise removal with AI|
|Built-in array of microphones|
|Audio system with two speakers and an intelligent amplifier|
|Network and communication||
Three-band module Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax), 2 x 2
65 W, USB Type-C, PD 3.0
PSU: 65 W AC, ouput: 20 V DC, 3.25 А, 65 W; input: 100–240 V AC 50/60 Hz, universal
|Dimensions||28×11.1×2.12 ~ 3.24 cm|
|Xbox Game Pass||3-Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly subscription included|
Built-in fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Pluton security processor