ASUS ROG Ally Is Powered by AMD Ryzen 7 7840U Z1 Series Processor (Zen 4) and Radeon 780M Graphics (RDNA 3)

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The ROG Ally, ASUS ROG’s new gaming handheld and Steam Deck competitor, will feature a custom AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor with Radeon 780M graphics, according to a shipping manifest that was discovered online by VideoCardz. This APU does not appear to be mentioned anywhere on the official AMD site yet, but it is presumably much more powerful than what the Steam Deck uses, which is listed as being an AMD APU that features a Zen 2-based CPU (4C/8T) and GPU with 8 RDNA 2 CUs. A promotional image that HXL has shared can confirm that the ROG Ally’s APU is being branded under the Z1 Series.

From a VideoCardz report:

The shipping manifest shows the console will feature a Ryzen 7 7840U APU with Radeon 780M. This would be the same APU that goes into the GPD Win Max or AOKZEO A1 Pro. However, it is a fact that ASUS mentioned a ‘custom’ APU, suggesting that the processor might have been altered in some way.

Although the shipping manifest clearly states the console is using Ryzen 7 7840U, it is possible that pre-release hardware could be running on early silicon without customizations. It is worth reminding that ASUS used to be the first company to feature Ryzen HS variants with lower TDP. The same changes could apply to the custom Ally chip.

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