AMD Introduces Ryzen Z1 Series “Zen 4” Processors, including Ryzen Z1 Extreme for ASUS ROG Ally Premium Handheld PC Console

The FPS Review may receive a commission if you purchase something after clicking a link in this article.

Image: AMD

AMD has confirmed that the ROG Ally, ASUS’ new premium handheld PC console, will be powered by a new family of Zen 4 processors called the Ryzen Z1 Series. The Ryzen Z1 Series comprises two models, headlined by the Ryzen Z1 Extreme, a CPU that features 8 cores, 16 threads, a GPU with 12 AMD RDNA 3 compute units, and 24 MB of cache. USB4, as well as LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memory, are supported in the new AMD Ryzen Z1 Series.

“At AMD, we’re continually advancing the next generation of gaming experiences, from consoles to desktops to on-the-go handheld devices,” said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager, Client OEM at AMD. “Ryzen Z1 processors deliver gamers an elite gaming experience and extreme portability in exciting gaming form factors.”

“Having a great gaming experience doesn’t mean you have to be tied to a chair or a charger,” said Shawn Yen, product management director of Gaming Business Unit, Asus. “With the new Ryzen Z1 Series processors, we’re working with AMD to deliver the power, visuals and efficiency needed to enable a superior portable gaming experience — whether you’re traveling, commuting for work or simply want to game untethered.”

AMD Ryzen Z1 Series Processors Specifications

AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8/1612 AMD RDNA 3
compute units
24 MB
AMD Ryzen Z16/12
compute units
22 MB

From an AMD press release:

Featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen Z1 Series processors offer breathtaking visuals and, with the efficiency of “Zen 4” architecture, deliver incredible battery life for a truly portable, high-performance gaming experience. With AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics built right in, gamers will have the power to play graphically intensive modern games smoothly. Users can optimize their game play with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition by utilizing features including AMD Radeon Super Resolution, Radeon Chill, Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD Link and more. These features can boost performance with increased frame rates and responsiveness, while helping extend battery life.

Every AMD Ryzen Z1 Series processor supports USB4 for fast and easy connectivity for the latest external storage and display devices, as well as the latest LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memory standards, delivering fast performance and low latency for more responsive gaming.

Join the discussion in our forums...

Tsing Mui
News poster at The FPS Review.

Recent News