ASUS’ new gaming console has already been spotted at certification offices, where it’s listed under a model name that hasn’t been revealed to the public yet. By using the product code, it’s possible to track the console’s shipment between ASUS headquarters, making it relatively straightforward to uncover information about its movement.
According to the shipping manifest, it appears that the console will be equipped with a Ryzen 7 7840U APU with Radeon 780M, which is the same APU found in the GPD Win Max or AOKZEO A1 Pro. However, it’s worth noting that ASUS has mentioned a “custom” APU, implying that the processor may have been modified or tweaked in some manner.
Adding to the interesting details, ASUS has already confirmed the existence of these product codes, which can be easily found on both ASUS and FCC (Federal Communications Commission) websites. The console is listed with two product codes, namely RC71L (as mentioned earlier) and RC71X.
It is currently uncertain what distinguishes the L and X variants, but it’s not uncommon for Windows handheld manufacturers to offer multiple models with varying memory or storage options. It’s also worth considering the possibility of color variations or special edition models, as these can also be factors in product differentiation.
Even though the shipping manifest indicates that the console is using the Ryzen 7 7840U, it’s possible that pre-release hardware could be running an early version of the chip without any customizations. ASUS has previously been known to be the first company to feature Ryzen HS variants with lower TDP, so similar changes could potentially apply to the custom Ally chip.
The fact that the ROG Ally console is equipped with an AMD Phoenix APU shouldn’t come as a surprise, as this hardware has already been showcased by influencers. However, the specific APU name wasn’t previously known, adding to the intrigue around the upcoming console.
ASUS has announced that the launch of the ROG Ally console is expected to happen “soon,” with a formal debut anticipated to take place within this quarter.
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