ASUS has revealed that their upcoming gaming handheld will feature a specially designed AMD Ryzen processor that performs exceptionally well compared to others in its category. There have been rumors floating around that the Ryzen APU in this device would use Phoenix silicon with Zen4 and RDNA3 architectures, and it seems that the most recent leak confirms this speculation.
The Z1 Extreme is a title given to the Ryzen 7 7840U model which has been specifically created for the ROG Ally. It seems that the APU shares comparable specifications to the 7840U variant, boasting 8 cores and 16 threads. In addition, the processor’s base clock is confirmed to be 3.3 GHz, with the ability to boost up to 5.062 GHz.
According to the leak, the integrated graphics are reported to have 6 Compute Units, which, based on AMD RDNA3 dual-issue design, equates to a total of 768 FP32 cores. It’s probable that the maximum frequency will be greater than the 800 MHz frequency mentioned in the leak.
As we previously reported, ASUS is apparently working on two versions of their ROG Ally console, namely the RC71L and RC71X. The former has been featured in this latest leak, but it’s still unclear what the difference between the L and X variants is. The specifications of the console have been leaked to a certain extent, revealing the presence of the Z1 APU, 16GB LPDDR5 memory, and PCIe Gen5 SSD storage with a capacity of 0.5TB. However, details like the memory clock speed have yet to be confirmed. There are rumors that ASUS will unveil their ROG Ally console this quarter, with prices starting at $649.