ASUS has announced a new affordable version of their ROG Ally handheld console, powered by the Ryzen Z1 processor. The new console, called RC71L-Z1512, features a 6-core Zen4/Zen4c APU and 4 RDNA3 compute units, and comes with 512GB of storage. It is available for pre-order or shipping now, depending on the region and retailer.
More affordable version of the ROG Ally handheld console
The new ROG Ally handheld console with the Ryzen Z1 processor is $100 cheaper than the higher-end Ryzen Z1 Extreme variant, which features an 8-core Zen4 APU and 12 RDNA3 compute units. While the GPU performance of the new model is lower than the Ryzen Z1 Extreme, it still offers a compelling value proposition for gamers looking for an affordable handheld console that can play the latest games at high settings.
Key features of the ROG Ally handheld console
The ROG Ally handheld console features a 7-inch 120Hz display with a 1080p resolution, 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory, and 512GB of storage. It also supports AMD FreeSync Premium, FSR (FidelityFX), and RSR (Radeon) Super Resolution technologies.
External GPU support
Both the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme variants of the ROG Ally handheld console support XG Mobile external GPU support. This proprietary connector allows users to connect ASUS-supplied external graphics for enhanced performance on high-resolution external monitors.
The ROG Ally handheld console is now available for purchase at BestBuy and the ASUS official store in the US, while customers from other countries can find participating retailers through a provided link.