On May 11th ASUS held the official ROG Ally launch event, full of details about exciting gaming handheld powered by an all-new AMD Ryzen processor. Brace yourself as we uncover the thrilling details unveiled during this spectacular event.
During the official event, ASUS shared few interesting details. One of them is that ROG Ally will be available worldwide on June 13, 2023. Starting from May 11, 2023, you can pre-order the ROG Ally for prize of $699/£699.
Get ready for ROG Ally
Get ready to revolutionize your gaming experience with the ASUS ROG Ally, the groundbreaking Windows 11 gaming handheld that combines portability and power like never before. Packed with cutting-edge technology, the Ally unleashes the full potential of every game title in stunning 1080p resolution. Whether you prefer solo gaming sessions or multiplayer mayhem with friends, this handheld powerhouse has got you covered.
ASUS believes that ROG Ally is the device that will outperform any other handheld console on the market. The Ally is powered by Windows 11, it supports games from various platforms, including Steam, Epic, Xbox Game Pass, and more. Plus, it comes with three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, ensuring you have a vast library of games right at your fingertips. The Ally offers the flexibility to play solo, connect to a TV for multiplayer fun, or enhance your experience with the ROG XG Mobile suite of external GPUs.
Under the hood, the Ally is equipped with the groundbreaking Ryzen Z1 Series processor from AMD. This processor, built on the “Zen 4” architecture and combined with AMD RDNA 3 graphics, will deliver exceptional performance. With 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power, the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor rivals dedicated game consoles. Furthermore, an AMD Ryzen Z1 variant with 6 cores and 12 processing threads will be available later in 2023. Both models support advanced technologies like AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution and AMD Radeon Super Resolution, ensuring impressive visuals and exceptional performance in demanding AAA and indie games.
“The Ryzen Z1 Series processors represent the culmination of years of technological development. Together with ROG, we have created a platform that redefines mobile gaming,”said Renato Fragale, senior director of product management for the Consumer and Gaming Client Business at AMD
The combination of AMD’s cutting-edge processor and ROG’s expertise in gaming devices will make the Ally a true game-changer.
Keeping your gaming sessions cool and seamless
To ensure optimal performance and prevent overheating, the ROG Ally incorporates the innovative ROG Zero Gravity thermal system. This advanced system employs a dual-fan configuration, ultrathin heatsink fins, and high-friction heat pipes, allowing the device to stay cool in any orientation. With the Ally, you can game with confidence, knowing that its thermal design keeps temperatures under control, even during intense gaming sessions.
When it comes to storage and memory, the Ally offers impressive specifications. It comes equipped with 16 GB of high-speed LPDDR5 6400 MHz memory, providing ample space for smooth multitasking and seamless gaming performance. With 512 GB of PCIe Gen 4 storage and a UHS-II microSD card slot, you’ll have plenty of space to store your favorite games, media, and more. Additionally, WiFi 6E support ensures a stable and reliable connection, allowing you to enjoy uninterrupted gaming experiences, whether you’re playing a multiplayer match or streaming games via Xbox Cloud Gaming or AMD Link.
An exceptional display for unparalleled gaming visuals
The ROG Ally raises the bar when it comes to display quality. Featuring a 120 Hz Full HD (1080p) touchscreen with AMD FreeSync Premium technology, it offers a truly immersive and smooth visual experience. Say goodbye to screen tearing and stuttering as you dive into fast-paced games with supreme motion clarity. With a maximum brightness of 500 nits, the Ally’s display ensures that you won’t miss a single detail, even in challenging lighting conditions like outdoor environments. Furthermore, the touchscreen functionality allows for easy navigation of Windows 11, making it a breeze to change settings or install your next game.
Versatile performance at an unbeatable price
The ROG Ally is all about versatility, catering to gamers of different preferences and playstyles. For those seeking an unparalleled on-the-go gaming experience, the 1080p screen and hardware capable of achieving 60 FPS in many of the latest titles make the Ally the perfect companion. Compared to competing devices with 720p resolution, the Ally’s Full HD touchscreen and AMD FreeSync Premium technology offer superior image and motion clarity.
The optional ROG Gaming Charger Dock takes the gaming experience to new heights. Connect the Ally to a TV and charge it simultaneously, allowing for couch co-op sessions and competitive gaming with additional controllers. The Ally handles multiplayer games with ease, ensuring that the party never stops.
For the professionals and enthusiasts looking to take their gaming to the next level, the Ally can be paired with the ROG XG Mobile external GPU. By adding an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT, the Ally transforms into a true gaming powerhouse. Immerse yourself in stunning 4K visuals with ray tracing and DLSS 3 support, or dominate the competition in high-framerate esports titles. The possibilities are endless.
Despite its remarkable performance and versatility, the ROG Ally remains impressively affordable. The Ryzen Z1 Extreme-equipped model, featuring 512 GB of storage, is available for pre-orders and will be available for purchase worldwide on June 13, 2023. Additionally, the ROG Ally model with the Ryzen Z1 processor and a 512 GB SSD will be released later this year at the price of $599.
Play all your games with ease
The ROG Ally is designed to offer seamless compatibility with a wide range of game platforms. Working closely with Microsoft, game publishers, and individual studios, ROG has ensured that the Ally provides an exceptional gaming experience across the board. Whether you’re a fan of Steam, the EA App, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass, the Epic Games Store, GOG Galaxy 2.0, or even Android apps, the Ally has you covered. No matter where you download your games, this handheld device supports them all.
To make your gaming experience even more exciting, the Ally comes bundled with a free three-month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code. With this code, you gain instant access to Microsoft’s extensive game library as soon as you unbox your device. Roanne Sones, CVP, Head of Xbox Hardware, expressed excitement about the ROG Ally and Game Pass Ultimate, stating, “We can’t wait for people to discover and play their next favorite game on the go, whether it’s enjoying native PC games with Windows or streaming console games through Xbox Cloud Gaming.
ROG is proud to collaborate with renowned game studios and publishers to ensure an optimized gaming experience on the Ally. Announced partnerships with Xbox Game Studios, Capcom, HoYoverse, Level Infinite, 505 Games, Team 17, Nacon, Techland, Squanch Games, and Fatshark will guarantee that you’ll have access to the best gaming content available. The Ally want to brings together the gaming community, offering a platform where gamers can explore, compete, and connect with their favorite titles.
ROG Ally specifications
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme ProcessorCPU: “Zen 4″ architecture with 4 nm process, 8-core / 16-threads, 24 MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boostGPU: AMD Radeon™ Graphics ( AMD RDNA™ 3, 12 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, up to 8.6 Teraflops)Power: 9-30W||AMD Ryzen™ Z1 ProcessorCPU: “Zen 4” architecture with 4 nm process, 6-core / 12-threads, 22 MB total cache, up to 4.90 GHz boostGPU: AMD Radeon™ Graphics ( AMD RDNA™ 3, 4 CUs, up to 2.5 GHz, up to 2.8 Teraflops)Power: 9-30W|
|Display||7″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9, IPS-level glossy display500 nits peak brightnesssRGB:100%Gorilla® Glass Victus™Gorilla® Glass DXCTouchscreen (10-point multi-touch)Refresh Rate:120 HzResponse Time:7 msAMD FreeSync™ Premium|
|Memory||16 GB LPDDR5 on board (6400 MT/s dual channel)|
|Storage||512 GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)|
|I/O Ports||1 x 3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack|
|1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C® combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen 2, supports DisplayPort™ 1.4)|
|1 x UHS-II microSD card reader (supports SD, SDXC and SDHC)|
|Control and Input||Gamepad controls:A B X Y buttonsD-padL & R Hall Effect analog triggersL & R bumpersView buttonMenu buttonCommand Center buttonArmoury Crate button2 x assignable grip buttonsThumbsticks: 2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touchHaptics: HD hapticsGyro: 6-Axis IMU|
|Audio||AI noise-canceling technology|
|Built-in array microphone|
|2-speaker system with Smart Amplifier Technology|
|Network and Communication||Triple band WiFi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2Bluetooth 5.2[ii]|
|Power Supply||65 W USB Type-C® PD 3.0 power supply Adapter: 65 W AC Adapter, Output: 20 V DC, 3.25 A, 65 W, Input: 100~240 V AC 50 / 60 Hz universal|
|Dimensions||28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm|
|Xbox Game Pass||3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate included[iii]|
|Security||Built-in Fingerprint SensorMicrosoft Pluton security processor|
What do you think about that? ASUS ROG Ally want to redefine what it means to game on the go. With its powerful AMD Ryzen processor, Full HD gaming capabilities, versatile performance, and seamless compatibility with multiple gaming platforms, this handheld device opens up a world of possibilities for gamers of all kind. Whether you prefer immersive single-player experiences or lively multiplayer sessions, the Ally has the features and flexibility to exceed our expectations.
But the true test lies in the hands of gamers like us – how will the ASUS ROG Ally perform in real-life scenarios? Will need to find that out, very soon!
If you’ve already set your sights on this device, don’t hesitate to take action. The pre-orders for the ASUS ROG Ally are now live, so seize the opportunity to secure yours today!
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