At the beginning of this month, Asus made public the ROG Ally, a handheld Windows gaming device, and this news has certainly generated a buzz in the gaming community.
Although the full details about the specifications and features of this device are yet to be revealed, Asus has managed to maintain the excitement by disclosing that the Ally will be available globally and the release date may be earlier than anticipated.
This announcement has certainly sparked enthusiasm and eagerness among gamers who are eagerly awaiting the launch of this exciting new device.
The news was passed across on Twitter but unfortunately, the tweet contains only a small amount of information, leaving us with only a few details about the specs of the ROG Ally.
According to early reports and previews, the ROG Ally has a 7-inch, 1080p, 120Hz display, and is powered by a custom AMD Zen4 and RDNA3 CPU + GPU solution. It’s possible that this custom silicon is similar to the Ryzen 7040U, but this is just speculation at this point.
According to Linus from Linus Tech Tips, the custom silicon in the ROG Ally can deliver up to twice the performance of the Valve Steam Deck at the same 35W power envelope and is capable of producing 50% better frame rates in a 15W power mode.
While we don’t have all the details about the ROG Ally, this information gives us a good idea of what to expect from this powerful gaming device.
Other unofficial specs of the ROG Ally reveal that it has a size of 28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 mm and weighs 608 grams, making it smaller and lighter than the Steam Deck. Additionally, the Ally runs Windows 11 with some custom ASUS software overlays.
With Asus now promising international availability, the most crucial aspect of the Ally is arguably its price. This factor will ultimately determine whether the handheld gaming device will be a success or not, especially since Valve now has a consistent supply of its highly-competitive Steam Deck, which starts at an MSRP of only $399.
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