Republic of Gamers (ROG) has announced the launch of the Ally, a powerful new Windows 11 gaming handheld that offers Full HD gaming on the go. The device, which is powered by the cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, can run even the most demanding AAA titles smoothly and quickly. It also comes equipped with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and has partnerships throughout the industry. The Ally will be available for sale worldwide on June 13th, 2023, for just $699.
On May 11th, 2023, Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the launch of its newest gaming handheld, the ROG Ally. This device, powered by the cutting-edge AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, can run the most demanding AAA titles smoothly.
Full HD AAA Gaming in the Palm of Your Hand
The ROG Ally is a next-gen handheld that offers Full HD gaming on the go, making it capable of running even modern AAA titles faster and smoother than any other handheld on the market. The device is powered by an all-new Ryzen Z1 Series processor from AMD, which combines the “Zen” 4 architecture with AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics. This processor rivals the prowess of game consoles, boasting 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 8.6 teraflops of graphics processing power. Additionally, an AMD Ryzen Z1 variant will be available later in Q3 2023 with 6 cores and 12 processing threads.
The Ultimate Gaming Experience
The ROG Ally offers gamers the ultimate gaming experience with its ROG XG Mobile suite of external GPUs, allowing gamers to connect to a TV or monitor to play with friends or kick into high gear for a top-tier gaming experience. The device is also equipped with ROG’s Zero Gravity thermal system, which uses a dual-fan system with ultra-thin heatsink fins and high-friction heat pipes to ensure the Ally stays cool in any orientation.
High-Speed Memory and Storage
The ROG Ally comes equipped with 16GB of high-speed LPDDR5 6400MHz memory, 512 GB of PCIe Gen 4 storage, and a UHS-II microSD card slot to further expand its storage capacity. Wi-Fi 6E support ensures that the Ally stays on a rock-solid connection, even in congested networks, whether you’re natively playing a multiplayer match or streaming a game via Xbox Cloud Gaming or AMD Link.
Flagship Gaming Performance
Flagship gaming performance demands a panel to match, and the Ally does not disappoint. Equipped with a 120Hz Full HD (1080p) panel with AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology, gamers will enjoy supreme motion clarity in fast-paced games, with no tearing or stuttering. The display also has a max brightness of 500 nits, enabling gamers to easily keep track of the action in more challenging environments like the great outdoors. This touchscreen display also acts to seamlessly allow navigation of Windows 11 when gamers need to change settings or install their next game.
Versatile Performance at the Right Price
The ROG Ally takes handheld gaming to new heights. With a Full HD screen and hardware capable of 60 FPS in many of the latest titles, the ROG Ally provides an on-the-go experience that will satisfy gamers of all stripes. Compared to the 720p resolution of competing devices, the ROG Ally offers superior image and motion clarity thanks to its advanced 1080p resolution. This makes it an ideal choice for gamers who demand the highest level of visual fidelity and smoothness from their gaming experience.
In addition to its impressive display, the ROG Ally also features a powerful processor and graphics card. It is equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card, which work together to deliver exceptional performance for even the most demanding games.
But the ROG Ally isn’t just about raw power. It also offers a range of features designed to enhance the gaming experience. For example, it has a backlit keyboard that makes it easy to type in low-light conditions, and its touchpad is large and responsive, allowing for precise control during gameplay.
The ROG Ally also has a range of connectivity options, including HDMI and USB-C ports, as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This means that users can easily connect to a range of devices, such as external monitors, controllers, and gaming peripherals.
Overall, the ROG Ally is an excellent choice for gamers who want a high-performance handheld alternative to the Steam deck.
ROG Ally Full Specs
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor|
|CPU: Zen 4 architecture, 8-core/16-threads,|
|24MB total cache, up to 5.10 GHz boost|
|GPU: 12 RDNA3 CUs, up to 2.7 GHz, 8.6 TFlops,|
|default 4GB RAM capacity, APU Power: 9-30W|
|Display||7-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS-level|
|glossy display, 500 nits peak brightness|
|sRGB: 100%, Gorilla® Glass Victus™,|
|Gorilla® Glass DXC, Touch Screen (10-point|
|multi-touch), Refresh Rate: 120Hz, Response|
|Time: 7ms, Support Dolby Vision HDR, AMD|
|Memory||16GB LPDDR5 on board (6400MT/s dual channel)|
|Storage||512GB PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ M.2 SSD (2230)|
|I/O Ports||1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack|
|1 x ROG XG Mobile Interface and USB Type-C|
|combo port (with USB 3.2 Gen2, 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 buttons, D-pad, L &|
|R Hall Effect analog triggers, L & R bumpers,|
|View button, Menu button, Command Center|
|button, Armoury Crate button, 2 x assignable|
|grip buttons, Thumbsticks: 2 x full-size|
|analog sticks with capacitive touch, Haptics|
|HD haptics, Gyro: 6-Axis IMU|
|Audio||AI noise-canceling technology, Dolby Atmos,|
|Hi-Res certification, Built-in array|
|microphone, 2-speaker system with Smart|
|Network and||Triple band Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) 2 x 2,|
|Power Supply||65W USB Type-C PD 3.0 power supply, Adapter:|
|65W AC Adapter, Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W,|
|Input: 100~240V AC 50/60Hz universal|
|Weight||~608g (1.34 lbs)|
|Dimensions (W x D x||28.0 x 11.1 x 2.12 ~ 3.24 cm (11.02″ x 4.37″|
|H)||x 0.83″ ~ 1.27″)|
|Xbox Game Pass||3 months of Xbox Game|