AMD’s announcement of the Ryzen Z1 Series processors marks a significant step forward in the development of high-performance processors for handheld PC gaming consoles. The Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme processors offer up to 8 cores and 16 threads, delivering impressive visuals and outstanding battery life. These processors feature AMD RDNA 3 architecture-based graphics, allowing for graphically intensive games to be played smoothly on a portable device.
|AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme||8/16||12 AMD RDNA 3|
|AMD Ryzen Z1||6/12||4 AMD RDNA 3|
One of the key advantages of the Ryzen Z1 Series is its compatibility with Windows 11, as well as other operating systems, enabling users to access hundreds of PC games through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The Ryzen Z1 Series devices are built on x86 architecture and are equipped with smart power management technology, ensuring long battery life for uninterrupted gaming.
The Ryzen Z1 Series processors also support the latest LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memory standards, delivering fast performance and low latency for more responsive gaming. In addition, every AMD Ryzen Z1 Series processor supports USB4 for fast and easy connectivity for the latest external storage and display devices.
AMD has partnered with Asus to launch the first Ryzen Z1 Series device, the Asus ROG Ally, a premium handheld PC console featuring up to a Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor. This device is expected to deliver a superior portable gaming experience, whether the user is traveling, commuting for work or simply wants to game untethered.
Overall, the Ryzen Z1 Series processors represent a significant advancement in the development of high-performance processors for handheld PC gaming consoles. AMD’s partnership with Asus to launch the Asus ROG Ally is a promising start, and it will be interesting to see how other manufacturers adopt these processors in their own devices.