AMD announces 'Ryzen Z1' & 'Ryzen Z1 Extreme' processors for high-performance and power-saving portable game machines

AMD announced processors `` Ryzen Z1 '' and `` Ryzen Z1 Extreme '' optimized for mobile gaming PCs on April 25, 2023 (Monday). CPU architecture 'Zen 4' and GPU architecture 'RDNA 3' are adopted for both processors, and it is said that both processing performance and battery performance are compatible. In addition, it has been decided that ASUS will install Ryzen Z1 Extreme in the mobile gaming PC '

ROG Ally ' under development.

AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Series Processors for Handheld PC Gaming

AMD Introduces Ryzen™ Z1 Series Processors, Expanding the Handheld-Game-Consoles.html

Ryzen™ Z1 Processor | AMD

Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme Processor | AMD

The portable gaming PC ' Steam Deck ' that appeared in 2022 is equipped with a custom AMD chip that uses 'Zen 2' and 'RDNA 2', and you can comfortably play 3D games such as Elden Ring and Portal . . AMD's newly announced Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme use 'Zen 4' and 'RDNA 3', so it is expected to realize a comfortable gaming environment that exceeds Steam Deck.

The specifications of both processors that have been clarified at the time of article creation are as follows.

Ryzen Z1 Ryzen Z1 Extreme
Number of CPU cores 6 8
Number of CPU threads 12 16
L2 cache 6MB 8MB
L3 cache 16MB 16MB
TDP 15-30W 15-30W
Number of GPU cores Four 12

Although the benchmark results of both processors have not been released, Ryzen Z1 is said to be developed for 'high-performance mobile game machines' and Ryzen Z1 Extreme for 'ultimate high-performance mobile games'.

In addition, Ryzen Z1 Extreme has been decided to be installed in the portable gaming PC 'ROG Ally' under development by ASUS.

The overview of ROG Ally is summarized in the following article. In addition, detailed information including price will be announced on May 11, 2023.

ASUS announces 'ROG Ally' mobile gaming PC with Steam Deck-like Windows 11 - GIGAZINE

The details of the AMD custom chip installed in the Steam Deck are explained in detail in the following article.

What are the specifications of the APU installed in the Steam Deck? -GIGAZINE

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