Insider SnoopyTech posted on Twitter a render of the promising Asus ROG Ally game console and revealed its cost – $ 600. The base version of the set-top box is estimated at this amount (there will also be an Extreme version for $ 700 – it has a more powerful processor and graphics, as well as a 512 GB SSD). But even the basic version of Ally will outperform the Steam Deck—with only a $70 difference in price.
So, the base Ally will have a screen with Full HD resolution and a frame rate of 120 Hz (remember, the Steam Deck has a panel with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and a frame rate of 60 Hz). The Ally SSD supports PCIe 4.0 (4 lanes), while the Steam Deck only supports PCIe 3.0. Ally will also have Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 adapters versus Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5 on the Steam Deck.
The game console has a Steam GPU based on RDNA2 architecture with 8 compute units and a frequency of 1.6 GHz. Ally has a GPU based on the RDNA3 architecture with 4 computing units (that is, fewer stream processors), but the frequency is much higher – 2.7 GHz. And if necessary (although such a situation is difficult to imagine in the case of a pocket game console), you can connect an external video card to Ally via the ROG XG Mobile station (up to the GeForce RTX 4090). Finally, processors. The base Ally has a 6-core AMD Ryzen Z1 up to 5.0 GHz, a 4-core one up to 3.5 GHz.
Earlier, SnoopyTech released high-quality renders of the Asus Zenfone 9, Xiaomi 12T Pro, Poco X5 and Poco X5 Pro ahead of their official release.