AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme and Ryzen Z1, Fast Processors for Game Consoles Launched – AMD introduces the new Ryzen Z1 Series processors, the best high-performance processors for handheld PC game consoles. The Ryzen Z1 series features two high-performance processors, AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme, both of which offer industry-leading gaming experiences and uncompromised battery life, and feature graphics based on the AMD RDNA 3 architecture. AMD partners with Asus in the launch of the Ryzen Z1 Series devices first with the Asus ROG Ally, a premium handheld PC console, featuring up to the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor.
“At AMD, we are continuously elevating the next generation of gaming experiences, from consoles to desktops to handhelds on-the-go,” said Jason Banta, corporate vice president and general manager, Client OEM, AMD.
“The AMD Ryzen Z1 processor brings gamers an elite gaming experience and extreme portability in an attractive gaming form factor.”
Get to know AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme
Featuring up to 8 cores and 16 threads, Ryzen Z1 Series processors offer stunning visuals and, with the efficiency of the “Zen 4” architecture, deliver outstanding battery life for a truly portable, high-performance gaming experience.
With graphics based on the AMD RDNA 3 architecture built right in, gamers will have the power to play intensive modern games with a seamless look. Users can optimize game play with AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition which takes advantage of features including AMD Radeon Super Resolution, Radeon Chill, Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD Link and more. These features can improve performance with increased frame rates and responsiveness, while helping to extend battery life.
Every AMD Ryzen Z1 Series processor supports USB4 for fast and easy connectivity to the latest external storage and display devices, as well as the latest LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memory standards, delivering fast performance and low latency for more responsive gaming.
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme Specifications
- 8 cores with 16 threads
- 12 AMD RDNA 3 compute units
- 24MB Cache
AMD Ryzen Z1 specifications
- 6 cores with 12 threads
- 4 AMD RDNA 3 compute units
- 22MB Cache
Designed for Handhelds and Game Consoles
With compatibility for Windows 11 and other operating systems, devices based on Ryzen Z1 Series processors deliver Windows 11 apps and games. Gamers will have access to hundreds of PC games through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (sold separately) and seamless access to a wide selection of games.
Built on the x86 architecture and ready for Windows 11, Ryzen Z1 Series device users will also have access to popular productivity and social software. Ryzen Z1 devices are also equipped with smart power management technology that allows them to play games and run these applications properly with long battery life.
“At Xbox, we put players first by giving them a choice of experiences and devices that best suit their gaming needs,” said Roanne Sones, head of Xbox hardware.
“With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, we’re bringing hundreds of games to new devices, including handheld gaming devices on-the-go, and are excited to see AMD investing in new processors to grow this device category.”
Availability of Ryzen Z1 Series Powered Devices
The AMD Ryzen Z1 processor will be available for the first time on the Asus ROG Ally. More information about the availability and price of the Asus ROG Ally will be announced by Asus on May 11.
“Having a great gaming experience doesn’t mean you have to be strapped to a chair or a charger,” said Shawn Yen, product management director of Gaming Business Unit, Asus.
“With the new Ryzen Z1 Series processors, we’ve worked closely with AMD to deliver the power, visuals, and efficiency needed to enable a superior portable gaming experience — whether you’re on the move, commuting to the office, or simply looking to game wirelessly.”
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