AMD has recently released the Ryzen Z1 Series processors, specifically designed to provide the ultimate high-performance processor for handheld PC gaming consoles. This new series features two high-performance processors, namely the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme, which offer industry-leading gaming experiences, uncompromising battery life, and feature AMD RDNA™ 3 architecture-based graphics. In collaboration with Asus, AMD is launching the first Ryzen Z1 Series device with the Asus ROG Ally, a premium handheld PC console, featuring up to a Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor.
AMD Ryzen Z1 Series Processor Specifications
|Specifications||Ryzen™ Z1||Ryzen™ Z1 Extreme|
|Product Family||AMD Ryzen™ Processors||AMD Ryzen™ Processors|
|Product Line||AMD Ryzen™ Z1||AMD Ryzen™ Z1|
|Architecture||AMD RDNA™ 3||AMD RDNA™ 3|
|Graphics Core Count||4||12|
AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Series processors come in two flavors, the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme. The Ryzen Z1 has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads, while the Ryzen Z1 Extreme has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads. Both processors have an L2 cache of 6MB and 8MB, respectively, and an L3 cache of 16MB. AMD Configurable TDP (cTDP) ranges from 15-30W, and the processors use AMD RDNA™ 3 architecture.
AMD has provided some benchmarks for the Ryzen Z1 Series processors utilizing the Asus ROG Ally. The results show that the Ryzen Z1 Extreme delivers average frame rates above 60 FPS in most titles, while the Ryzen Z1's performance is also commendable. However, the two chips' delta was perceptible, with the difference spanning between 6% and 73%. Zen 4-based processors took a significant performance hit at native 1080p resolution on the lowest settings, and the Ryzen Z1 struggled in multiple titles and didn't hit the 60 FPS mark.
The Ryzen™ Z1 Series processors are equipped with powerful AMD RDNA™ 3 architecture-based graphics that offer unmatched gaming experiences. These processors have up to 8.6 TFLOPS and 2.6 TFLOPS graphics performance, respectively, based on AMD's engineering projections.
AMD and Asus Partnership
AMD is partnering with Asus to launch the first Ryzen Z1 Series device, the Asus ROG Ally, a premium handheld PC console. This console features up to a Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor, offering users an unparalleled gaming experience.
AMD provided some benchmarks for the Ryzen Z1 series utilizing the Asus ROG Ally. However, as usual, it's important to take vendor-provided benchmarks with a pinch of salt. The device used for testing had 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory and a Micron 256 GB NVMe SSD.
According to AMD, the Ryzen Z1 Series allows for high-performance handheld PC gaming with next-gen processing power. Experience fast PC gaming, incredible battery life, and immersive experiences in the palm of your hand. The AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Series processors bring to life breathtaking visuals so that you can bring your game anywhere.
The AMD Ryzen™ Z1 Series processors provide the ultimate high-performance processor for handheld PC gaming consoles. With advanced AMD "Zen 4" processor technology and powerful AMD RDNA™3 graphics, players can enjoy any PC game anywhere, at home, on-the-go, plugged in or plugged out, or in the cloud. The partnership with Asus and the launch of the Asus ROG Ally featuring the Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor offers players a premium handheld gaming console.
What is the difference between the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme processors?
The Ryzen Z1 has 6 CPU cores and 12 threads, while the Ryzen Z1 Extreme has 8 CPU cores and 16 threads.
What is the cTDP range for the Ryzen Z1 Series processors?
The AMD Configurable TDP (cTDP) ranges from 15-30W for the Ryzen Z1 Series processors.