AMD announces new processors to power portable PC gaming

AMD has announced new Ryzen Z1 processors, explicitly intended to power portable PC devices. The Z1 series includes two processors: the Z1 and the Z1 Extreme. AMD is teaming up with Asus to bring you the first portable PC device to use these chips, the Asus ROG Ally.

As for the differences between the two processors, the Z1 has six cores and 12 threads, four AMD RNDA compute units, and a 22MB cache. According the edge, which offers a 55 percent power boost from the Steam Deck’s custom processing chip. The Z1 Extreme has eight cores and 12 threads, 12 AMD RNDA compute units, and a 24MB cache. For all the details, you can search the AMD website.

AMD also claims that the processors will offer incredible battery life, due to the efficiency of the Zen 4 architecture. AMD features such as Radeon Super Resolution 2, Radeon Chill, Radeon Image Sharpening, AMD Link can be used with the chip to improve performance and battery life. AMD also claims that these portable devices will offer a seamless connection to your game libraries and access to PC games through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Soon we will get our first proper look at the use of technology. Asus will announce more information about the ROG Ally on May 11.

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