AMD shares details on Ryzen Z1 processors for use in PC gaming handhelds

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AMD will share details on its Ryzen Z1 processors for handheld PCs on Tuesday. The chip will be available in two different variants. The chips will be available first in ASUS’ upcoming ROG Ally handheld.

AMD will release soon a Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme out, confirms the company in a press release. The ‘regular’ Z1 has six Zen 4 cores, an integrated RDNA 3 GPU with four compute units and 22MB cache. The Extreme variant has eight cores, a more powerful GPU with twelve CUs and 24MB cache.

The Ryzen Z1 series, according to AMD, is specifically intended for use in handhelds intended for PC gaming. The processors would therefore be optimized for a relatively high battery life, among other things. Both variants have a TDP of 15 to 30W. The chips also support USB4 and work with the Lpddr5 and Lpddr5x memory standards.

There have been rumors for some time about the arrival of an AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme. Geekbench listings recently confirmed that those processors would have six and eight Zen 4 cores respectively. The chips will be used first in the upcoming ROG Ally, about which manufacturer ASUS will share more details on May 11.

Fashion model Cores/Threads GPU cache
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme 8C/16T AMD RDNA 3, 12 CUs 24MB
AMD Ryzen Z1 6C/12T AMD RDNA 3, 4 CUs 22MB

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