AMD has announced its special Ryzen Z1 line of processors, including the Ryzen Z1 and the Ryzen Z1 Extreme.
This is AMD's first product designed specifically for handheld devices, co-customized with the Asus ROG, which will be used in the ROG Ally.
According to the published specifications,The Ryzen Z1 and the Ryzen Z1 Extreme are very much like the Ryzen 5 7540U and the Ryzen 7 7840U, which have just been officially released.
They all have Zen4 CPU architecture and RDNA3 GPU architecture. Among them, Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen 5 7540U both have 6 core 12 threads, 6MB level 2 cache, 16MB level 3 cache, and 4 GPU units.
The Ryzen Z1 Extreme and the Ryzen 7 7840U both have 8 cores, 16 threads, 8MB level 2 cache, 16MB level 3 cache, and 12 GPU units.
The specific CPU and GPU frequencies of Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extreme have not been announced. It is estimated that they will be different from Ryzen 7040U becauseThe latter's thermal design power consumption is 15-30W, while the Z1 series drops to 9-30W.
AMD says the Ryzen Z1 series is custom-made for handheld devices, and to that end,AMD engineers have verified the design of a new power range, optimized the voltage curve, these are not simple, so the Ryzen Z1 series, Ryzen 7040U series look very similar in terms of architectural specifications, but have very different attributes and application scenarios.
AMD also noted thatThe Ryzen Z1 doesn't have an AI engine, but instead of removing the hardware, it's blocked.
Obviously, the underlying hardware of Ryzen Z1 series and Ryzen 7040U series is exactly the same, but the former has been specially tuned to meet the special needs of the console for power consumption and energy efficiency.
We'll learn more about the Ryzen Z1 series when ROG Ally officially launches on May 11.