First, preface: The best Window console is coming
Perhaps everyone has a handheld dream of their own, has been looking forward to a miracle Windows handheld.
After all, although Steam Deck is good, it can only run Steam games, and Windows handheld consoles can not only run games on Steam, Xbox, Ubisoft and other platforms, but also install various simulators, and the playability is far from comparable to Steam Deck.
Now that ROG has finally launched its first Windows gaming console product - ROG Handheld, a first-tier brand has finally entered the market.
In order to make their first game console, ROG can be said to be a full effort.
First, the screen!
Unlike the Steam Deck's 720P 60Hz and 400nit brightness screens, the ROG handheld uses a 1080P resolution, 500nit brightness IPS screen, while also using 120Hz high brush for the first time on the console, which is the best handheld screen to date.
The second is AMD's custom Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor!
The Ryzen Z1 Extreme is a mobile processor developed by AMD for high-performance handheld consoles, based on a Zen4 CPU and an RDNA3 GPU.
Among them, the CPU part is 8C16T, the acceleration frequency is as high as 5.0GHz, with 8MB second-level cache and 16MB three-level cache, while the GPU part has 12 groups of 768 CU stream processors, and the frequency is as high as 2700MHz.
In contrast, Steam Deck only uses the Zen2 architecture of 4 core processors, GPU is 8 groups of CU a total of 512 RDNA2 stream processors, the difference in performance between the two is not a tiny bit.
And finally, software!
ROG console built inArmoury Crate SE (Ultron Intelligent Control Center SE) has a lot of features that are deeply optimized for the console.
For example, you can switch the performance mode with one key, one-stop management of the whole platform game, call out the control center at any time, quickly regulate various parameters, customize all key mappings, power saving management, and so on.
Armoury Crate SE needs some research and development capabilities,This is also the advantage of ROG consoles compared to other three-line Windows handheld products.
The detailed specifications of ROG handheld are as follows: