In the US, the cheapest Asus ROG Ally model, the Z1, is already on sale, although that’s not entirely true either: it’s cheaper, but not by much, and that’s precisely because of the small difference between the two It makes sense to consider whether it’s worth saving that $100 up front. for the loss of peak performance that the Z1 Extreme has on paper.
As we already told you, the difference between both models is only a hundred dollars – hopefully it will only be 100 euros when it arrives in Spain – but everything points to that The new model significantly reduces performance Therefore, when running the games, it is almost mandatory to see what performance each one has to decide. Although there are some Standards The older sister of the Z1 doesn’t let you hang around so well.
Asus ROG Ally Z1 vs Z1 Xtreme
Asus ROG Ally Z1 Xtreme is a PC consolidated This has shown, compared to the Steam Deck, that it can drive games better, outperforming the Valve machine in virtually all tests. However, There comes a point where you can no longer keep up. And then we start reducing the TDP to make the battery last longer. Things become very similar there.
Well, if you are aware of this paradox, you should know that something similar has been happening since then in the case of the Asus ROG Ally Z1 Power trimming is, paradoxically, an advantage when the machine moves with a TDP of 10 or 15W, which is the minimum that can be applied by default. As you can see in the image we leave you below – from a test by YouTube user ETA Prime – the results of a Benchmark Applied to both models it returns this Single processor and in Multi-core The Z1 model is significantly more efficient than the Z1 Extreme.
That is, if you use the console in portable mode and with the intention that the battery offers you greater autonomy, The cheaper model can perform slightly better than the Z1 Extreme in certain circumstances. At least that’s what these tests suggest.
What if we used a higher TDP?
If you go for a 25W TDP, nothing seems to change either, and at least with Geekbench 6, the results returned by the new Z1s are strange and surprising, because They both offer better values Single processor as in Multi-core and thus leaves the Z1 Extreme somewhat behind. Something that should not match the performance that the Asus ROG Ally model that arrived in June has on paper.
The point is that Given these results, would you spend the 699 euros that the Z1 model will cost? Or would you rather not risk it and go up to 799 for the Z1 Extreme? On paper, the model that has arrived in the US – still without a launch date in Spain – is more efficient and if we trust it Standards performs slightly better, but the model’s numbers do not correspond to reality Great cannot be overcome so easily: a question of Firmware, Optimization? We will see…