AMD Introduces Ryzen‚ĄĘ Z1 Series Processors, Expanding the ‚ÄúZen 4‚ÄĚ Lineup into Handheld Game Consoles

AMD Ryzen Z1 and AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme processors bring ultimate portability and battery life to handheld PC gaming consoles

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) ‚ÄĒ Today, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) intro¬≠du¬≠ced the new Ryzen Z1 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, the ulti¬≠ma¬≠te high-per¬≠for¬≠mance pro¬≠ces¬≠sor for hand¬≠held PC gam¬≠ing con¬≠so¬≠les1. The Ryzen Z1 Series fea¬≠tures two high per¬≠for¬≠mance pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, the Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extre¬≠me, both offe¬≠ring indus¬≠try-lea¬≠ding gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces, uncom¬≠pro¬≠mi¬≠sing bat¬≠tery life, and fea¬≠turing AMD RDNA‚ĄĘ 3 archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re-based gra¬≠phics. AMD is part¬≠ne¬≠ring with Asus to launch the first Ryzen Z1 Series device with the Asus ROG Ally, a pre¬≠mi¬≠um hand¬≠held PC con¬≠so¬≠le, fea¬≠turing up to a Ryzen Z1 Extre¬≠me processor.

‚ÄúAt AMD, we‚Äôre con¬≠ti¬≠nu¬≠al¬≠ly advan¬≠cing the next gene¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on of gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠en¬≠ces, from con¬≠so¬≠les to desk¬≠tops to on-the-go hand¬≠held devices,‚ÄĚ said Jason Ban¬≠ta, cor¬≠po¬≠ra¬≠te vice pre¬≠si¬≠dent and gene¬≠ral mana¬≠ger, Cli¬≠ent OEM at AMD. ‚ÄúRyzen Z1 pro¬≠ces¬≠sors deli¬≠ver gamers an eli¬≠te gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠ence and extre¬≠me por¬≠ta¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty in exci¬≠ting gam¬≠ing form factors.‚ÄĚ

All-New AMD Ryzen Z1 and Ryzen Z1 Extre¬≠me Processors
Fea¬≠turing up to 8 cores and 16 threads, the Ryzen Z1 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sors offer breath¬≠ta¬≠king visu¬≠als and, with the effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy of ‚ÄúZen 4‚ÄĚ archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re, deli¬≠ver incre¬≠di¬≠ble bat¬≠tery life for a tru¬≠ly por¬≠ta¬≠ble, high-per¬≠for¬≠mance gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠ence. With AMD RDNA 3 archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re-based gra¬≠phics built right in, gamers will have the power to play gra¬≠phi¬≠cal¬≠ly inten¬≠si¬≠ve modern games smooth¬≠ly. Users can opti¬≠mi¬≠ze their game play with AMD Soft¬≠ware: Adre¬≠na¬≠lin Edi¬≠ti¬≠on‚ĄĘ by uti¬≠li¬≠zing fea¬≠tures inclu¬≠ding AMD Rade¬≠on‚ĄĘ Super Reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on2, Rade¬≠on Chill, Rade¬≠on Image Shar¬≠pe¬≠ning3, AMD Link4 and more. The¬≠se fea¬≠tures can boost per¬≠for¬≠mance with increased frame rates and respon¬≠si¬≠ve¬≠ness, while hel¬≠ping extend bat¬≠tery life.

Every AMD Ryzen Z1 Series pro­ces­sor sup­ports USB4 for fast and easy con­nec­ti­vi­ty for the latest exter­nal sto­rage and dis­play devices, as well as the latest LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memo­ry stan­dards, deli­ve­ring fast per­for­mance and low laten­cy for more respon­si­ve gaming.

Model Cores/Threads Gra­phics Cache
AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme 8/16 12 AMD RDNA 3
com¬≠pu¬≠te units
24 MB
AMD Ryzen Z1 6/12 4 AMD RDNA 3
com¬≠pu¬≠te units
22 MB

Desi­gned for New Form Fac­tors of Computing
With com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty for Win¬≠dows 11 and other ope¬≠ra¬≠ting sys¬≠tems, Ryzen Z1 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sor-based devices can deli¬≠ver the full breadth of Win¬≠dows 11 appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons and games. Gamers will have access to hundreds of PC games through Xbox Game Pass Ulti¬≠ma¬≠te (sold sepa¬≠ra¬≠te¬≠ly) and seam¬≠less access to their game libra¬≠ri¬≠es. Built on x86 archi¬≠tec¬≠tu¬≠re and rea¬≠dy for Win¬≠dows 11, users of Ryzen Z1 Series devices will also have nati¬≠ve access to popu¬≠lar social and pro¬≠duc¬≠ti¬≠vi¬≠ty soft¬≠ware. Ryzen Z1 devices are also equip¬≠ped with smart power manage¬≠ment tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy which will allow them to game and run the¬≠se appli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons well with gre¬≠at bat¬≠tery life.

‚ÄúAt Xbox, we put the play¬≠er at the cen¬≠ter by giving them choice on the expe¬≠ri¬≠ence and device that best fit their gam¬≠ing needs,‚ÄĚ said Roan¬≠ne Sones, head of Xbox hard¬≠ware. ‚ÄúWith Xbox Game Pass Ulti¬≠ma¬≠te we‚Äôre brin¬≠ging hundreds of games to new devices, inclu¬≠ding on-the-go gam¬≠ing hand¬≠helds, and are exci¬≠ted to see AMD inves¬≠t¬≠ing in new pro¬≠ces¬≠sors to grow this device category.‚ÄĚ

Ryzen Z1 Series Devices Available Soon
AMD Ryzen Z1 pro¬≠ces¬≠sors will be available first in the Asus ROG Ally. More infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on about the Asus ROG Ally avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty and pri¬≠cing will be announ¬≠ced by Asus on May 11.

‚ÄúHaving a gre¬≠at gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠ence doesn‚Äôt mean you have to be tied to a chair or a char¬≠ger,‚ÄĚ said Shawn Yen, pro¬≠duct manage¬≠ment direc¬≠tor of Gam¬≠ing Busi¬≠ness Unit, Asus. ‚ÄúWith the new Ryzen Z1 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, we‚Äôre working with AMD to deli¬≠ver the power, visu¬≠als and effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy nee¬≠ded to enable a supe¬≠ri¬≠or por¬≠ta¬≠ble gam¬≠ing expe¬≠ri¬≠ence ‚ÄĒ whe¬≠ther you‚Äôre tra¬≠ve¬≠ling, com¬≠mu¬≠ting for work or sim¬≠ply want to game untethered.‚ÄĚ

Sup­port­ing Resources

  • Learn more about AMD Ryzen Z1 Series Pro¬≠ces¬≠sors here
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This press release con¬≠ta¬≠ins for¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments con¬≠cer¬≠ning Advan¬≠ced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) such as the fea¬≠tures, func¬≠tion¬≠a¬≠li¬≠ty, per¬≠for¬≠mance, avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty, timing and expec¬≠ted bene¬≠fits of AMD pro¬≠ducts and tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy inclu¬≠ding the AMD Ryzen‚ĄĘ Z1 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sors, which are made pur¬≠su¬≠ant to the Safe Har¬≠bor pro¬≠vi¬≠si¬≠ons of the Pri¬≠va¬≠te Secu¬≠ri¬≠ties Liti¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠on Reform Act of 1995. For¬≠ward-loo¬≠king state¬≠ments are com¬≠mon¬≠ly iden¬≠ti¬≠fied by words such as ‚Äúwould,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúmay,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúexpects,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúbelie¬≠ves,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúplans,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúintends,‚ÄĚ ‚Äúpro¬≠jects‚ÄĚ and other terms with simi¬≠lar mea¬≠ning. 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Mate¬≠ri¬≠al fac¬≠tors that could cau¬≠se actu¬≠al results to dif¬≠fer mate¬≠ri¬≠al¬≠ly from cur¬≠rent expec¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠ons include, wit¬≠hout limi¬≠ta¬≠ti¬≠on, the fol¬≠lo¬≠wing: Intel Corporation‚Äôs domi¬≠nan¬≠ce of the micro¬≠pro¬≠ces¬≠sor mar¬≠ket and its aggres¬≠si¬≠ve busi¬≠ness prac¬≠ti¬≠ces; glo¬≠bal eco¬≠no¬≠mic uncer¬≠tain¬≠ty; cycli¬≠cal natu¬≠re of the semi¬≠con¬≠duc¬≠tor indus¬≠try; mar¬≠ket con¬≠di¬≠ti¬≠ons of the indus¬≠tries in which AMD pro¬≠ducts are sold; loss of a signi¬≠fi¬≠cant cus¬≠to¬≠mer; impact of the COVID-19 pan¬≠de¬≠mic on AMD‚Äôs busi¬≠ness, finan¬≠cial con¬≠di¬≠ti¬≠on and results of ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons; com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠ti¬≠ve mar¬≠kets in which AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts are sold; quar¬≠ter¬≠ly and sea¬≠so¬≠nal sales pat¬≠terns; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to ade¬≠qua¬≠te¬≠ly pro¬≠tect its tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy or other intellec¬≠tu¬≠al pro¬≠per¬≠ty; unfa¬≠vorable cur¬≠ren¬≠cy exch¬≠an¬≠ge rate fluc¬≠tua¬≠tions; abili¬≠ty of third par¬≠ty manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠r¬≠ers to manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠re AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts on a time¬≠ly basis in suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent quan¬≠ti¬≠ties and using com¬≠pe¬≠ti¬≠ti¬≠ve tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gies; avai¬≠la¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of essen¬≠ti¬≠al equip¬≠ment, mate¬≠ri¬≠als, sub¬≠stra¬≠tes or manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring pro¬≠ces¬≠ses; abili¬≠ty to achie¬≠ve expec¬≠ted manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠ring yields for AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to intro¬≠du¬≠ce pro¬≠ducts on a time¬≠ly basis with expec¬≠ted fea¬≠tures and per¬≠for¬≠mance levels; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to gene¬≠ra¬≠te reve¬≠nue from its semi-cus¬≠tom SoC pro¬≠ducts; poten¬≠ti¬≠al secu¬≠ri¬≠ty vul¬≠nerabi¬≠li¬≠ties; poten¬≠ti¬≠al secu¬≠ri¬≠ty inci¬≠dents inclu¬≠ding IT outa¬≠ges, data loss, data brea¬≠ches and cyber-attacks; poten¬≠ti¬≠al dif¬≠fi¬≠cul¬≠ties in upgrading and ope¬≠ra¬≠ting AMD‚Äôs new enter¬≠pri¬≠se resour¬≠ce plan¬≠ning sys¬≠tem; uncer¬≠tain¬≠ties invol¬≠ving the orde¬≠ring and ship¬≠ment of AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts; AMD‚Äôs reli¬≠ance on third-par¬≠ty intellec¬≠tu¬≠al pro¬≠per¬≠ty to design and intro¬≠du¬≠ce new pro¬≠ducts in a time¬≠ly man¬≠ner; AMD‚Äôs reli¬≠ance on third-par¬≠ty com¬≠pa¬≠nies for design, manu¬≠fac¬≠tu¬≠re and sup¬≠p¬≠ly of mother¬≠boards, soft¬≠ware and other com¬≠pu¬≠ter plat¬≠form com¬≠pon¬≠ents; AMD‚Äôs reli¬≠ance on Micro¬≠soft and other soft¬≠ware ven¬≠dors‚Äô sup¬≠port to design and deve¬≠lop soft¬≠ware to run on AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts; AMD‚Äôs reli¬≠ance on third-par¬≠ty dis¬≠tri¬≠bu¬≠tors and add-in-board part¬≠ners; impact of modi¬≠fi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on or inter¬≠rup¬≠ti¬≠on of AMD‚Äôs inter¬≠nal busi¬≠ness pro¬≠ces¬≠ses and infor¬≠ma¬≠ti¬≠on sys¬≠tems; com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of AMD‚Äôs pro¬≠ducts with some or all indus¬≠try-stan¬≠dard soft¬≠ware and hard¬≠ware; cos¬≠ts rela¬≠ted to defec¬≠ti¬≠ve pro¬≠ducts; effi¬≠ci¬≠en¬≠cy of AMD‚Äôs sup¬≠p¬≠ly chain; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to rely on third par¬≠ty sup¬≠p¬≠ly-chain logi¬≠stics func¬≠tions; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to effec¬≠tively con¬≠trol sales of its pro¬≠ducts on the gray mar¬≠ket; impact of govern¬≠ment actions and regu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠ons such as export admi¬≠nis¬≠tra¬≠ti¬≠on regu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠ons, tariffs and trade pro¬≠tec¬≠tion mea¬≠su¬≠res; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to rea¬≠li¬≠ze its defer¬≠red tax assets; poten¬≠ti¬≠al tax lia¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties; cur¬≠rent and future claims and liti¬≠ga¬≠ti¬≠on; impact of envi¬≠ron¬≠men¬≠tal laws, con¬≠flict mine¬≠rals-rela¬≠ted pro¬≠vi¬≠si¬≠ons and other laws or regu¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠ons; impact of acqui¬≠si¬≠ti¬≠ons, joint ven¬≠tures and/or invest¬≠ments on AMD‚Äôs busi¬≠ness and AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to inte¬≠gra¬≠te acqui¬≠red busi¬≠nesses; impact of any impair¬≠ment of the com¬≠bi¬≠ned company‚Äôs assets on the com¬≠bi¬≠ned company‚Äôs finan¬≠cial posi¬≠ti¬≠on and results of ope¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on; rest¬≠ric¬≠tions impo¬≠sed by agree¬≠ments gover¬≠ning AMD‚Äôs notes, the gua¬≠ran¬≠tees of Xilinx‚Äôs notes and the revol¬≠ving cre¬≠dit faci¬≠li¬≠ty; AMD‚Äôs indeb¬≠ted¬≠ness; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to gene¬≠ra¬≠te suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent cash to meet its working capi¬≠tal requi¬≠re¬≠ments or gene¬≠ra¬≠te suf¬≠fi¬≠ci¬≠ent reve¬≠nue and ope¬≠ra¬≠ting cash flow to make all of its plan¬≠ned R&D or stra¬≠te¬≠gic invest¬≠ments; poli¬≠ti¬≠cal, legal, eco¬≠no¬≠mic risks and natu¬≠ral dis¬≠as¬≠ters; future impairm¬≠ents of good¬≠will and tech¬≠no¬≠lo¬≠gy licen¬≠se purcha¬≠ses; AMD‚Äôs abili¬≠ty to attract and retain qua¬≠li¬≠fied per¬≠son¬≠nel; AMD‚Äôs stock pri¬≠ce vola¬≠ti¬≠li¬≠ty; and world¬≠wi¬≠de poli¬≠ti¬≠cal con¬≠di¬≠ti¬≠ons. 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1 Based on test¬≠ing by AMD Labs in April 2023, as mea¬≠su¬≠red on the ASUS ROG Ally with a Ryzen Z1 Extre¬≠me pro¬≠ces¬≠sor at low set¬≠tings, 1080p (ups¬≠ca¬≠led 720p with RSR) vs a com¬≠pa¬≠ra¬≠ble hand¬≠held device curr¬≠ent¬≠ly available in mar¬≠ket in 9 sel¬≠ect games. Results are con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on depen¬≠dent and may vary. DHX‚ÄĎ1.
2 Rade¬≠on Super Reso¬≠lu¬≠ti¬≠on works with games that sup¬≠port exclu¬≠si¬≠ve and bor¬≠der¬≠less full-screen modes. AMD Soft¬≠ware: Adre¬≠na¬≠lin Edi¬≠ti¬≠on 22.5.2 or newer is requi¬≠red. GD-197.
3 Rade¬≠on Image Shar¬≠pe¬≠ning is com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠ble with DirectX 11/12 and Vul¬≠kan APIs. DirectX 9 sup¬≠port with Rade¬≠on RX 5000 Series GPUs only. Com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠ble with Win¬≠dows 10/11. Hard¬≠ware com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty includes Rade¬≠on RX 400 series dis¬≠crete gra¬≠phics and newer dGPUs, Ryzen 2000 Series pro¬≠ces¬≠sors and newer CPUs, inclu¬≠ding hybrid and detacha¬≠ble gra¬≠phics con¬≠fi¬≠gu¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠ons. No mGPU sup¬≠port. GD-156.
4 AMD Link requi¬≠res AMD Soft¬≠ware: Adre¬≠na¬≠lin Edi¬≠ti¬≠on 23.2.1 or newer. Game strea¬≠ming on a pho¬≠ne or tablet requi¬≠res Android 7.0 and later or iOS 14 and later, with a high-speed inter¬≠net con¬≠nec¬≠tion. For TV sup¬≠port, Apple TV 4K run¬≠ning tvOS 15.x and later, or Android TV 7.0 and later are requi¬≠red. Strea¬≠ming at 4K requi¬≠res com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠ble strea¬≠ming hard¬≠ware. Requi¬≠res AMD Rade¬≠on RX 400 Series dis¬≠crete gra¬≠phics or newer. Gra¬≠phics card must sup¬≠port hard¬≠ware enco¬≠ding for host capa¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ties to func¬≠tion. Sup¬≠ports Win¬≠dows 10/11. Con¬≠trol¬≠lers must be com¬≠pa¬≠ti¬≠ble with game and head¬≠set, con¬≠sult ven¬≠dor pri¬≠or to purcha¬≠se. GD-159.