AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme: know the technical specifications of the new processors
Learn about the technical specifications that we know so far about the new AMD processors, Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme.
Since the launch of the Nintendo Switch and then with the arrival of Valve’s Steam Deck, mobile gaming has been revived once again. Now AMD has officially introduced its new processors (APU) for mobile devices called Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme. Additionally, it has been confirmed that the ASUS ROG Allya mobile device that is used to play PC titles—will use the Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme APUs.
AMD’s Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors (APUs) are the successors to the Van Gogh ones that Valve used to power its Steam Deck. AMD has described its new processors (APUs) as follows:
“The Ryzen Z1 series features two high-performance processors, the Ryzen Z1 and the Ryzen Z1 Extreme. Both offer industry-leading gaming experiences, uncompromising battery life, and feature graphics based on AMD RDNA3 architecture. AMD has partnered with ASUS to launch the first Ryzen Z1 series device with its Asus ROG Ally. A premium portable PC console, which incorporates up to a Ryzen Z1 Extreme processor.»
What are the technical specifications of the AMD Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors (APUs)?
If you are wondering what the technical specifications of AMD’s Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme processors (APU) are, which have Zen 4 architecture, we tell you that the Ryzen Z1 has 6 cores and 12 threads. The Ryzen Z1 iGPU has 4 compute units (256 stream processors) and works under the RDNA 3 architecture. Additionally, the Ryzen Z1 cache is 22 MB and according to AMD it can achieve performance of up to 2.8 TFLOPs. This makes the Ryzen Z1, the simplest of AMD’s new processors, more powerful than the one in the Steam Deck and Nintendo’s hybrid console, devices that boast 0.393 and 1.6 TFLOPs respectively.
We already met the entry processor, but then what are the differences in the technical specifications if we buy it from its older brother the AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme. This processor has 8 cores, 16 threads and 24 MB cache. However, where the Ryzen Z1 Extreme stands out the most is in its 12 compute units (768 Stream Processors). Thanks to this, AMD’s Ryzen Z1 manages to reach up to a total of 8.6 TFLOPs, which would make it essentially more powerful than Sony’s last-generation consoles.
What is the performance of the Ryzen Z1 Extreme, the new AMD processor?
Finally, both processors include LPDDR5 and LPDDR5X memory controllers. Additionally, the Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme will support devices that use USB4. Other data on the performance of these processors is unknown at this time. however, some users have leaked, without confirmation of its veracity, that the Ryzen Z1 Extreme manages to reach 5.10 GHz (2.8 GHz iGPU). Meanwhile, its smaller brother the Ryzen Z1 will clock in at 5.00 GHz (2.70 GHz iGPU).