With the Steam Deck, many players quickly began searching for emulators to play console games both new and old on the handheld. With the ROG Ally coming up, people are already exploring its emulation capabilities and so far, the results look promising.
ETA Prime has uploaded a new YouTube video this week showcasing Asus's handheld running many emulators, targeting everything from the Xbox 360 and PS3 to the Switch, PSP, 3DS, PS2, Wii U and original Xbox.
In general, the console showed decent performance across the board. All games tested ran at 30FPS or above without using the console's highest performance setting (Turbo mode). For many titles, mainly those from older consoles and 3DS, the CPU doesn't need to consume more than 15W (Performance mode) to offer a smooth gaming experience. However, there were games such as God Of War 3 for PS3 where enabling Turbo mode was worth it, as it would allow you to play it at around 60FPS.
The Asus ROG Ally is now available for pre-order for £599 for the Z1 model and £699 for the Z1 Extreme variant. The official release date is June 13th.
KitGuru says: Are you planning on getting an Asus ROG Ally? What would you use it for? Is emulation performance something that you consider important for a Windows handheld console?