Modders upgrade ASUS’ ROG Ally with 32GB of LPDDR5X-7500 memory

More and faster memory – Modders upgrade ASUS’ ROG Ally with 32GB of LPDDR5X-7500 memory

SlickBuys Mods and Repairs have created the world’s first 32GB ROG Ally. They have given ASUS’ ROG Ally handheld a memory upgrade that both delivers a capacity upgrade and a speed upgrade. Standard ROG Ally models feature 16GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory. This ROG Ally has 32GB of LPDDR5X-7500 memory.

Similar mods have been successfully made to Valve’s Steam Deck handheld. That said, these mods don’t typically enable both a capacity and a performance upgrade. With LPDDR5X-7500 memory, ASUS’ ROG Ally now has access to around 17% more memory bandwidth. This delivers notable performance improvements in games.

One of the key upgrades of Valve’s Steam Deck OLED is its move to faster LPDDR5 memory. With their new model, Valve cranked up their memory speeds from LPDDR5-5500 to LPDDR5-6400. This is a 16.3% increase in bandwidth, and it has a notable impact on the Steam Deck OLED’s game performance. The same will be true for modded LPDDR5X-7500 ROG Ally handhelds.

Most modern PC gaming handhelds use integrated graphics solutions. This means that memory bandwidth has to be shared between both the user’s CPU and integrated GPU. Since the LPDDR5/LPDDR5X memory on these handhelds has to feed both processors, these handhelds are often limited by their memory performance. This is why memory upgrades for these handhelds are desirable.

Modding an ROG Ally with more, and faster, memory is a difficult task. Doing so requires great soldering skills, electronics disssembly skils, and BIOS modding skills. This mod is not for the faint of heart.

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