ASUS ROG Ally Destiny 2 settings & performance: how does it run?

We discuss whether you can play Destiny 2 on the ASUS ROG Ally, the likely performance you’ll get, plus the ideal settings to run the game

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If you’re thinking of buying an ASUS ROG Ally but aren’t sure how well it will run your favorite game, below is all the info you need to know about the best ASUS ROG Ally Destiny 2 settings to play the game on and what sort of performance they’re likely to generate.

The ASUS ROG Ally entered the scene as a fresh contender in the realm of premium handheld gaming, to take on the big dog: the Valve Steam Deck. As with the Steam Deck, the Ally boasts extensive game compatibility, offering support for a wide range of titles from various sources such as Steam, Blizzard, and more. If it’s a game compatible with Windows 10 or Windows 11, the ROG Ally has a strong likelihood of being able to run it, though the performance level ultimately depends on the specific demands of each game.

ASUS ROG Ally Destiny 2 performance & ideal settings

The ASUS ROG Ally meets the Destiny 2 minimum system requirements with ease, with its 16GB of RAM (Destiny 2 demands 6GB as a minimum) plus Ryzen Extreme Z1 CPU/APU performing both normal processing and graphical duties above that of the minimum requirements. So you can definitely play Destiny 2 on the ROG ALly, but how well?

A few people have now benchmarked Destiny 2’s performance on the ROG Ally. Using 1 Up Nerdcore’s results we can see that if you set the resolution to 720p, turn the settings to low, switch on RSR, and ensure that the TDP boost is enabled to 25W in the Armory Crate software, you can expect an average FPS of around 44 during heavy combat situations, which is respectable for a handheld although it might not be what a desktop PC gamer would find satisfactory. FPS does increase in the less hectic moments to closer to the 60FPS mark, though this is when it matters less in terms of the impact on gameplay.

The above settings are definitely the ones that we recommend to use. Turning up the resolution graphical settings further is possible but not advisable due to the increased drop in frames – you can expect an average FPS of around 38 at 1080p in the same busy combat situations. Generally upping the resolution on such a small screen device isn’t really necessary in our opinion. Additionally, the visual benefits of increasing the graphical presets are less pronounced on a smaller screen. Ensuring RSR is enabled gives you a bit of a performance boost, even if it’s not massive, so we’d definitely keep it on.

It’s possible that further slight performance improvements will come in the future as ASUS tweaks the ROG Ally’s software/firmware, but these are unlikely to be massive changes. Until then – this is what you can get!

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