ASUS ROG Ally Diablo 4 settings & performance: how does it run?

We discuss whether you can play Diablo 4 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 want to know how Diablo 4 runs on this new handheld before you buy it, we’ve got you covered below, and will help you find the optimum ASUS ROG Ally Diablo 4 settings for your gaming needs.

The ASUS ROG Ally is a new competitor in the high-end handheld gaming space, which was briefly dominated by the Valve Steam Deck. Much like the Steam Deck, the Ally has a potentially vast array of games that it supports, from off Steam, Blizzard, and other places – essentially if it’s a Windows 10 or Windows 11 compatible game, there’s a good chance that the ROG Ally can run it, though to what standard depends entirely upon how demanding the game is.

ASUS ROG Ally Diablo 4 performance & ideal settings

The ASUS ROG Ally essentially comes with the power of a miniature gaming PC. Although it can’t compete with the power of a full-size desktop computer for the same cost, the Ryzen Extreme Z1 CPU performs very well for such a small machine, and meets the Diablo 4 minimum requirements.

Currently, you can run the game at over 60FPS on the lower settings on the ASUS ROG Ally, though performance improvements may come in the future as ASUS further optimizes its device. Increasing the settings towards medium will work, but will hit your FPS significantly.

We’ve seen the first benchmarks of Diablo 4 on the ASUS ROG Ally courtesy of ETA Primes. The results show that you can get 1080p-like performance on low settings for an average FPS of around 75-85 when indoors. Outdoor play hits the average FPS slightly, bringing it down to a 70-80 FPS range. We say 1080p-like because this is achieved by setting the game to 720p but enabling RSR which upscales the game to 1080p, giving you better peformance. Lowering the TDP in the Armoury Crate software (to around 15W for example), will likely cause drops in performance.

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