Jul 9, 2024
15w Games for ROG Ally

Best Games at 15W for ROG Ally

Let's explore why choosing 15W could enhance your gaming experience and the best 15w games for the ROG Ally.

Brady Greenbush
Brady Greenbush

When it comes to gaming, performance is the top priority.

However, for those of us using the ROG Ally, there's a compelling case for opting to play your favorite games at 15W instead of cranking up to the maximum 30W.

It’s not just about saving power—gaming at 15W can extend your battery life, keep your device cooler, and even reduce fan noise.

Which is ideal for people traveling on a plane or on a train or in the car, where you may not have easy readable access to an outlet to keep your ROG Ally charged.

Plus, for many games, the performance difference might not be that noticeable.

In some cases you may want to set a custom TDP for the ROG Ally to optimize your plugged in or unplugged gaming.

Let's dive into why choosing 15W could actually make your gaming experience better.

1 - Battery Life

Running the device at 15W will consume less power, thereby extending your battery life vs 30w.

2 - Heat Management

Operating at a lower wattage generates less heat.

This can help keep the device cooler, which may be more comfortable to hold and can potentially extend the lifespan of the internal components.

3- Noise Levels

Lower power consumption often means the fans do not need to work as hard to keep the device cool.

This can result in quieter operation, which can be beneficial if you are in a quiet environment or if you find fan noise distracting.

4 - Performance vs Efficiency

Depending on the game you are playing, the difference in performance between 15W and 30W might not be significant. For less demanding games, the performance at 15W might be perfectly adequate, and the benefits of longer battery life and lower heat/noise might outweigh the performance gains from using 30W.

Now, lets dive into games optimized for 15w gaming sessions.

Best 15w Games for ROG Ally

1 - 15w Game - Elden Ring

In the game "Elden Ring," a character, comparable to a rog ally, stands before ruins with a yellow glowing tree in the distance. The game HUD shows health, items, and a prompt to rest at the site of grace.

Elden Ring is an action role-playing game developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

It was released on February 25, 2022, and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, the mind behind the Dark Souls series.

The game's world-building and lore were co-created by George R.R. Martin, the author of the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.

The game has been widely praised for its detailed world design, challenging gameplay, and immersive atmosphere.

Elden Ring on the ROG Ally runs at 30fps on high settings at 1080p, and reducing the graphics to and resolution can bring it up to 40-60fps.

Buy Elden Ring

Buy Elden Ring's DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree

2 - 15w Game - Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 is an open-world racing game developed by Playground Games and published by Xbox Game Studios.

It was released on November 9, 2021.

Overall, Forza Horizon 5 is a fun and visually impressive racing game that lets you explore a beautiful open world while driving some of the coolest cars around.

Whether you're a hardcore racing fan or just looking for a game to casually enjoy, it has something for everyone.

Forza Horizon 5 runs great at 900p with a mix of medium and high settings to get to that 60fps.

Buy Forza Horizon 5

3 - 15w Game - Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium is a narrative-driven RPG that offers a unique and immersive experience.

Its focus on dialogue, character development, and deep storytelling sets it apart from other games, making it a must-play for fans of thought-provoking and unconventional role-playing games.

The game is a RPG but plays like a visual novel, so it doesn't matter too much about the FPS, but it looks good on high settings and you can get 40-60fps at 15w.

Buy Disco Elysium - The Final Cut

4 - 15w Game - Persona 3 Reload

Persona 3 Reload is a remake of the beloved JRPG "Persona 3," originally released by Atlus in 2006.

Featuring enhanced graphics and audio, it brings the game to modern standards with high-definition visuals and improved sound.

Staying true to the original's mechanics, it offers gameplay refinements and quality-of-life improvements.

The story follows a high school student who joins SEES to combat Shadows during the mysterious Dark Hour.

Central to the experience are the Social Links, where building relationships with characters enhances abilities and deepens the narrative.

The game features turn-based combat and the exploration of Tartarus, a tower filled with Shadows and secrets.

Persona 3 Reload aims to captivate new players and longtime fans alike with its upgraded presentation and refined gameplay.

Persona 3 Reload runs at 50-60fps at medium graphics, at 900p & 15w.

Buy Persona 3 Reload

5 - 15w Game - Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is an action RPG developed by Capcom, released for the Nintendo Switch in 2021 and later for PC.

Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, players take on the role of a hunter tasked with defending the village from rampaging monsters.

The game introduces new mechanics like the Wirebug, allowing for greater mobility and aerial attacks, and Palamutes, canine companions that aid in combat and traversal.

Players can hunt solo or join others in cooperative multiplayer to tackle increasingly challenging monsters.

Monster Hunter Rise runs excellently on the ROG Ally at 1080p with an 15W power setting, averaging well above 60 FPS throughout.

For even more battery life, you can set your in-game resolution to 900p and lower your TDP to 13W, which will still average around 60 FPS.

Buy Monster Hunter Rise

Buy Monster Hunter Rise + Sunbreak

6 - 15w Game - Celeste

Celeste is a critically acclaimed indie platformer developed by Maddy Makes Games, released in 2018.

The game follows the story of Madeline, a young woman who sets out to climb the titular Celeste Mountain.

As players navigate the mountain's challenging terrain, they help Madeline confront her inner struggles and insecurities.

Celeste is a pixelated indie game so it will run great at 15w on the ROG Ally whether you play at 900p or 1080p.

Buy Celeste

7 - 15w Game - LA Noire

LA Noire is a detective action-adventure game developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games, released in 2011.

Set in late 1940s Los Angeles, players assume the role of Cole Phelps, a World War II veteran who rises through the ranks of the LAPD.

LA Noire runs great at the capped 30 fps set by the game on the ROG Ally, you can run medium to high settings at 900p at 15w.

Buy LA Noire


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