GPD G1: Pricing and launch date announced for new Oculink eGPU solution
GPD has now announced pricing for the G1, its first eGPU. According to the company, the GPD G1 will launch alongside the Win 4 2023, pricing and availability details we have covered separately. The GPD G1 is compatible with the Win Max 2 2023 too, which GPD brought to Indiegogo two months ago.
To recap, the GPD G1 measures 225 x 111 x 29.8 mm and weighs 920 g. In part, the eGPU weighs nearly 1 kg because of its built-in 240 W PSU, as well as a small active cooling solution. Additionally, GPD has integrated the following ports, providing greater versatility than many competing eGPUs:
- 2x DisplayPort 1.4a
- 1x HDMI 2.1
- 1x Oculink (SFF-8612)
- 1x SD 4.0 card reader
- 3x USB 3.2 Type-A
- 1x USB4
GPD will only offer the G1 with the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT, a Navi 33-based GPU with 32 Compute Units (CUs), 4,096 Stream Processors, and a 2,300 MHz game clock. Moreover, AMD pairs the Navi 33 GPU with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM clocked at 18 Gbps for an effective 288 GB/s bandwidth. Apparently, the company will not offer early bird pricing. Instead, the eGPU will be available for US$655 on Indiegogo with an eventual US$795 retail price. Also, GPD will sell an M.2 to Oculink 8612 adapter card and appropriate cable for US$42, which it has designed for the Ryzen 7 6800U version of the Win Max 2. GPD will begin selling the G1 on July 17 at 02:00 UTC through Indiegogo.