GPD Win 4: Company pokes fun at Valve Steam Deck as more display specifications confirmed
GPD has shed more light on the Win 4, its next-generation gaming handheld. As we reported earlier this week, GPD has already confirmed that the Win 4 will utilise the Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD's premier APU for ultra-portable devices. Not only does the Win 4 feature the Radeon 680M, an iGPU with 12 Compute Units based on the RDNA 2 architecture, but it also supports eGPUs for superior graphics performance when connected to an external monitor.
Subsequently, the company has outlined that the device's 6-inch display will operate with a 368 PPI pixel density. Additionally, the panel will be capable of running at 40 Hz or 60 Hz, which could be handy if you are struggling to reach 60 FPS in certain games. Also, the display will support DC dimming. Hence, there should be no PWM-related eye strain and headaches when gaming on the Win 4 for a prolonged period. Better still, the Win 4 has a native landscape display; many gaming handhelds rely on portrait-based displays instead.
Separately, GPD has confirmed that the Win 4 measures 220 mm across and is 92 mm tall. For context, PSP Vita (PCH-2000) measures 183.6 x 85.1 mm, although it has a smaller 5-inch display. However, GPD has decided to poke fun at Valve by comparing the Win 4's dimensions to the Steam Deck. As the graphic below shows, the Win 4 is considerably smaller in all senses than the Steam Deck.
Incidentally, Cary Golomb notes that the Win 4 has a 15% larger battery than the Steam Deck, despite the gulf in size. For reference, the GPD Win 4 has a 45.62 Wh battery, compared to the 40 Wh one in the Steam Deck. While the Win 4 may have the edge in portability, we would recommend reserving judgement on the pair's relative ergonomics until independent reviews arrive.