GPD Win Max 2: YouTuber demonstrates performance of AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, LPDDR5x RAM and OcuLink refresh
The Phawx has demonstrated the capabilities of the GPD Win Max 2 with the AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, which will likely be the APU of choice for this year's crop of gaming handhelds. Previously, The Phawx attempted to quell rumours that GPD planned to refresh an existing gaming handheld with the Ryzen 7 7840U. Subsequently, the likes of VideoCardz noticed the Win Max 2 with the Zen 4 and RDNA 3-based APU on Geekbench and Bapco, codenamed 'GPD G1619-04'.
Now, the YouTuber has revealed the revised Win Max 2 in a series of pictures on Twitter. Fundamentally, the Win Max 2 is unchanged from the original model that we reviewed last year. Hence, the device has a 10.1-inch and 1600p display, as well as a six-row keyboard and gamepad controls. However, The Phawx reports that the new Win Max 2 supports LPDDR5x-7500 RAM and an OcuLink port for eGPUs.
Additionally, The Phawx used the Win Max 2 to showcase the performance of the Ryzen 7 7840U in PS3 emulation. As the video below shows, the Radeon 780M is capable of emulating PS3 games at full speed, with 60 FPS gameplay possible in the likes of God of War 3. The same is often the case with Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time, although the Radeon 780M experiences some drops into 40 FPS territory.
Better still, the Radeon 780M delivers nearly twice the performance of the Radeon 680M in Red Dead Redemption, taking it from an unplayable state to one at approximately 30 FPS. Currently, GPD hopes to offer the Win Max 2 with the Ryzen 7 7840U, starting next month. Moreover, there will be a Ryzen 5 7640U version, but not until July. Pricing is unknown at this stage though, as are shipment dates for both models.