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GPD Win Max 2 revealed as a potential Steam Deck competitor thanks to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U APU

The GPD Win Max 2 will be available in AMD and Intel flavours. (Image source: GPD)
The GPD Win Max 2 will be available in AMD and Intel flavours. (Image source: GPD)
GPD has unveiled the Win Max 2, a large gaming handheld with a built-in keyboard. Not only will GPD sell the Win Max 2 with the Intel Core i7-1280P, but it will also be available with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U that has the Radeon 680M. The Win Max 2 has a 2.5K display and LPDDR5 RAM too.

GPD has revealed more details about the Win Max 2, which we first reported on yesterday. As expected, GPD will sell the Win Max 2 with the Core i7-1280P, a 28 W processor from Intel's Alder Lake family. However, GPD will also offer the Win Max 2 with the Ryzen 7 6800U, AMD's equivalent laptop APU.

The Ryzen 7 6800U contains the Radeon 680M, an integrated GPU based on AMD's RDNA 2 architecture. For reference, the Radeon 680M has 12 Compute Units (CUs), equivalent to 768 shaders. Additionally, the Radeon 680M can run at 2.4 GHz and should be significantly faster than the Radeon RX Vega 8 found in Ryzen 5000 APUs. Ultimately, the Ryzen 7 6800U is the closest that this generation of Windows gaming handhelds will come to the custom APU in the Steam Deck.

(Image source: GPD)
(Image source: GPD)

Separately, the Win Max 2 has LPDDR5 RAM and M.2 2280 storage, plus an M.2 2230 slot for a second drive or an LTE modem. Incidentally, the Win Max 2 has a 10.1-inch display powered by a 65 Wh battery, too. Apparently, GPD has equipped the Win Max 2 with a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel panel, although the company will set it to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels by default.

Thankfully, the company has now shared marketing images, confirming the device's ports, keyboard layout and game controls. The Win Max 2 even has a fingerprint scanner that GPD has placed on the device's front panel. Unfortunately, GPD has not confirmed when it will begin selling the Win Max 2, nor for how much. 

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-29 (Update: 2022-03-29)