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GPD Win Max delivers praiseworthy FPS rates in thorough gaming test: Up to 55 FPS in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and 57 FPS for Borderlands 3

The GPD Win Max is being marketed as the "world's smallest handheld gaming laptop". (Image source: @softwincn)
The GPD Win Max is being marketed as the "world's smallest handheld gaming laptop". (Image source: @softwincn)
GPD has put its Win Max handheld computer through extensive testing in regard to its gaming capabilities. The company has measured FPS rates for numerous games and has come up with some great results that should attract plenty of customers. All the upper figures recorded were over 30 FPS, but some titles delivered unplayable lower rates for the GPD Win Max.
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The GPD Win Max has been through a thorough bout of games FPS testing. The handheld console could rely on its i5-1035G7 SoC for performance, while 16 GB of LPDDR4 RAM @3733 MHz and a 512 GB NVMe SSD were also part of the setup. The games were tested with the Win Max utilizing a 1280x800 display resolution with Windows 10 Home as the OS.

You can see the full list of results in the image below, but there are some standouts to be commented on. Recent smash hits such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Borderlands 3 are definitely playable at 47-55 FPS and 45-57 FPS, respectively. Battle royale fans are also catered for: Fortnite 2 46-74 FPS, Apex Legends 42-67 FPS, PUBG 68-95 FPS. Older titles generally didn't cause any issues for the GPD Win Max either, with an incredible 128-195 FPS rate measured for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and 92-105 FPS for BioShock Infinite.

However, not every game presented an ideal performance on the 8-inch Win Max, which has to rely on a quad-core chip with an iGPU for processing graphics. Even when considering the small display and 800p screen resolution, these titles still labored on the handheld computer: Devil May Cry 5 18-35 FPS, Rise of the Tomb Raider 29-34 FPS, and Gears 5 29-41 FPS. Battlefield V’s lower figure on the GPD Win Max was 27 FPS, but it was also measured at a healthy 56 FPS rate.

GPD states that the higher rates were achieved by “further tweaking”, with the games being played in default graphics settings. Considering the size of the Win Max, the components, and the very limited space for a cooling solution, the FPS results are promising and should please gamers looking for a handheld computer that they can also work on. Now it just depends on what the final price is going to be for the GPD Win Max.

GPD Win Max FPS results. (Image source: @softwincn)
GPD Win Max FPS results. (Image source: @softwincn)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03-18 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.