The GPD Win 3 brings an Intel Core i7 Tiger Lake processor to a Nintendo Switch form factor
GPD has a new machine in development, and it is based on Intel's new Tiger Lake platform. According to Liliputing, GPD has called it the Win 3, making it the successor of the device that received almost US$3 million in funding on Indiegogo in 2018. However, the GPD Win 3 is closer in shape to the Nintendo Switch Lite than it is the GPD Win 2. GPD has moved the gaming buttons to the sides on the Win 3, which should improve ergonomics.
The Win 3 has a 5.5-inch display that GPD has protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. While the display will supposedly cover up to 84% of the NTSC colour space, it only has a pixel density of 268 PPI and a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. On the other hand, it hides the device's keyboard, which can be used by pushing the 5.5-inch panel upwards.
Powering the Win 3 is a Core i7-1165G7, a 28 W processor that features four cores and eight threads. The Core i7-1165G7 also integrates an Iris Xe Graphics G7 with 96 Execution Units (EUs), the most powerful iGPU that Intel currently sells. The Iris Xe Graphics G7 offers up to 1.69 TFLOPs (FP32), which should see the GPD Win 3 through most triple-A titles at 720p.
The little machine also has 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM running at 4,266 MHz and a PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, along with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Another trick up the sleeve of the Win 3 is its Thunderbolt 4, which opens the device up to being used with an external GPU enclosure.
Liliputing states that GPD will bring the Win 3 to Indiegogo in January 2021. Delivery to backers is also scheduled for April or May 2021, but GPD is yet to disclose how much the Win 3 will cost. Based on the prices of its other machines, we suspect that the Win 3 will retail for at least US$800.