GPD Win Max 2021 AMD Review
The next generation of Windows gaming handheld PC’s have arrived!
User Review( votes)
- Large 8″ IPS touch enabled display
- Backlit Keyboard is good for typing on for longer periods of time
- Gaming controls feel very comfortable
- Fast Intel or AMD processors
- Excellent for AAA Windows gaming
- Excellent for emulation with more modern systems
- Impossible to play games while the Ethernet cable is connected as the port is on the right side.
Hello and welcome to DroiX. In this video we are checking out the GPD WIN MAX 2021 AMD model with Ryzen 7 4800U processor. We will be running some system and gaming benchmarks then comparing the results to other handhelds.
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Review Video
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Unboxing
We have already unboxed and had a closer look at GPD Win MAX 2021 in our Intel model review a few months back. The box contents and device are visibly identical. If you would like to see the unboxing and overview, you can find the video and text review here.
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Technical Specifications
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 4800U|
|CORES / THREADS||8 / 16|
|MAX FREQUENCY||4.20 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon Graphics with 8 cores running up to 1750 MHz|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266Mhz – Dual Channel|
|STORAGE||1TB, Replaceable (Single-side) NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0|
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2|
|BATTERY||57Wh, 5000mAh x 3 Series|
Idle on desktop at 20W TDP: 11 hours 30 minutes
Full load running PassMark at 20W TDP: 2 hours 30 minutes
|FAN NOISE||61db under full load in average office noise conditions with the meter microphone around 2 inches from the fan exhaust.|
PassMark stress tests the CPU, GPU, RAM and Storage to the max for their peak artificial tests.
The Win MAX 2021 AMD model scores 4 thousand 8 hundred and 40
PCMark runs a series of tests for the more day to day tasks you may be performing. These can include web browsing, working with office documents and media consumption.
The Win MAX 2021 AMD model scores 5 thousand 2 hundred and 90
3DMark tests the CPU and GPU together for video performance. This is mainly for gaming but also useful for video decoding and editing for example.
The 2021 AMD model scores 1 thousand 3 hundred and 72.
Forza Horizon 4
We are running Forza Horizon 4 at 1280×720 on the Ultra graphics settings. The AMD model scores 45 frames per second average over the course of the benchmark.
Street Fighter V
For our Street Fighter V benchmark we are running at 1920×1080 on the Max graphics settings. Over the course of the first match we get an average of 30.4 frames per second.
Final Fantasy XIV
Next in our benchmarks is the Final Fantasy XIV benchmark running at 1920×1080 at High Desktop settings. The final score is 3 thousand 2 hundred and 83.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
And we finish the benchmarks with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We are running at 1280×720 and testing on the Lowest and Highest graphics to see the difference in performance.
On the Lowest graphics settings the GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD model scores 57 frames per second.
And on the Highest graphics settings it scores 28 frames per second.
A quick recap of the GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD models scores.
|FORZA HORIZON 4||45 FPS|
|STREET FIGHTER V||30.4 FPS|
|FINAL FANTASY XIV||3283|
|SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDER||Lowest Default Settings: 57 FPS|
Highest Default Settings 28 FPS
Overall they are good scores for 20W TDP, but do keep in mind that the default TDP is 16W so you would need to change this in the BIOS.
And next we can compare the results with the AYA NEO 2021 Pro and ONEXPLAYER AMD which have the same 4800U processor. And the ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700U model which is a newer processor with similar performance levels.
|GPD Win MAX 2021|
|AYA NEO 2021 Pro|
|ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800u||ONEXPLAYER AMD 5700u|
|FORZA HORIZON 4||45 FPS||47 FPS||44 FPS||45 FPS|
|STREET FIGHTER V||30.3 FPS||32.5 FPS||30.2 FPS||32.2 FPS|
|FINAL FANTASYS XIV||3283||3372||3188||3261|
The Win MAX is not far behind the Aya NEO 2021 Pro in quite a few of the benchmark results. It’s certainly higher than the ONEXPLAYER AMD models. Overall the GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD model is very competitive against the AYA Pro. And you do have the larger screen, built-in keyboard, HDMI Output, ethernet port and overall longer battery life to consider if you are torn between deciding.
Where to buy the GPD Win MAX 2021?
That wraps up our GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD review, we hope you have found it useful. You can learn more and buy your GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD here. Or if this did not take you fancy, we have a wide range of Windows gaming consoles here.