GPD WIN MAX 2021 AMD Review

GPD WIN MAX 2021 AMD REVIEW
GPD Win Max 2021 AMD Review
4.8
  • Build Quality
    (5)
  • Overall Performance
    (5)
  • Gaming Performance
    (4.5)
  • Portability
    (4.5)

Summary

The next generation of Windows gaming handheld PC’s have arrived!

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

CPUAMD Ryzen 7 4800U
CORES / THREADS8 / 16
MAX FREQUENCY4.20 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon Graphics with 8 cores running up to 1750 MHz
RAM16GB LPDDR4x @ 4266Mhz – Dual Channel
STORAGE1TB, Replaceable (Single-side) NVMe PCIe Gen 4.0
CONNECTIVITYWiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2
BATTERY57Wh, 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 NOISE61db under full load in average office noise conditions with the meter microphone around 2 inches from the fan exhaust.
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Technical Specifications

System Benchmarks

By default, the GPD WIN MAX 2021 AMD model has a TDP of 16W. For these benchmarks we have changed the TDP to 20W to keep it in line with our other handheld tests which were using 20W TDP.

PassMark

PassMark stress tests the CPU, GPU, RAM and Storage to the max for their peak artificial tests. 

GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Benchmark
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD Benchmark

The Win MAX 2021 AMD model scores 4 thousand 8 hundred and 40

PCMark

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.

PCMark benchmark result

The Win MAX 2021 AMD model scores 5 thousand 2 hundred and 90

3DMark

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.

3DMark benchmark results for the Win MAX 2021 AMD
3DMark benchmark results for the Win MAX 2021 AMD

The 2021 AMD model scores 1 thousand 3 hundred and 72.

Games Benchmarks

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.

Forza 4 benchmark results
Forza 4 benchmark results

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.

Street Fighter V benchmark results
Street Fighter V benchmark results

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.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest settings scores
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Lowest settings scores

And on the Highest graphics settings it scores 28 frames per second.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Highest settings scores
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Highest settings scores

Benchmark Summary

A quick recap of the GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD models scores.

PASSMARK4840
PCMARK5290
3DMARK1372
FORZA HORIZON 445 FPS
STREET FIGHTER V30.4 FPS
FINAL FANTASY XIV3283
SHADOW OF THE TOMB RAIDERLowest Default Settings: 57 FPS
Highest Default Settings 28 FPS
GPD Win MAX 2021 AMD model benchmark summary

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
4800U
AYA NEO 2021 Pro
4800U
ONEXPLAYER AMD 4800uONEXPLAYER AMD 5700u
PASSMARK4840505449904980
PCMARK5290534352495183
3DMARK1372140413231367
FORZA HORIZON 445 FPS47 FPS44 FPS45 FPS
STREET FIGHTER V30.3 FPS32.5 FPS30.2 FPS32.2 FPS
FINAL FANTASYS XIV3283337231883261
GPD Win MAX 2021 vs AYA NEO 2021 PRO vs ONEXPLAYER AMD

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.

DaveC
Bringer of videos, text and images! AKA the social media guy at DroiX. Massive retro gaming fan and collector, with a far too large collection of consoles and computers from 1970's to modern.

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