GPD unveils Win 4 (2023) gaming console featuring 6 inch screen and AMD Ryzen 7840U/7640U Phoenix APUs

Published: Jun 28th 2023, 10:14 GMT   Comments

AMD Phoenix in another gaming console

GPD Win 4 is getting a second refresh this year.

The company launched a Ryzen 7 6800U version just a couple of months ago (March), but the same platform is compatible with the newer AMD APUs based on an entirely different architecture.

The updated model features either Ryzen 7 7840U or Ryzen 5 7640U APUs. The latter option is actually not a very common choice among gaming console markers, despite still featuring a lot of horsepower. The closest we got was the ASUS ROG Ally with Ryzen Z1 non-Extreme chip, which is most likely based on a similar APU but with less GPU cores and custom power profiles.

The Ryzen 7000 upgrade means that the Zen3+/RDNA2 APU has been replaced with a Zen4/RDNA3 combo. This guarantees higher performance and better power efficiency. The 7840U option enables 8 cores and 16 threads up to 5.1 GHz, while 7640U has 6 cores and 12 threads enabled boosting up to 4.9 GHz. The CPU core count goes in-line with the integrated GPU changes, as the 8-core model features full 12 CU @ 2.7 GHz spec and 7640U should have 8 CU up to 2.6 GHz. Interestingly, that’s still twice as many GPU cores as the cheaper ROG Ally, which is to come out later this year.

Win 4 2023 console, Source: GPD

According to official specs, the 2023 model will feature more memory options, including a 64GB variant. But more importantly, the memory speed has been updated to LPDDR5x-7500 standard, an upgrade over 6400 MT/s on the early 2023 model. Finally, GPD will also offer a 4TB storage option.

Going further into specs, we learn that the screen size and resolution has not changed. The updated console has the same chassis with identical dimensions and weight. It really does appear that the only changes were introduced to the APU/memory/storage options.

Win 4 2023 console, Source: GPD

The GPD Win 4 2023 heavily reassembles the Sony PSP handheld platform, which sported 4.3-inch screen (same size as the first iPhone). Now the standards have changed and the smallest screen size on a handheld is 6 inches (6.2 in on Nintendo Switch), but the most interesting feature of this console is not the size of the screen but a full physical keyboard hidden underneath the screen.

According to GPD, the 2023 model will be released in August this year, which means 5 months between 6800U and 7840U consoles. Pricing has not yet been confirmed.

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzGPD Win 4 2023
Ryzen 7000
GPD Win 4 2023
Ryzen 6000
ASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen3+ & RDNA2AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen 7 7840U1
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen 5 7640U2
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
Ryzen 7 6800U
8C/16T up to 4.7 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Van Gogh
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
SoC GPURadeon 780M1 
12 CU up to 2.7 GHz
Radeon 760M2
8 CU up to 2.6 GHz
Radeon 680M
12 CU up to 2.2 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz
4CU @ 2.5 GHz
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
SoC TDP15-30Wup to 28W9-30W4-15W
External GPUOculink eGPU supportOculink eGPU supportROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officially
Memory Capacity641/321/16GB232/16GB16GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Memory Type LPDDR5x-7500 LPDDR5-6400
Storage Capacity4TB1/2TB1/512GB1/22TB/1TB512GB PCIe Gen4x4
256GB PCIe Gen4x4
256GB/512GB SSD
Storage TypeM.2 NVMe 2280 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4
eMMC PCIe Gen2x1
Display6″ 1920×1080, H-IPS6″ 1920×1080, H-IPS7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
Connectivity4G LTE (option), Wi-Fi AX, BT 5.24G LTE, Wi-Fi AX, BT 5.2Wi-Fi AX, BT 5.2Wi-Fi AC, BT 5
Battery45.62Wh45.62Wh40 Whr, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion40 Whr
Weight598g598g608 g669 g
Dimensions22.0 × 92 × 2.8 cm22.0 × 92 × 2.8 cm28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
OSWindows 11/SteamOSWindows 11/SteamOSWindows 11Steam OS/Win 11
Release PriceTBC$800 (16G+512GB)
$900 (16G+1TB)
$1,000 (32G+1TB)
$1,200 (32G+2TB)
$699/€799 (Z1E+16G+512GB)
$599/€699  (Z1+16G+256GB)
$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
Release DateAugust 2023March 2023Q3 2023
June 13th, 2023
February 2022

Source: GPD (new 2023 model specs), GPD (early 2023 model specs)

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