One-Netbook introduces ONEXGPU powered by AMD Navi 33 GPU
There is another handheld maker joining the race for the most interesting external GPU options.
Recently, Chinese company GPD revealed the G1, an external GPU housing the Radeon RX 7600M XT. This GPU comes equipped with both USB Type-C and Oculink connectors, enabling compatibility with existing and upcoming systems that can leverage high bandwidth for improved GPU power. Such systems are no longer limited to OneXplayer handhelds systems, even today Minisforum announced its first Mini-PC with OCulink. Clearly there is increasing interest in this technology over limited USB4 and Thunderbolt connections.
Today, a new external GPU was announced called ONEXPU. It is powered by the same Navi 33 GPU and Radeon RX 7600M XT SKU to be specific. OneXplayer’s strategy for this system involves reducing the size of the GPU while introducing an additional feature not present in the GPD device for expanded storage.
The ONEXGPU, an external graphics processing unit, harnesses the power of the Radeon RX 7600M XT processor in a 120W configuration, complemented by 8GB of GDDR6 memory. While these specifications may not be classified as high-end, they still outperform handheld integrated graphics restricted to 12 RDNA3 Compute Units, given the discrete RX 7600M XT’s 32 CUs.
A recently unveiled sneak peek video from the company highlights additional features of the system. It will incorporate an integrated M.2 2280 slot operating on PCIe Gen2x4 specifications. The device boasts four USB Type-A connectors, two DisplayPorts, two HDMI ports, USB4, and a seemingly present Oculink connector (circled below). This connector will ensure high-speed (63 Gbps) connections with compatible devices, contributing to improved GPU performance.
However, details regarding product size and weight remain unconfirmed, but it seems that ONEXGPU will be smaller than GPD G1. It’s worth mentioning that, despite the system’s small form factor, the size of the power supply has not been disclosed. However, the ONEXGPU emerges as a contender against the G1, especially if it offers a more cost-effective solution. As of now, the G1 is priced at approximately $668.
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