The Nintendo Switch is certainly a great gaming console with several benefits. Among the main ones is the possibility to take her on trips and play the third Sorcerer, for example on a plane. But the hardware is aging fast and the Nvidia Tegra chipset simply can’t handle the latest titles. And if so, the image quality must be reduced rapidly. That’s why it could be an ideal choice for many users GPD Win 3.
It is a handheld console / computer running Windows 10. This means that you can play all the games on the PC. The dominant feature of this facility is 5.5 ″ LCD panel with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, a maximum brightness of 400 rivets and Gorilla Glass 5. The resolution is therefore exactly the same as in the case of the Nintendo Switch. Below the display there is a slider touch keyboard with haptic response and white backlight.
Heavy Gaming on the GPD Win 3
It’s ticking under the hood latest generation Intel Tiger Lake processors. There will be two variants to choose from with the Intel Core i7 and one with the Intel Core i5. In any case, 16 GB LPDDR4x RAM at 4266 MHz helps. On the indiegogo website, the company claims that the processors outperform the desktop i9-10900K in single-core performance. The Intel Iris Xe Graphics graphics chip, which is, will definitely not be ashamed more powerful than the Nvidia GeForce MX350, which is not bad at all for such a small device. In addition, GPD has well-designed cooling with two heat pipes for efficient heat dissipation. It is ready for games here 512 or 1 TB SSD.
GPD Win 3 performance in individual titles:
All tested games run in a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and on a version with a Core i7 processor. Unfortunately, we do not know the details. You can view the performance in all tested games on the indiegogo website.
- Mafia: Definitive Edition – 54 FPS
- Doom Eternal – 73 FPS
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – 58 FPS
- CoD: Modern Warfare – 58 FPS
- GTA V – 84 FPS
- Sorcerer 3: Wild Hunt – 76 FPS
On the sides there are panels, on which, in addition to analogues, there are also arrows, buttons Y, X, A, B and triggers. Of course, there is support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and there are also several USB ports or Thunderbolt 4. For quick unlocking, there is also a fingerprint reader on the right side.
GPD WIN 3 run Cyberpunk2077 720P
For devices like GPD Win 3, in addition to performance and connectivity, battery life is also key. If you want to squeeze the maximum out of the console, you get to last 2-3 hours. In the case of less demanding games, then 6-8 hours and if you use it for office work and the Internet, you will get up to 11 hours. Thanks to 65 W PD charging, the GPD Win 3 is charged from 0 to 100% in about an hour and a half.
As for the prices, they are so far only listed for those who have contributed to crownfounding. It can therefore be expected that when the equipment is on sale, prices will be slightly higher. Anyway, the highest version is now coming out with the Intel Core i7 1165G7 on $ 899, which is about 19,000 crowns without tax. The Intel Core i5 1135G7 variant costs $ 100 less.