GPD WIN 4 Launched with Ryzen 7 6800U - Everything You Need to Know Before Buy


The new GPD Win 4 was announced and it brings interesting specifications regarding the processor and storage. It is worth remembering that the item is the successor to the Win 3 model, released in the year 2020 . The device will hit the market running Windows and will even have support for 4G networks, in addition to a Wi-Fi connection. In general, the product has a look reminiscent of PSP and PS Vita notebooks. But the big difference in this regard is in the screen, which slides up so that the user has access to the keyboard of the device. In fact, this is already a feature of the manufacturer, which always adds the component to the products of this line.

The laptop will also arrive with two USB ports, one at the bottom and one at the top of the device. In addition, it has the full arsenal of buttons you would have on a controller, such as the directional pads and action buttons, as well as the upper L and R, as well as the triggers. In short, it is quite different from what you see in the model of another line of the brand, which runs Android and is inspired by the design of the Nintendo Switch.

Let’s find out the Everything You Need to Know Before Buy the latest Handheld Gaming PC from GPD.


Release Date

December 2022

Operating System

Windows 11 Home / SteamOS 3.0 Compatible


6″ 16:9 @ 1920×1080 (368 PPI) ; H-IPS w/ Corning Gorilla Glass 5


AMD Ryzen 7 – 6800U (8 Cores/16 Threads) ; Up to 4.70Ghz | ZEN3+

Graphics Card

AMD Radeon 680M iGPU | 12 Cuda Cores @ Up to 2.2Ghz

Storage (ROM)

1TB/2TB PCI-E 4.0 NVMe 22*80 Single-Sided SSD

Memory (RAM)

16GB/32GB LPDDR5 Quad-Channel @ 6400MT/s


Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax | Bluetooth: 5.0 | 4G LTE SIM


1x USB 4 Type-C (eGPU Compatible) ; 1x USB 3.2 Type-A

Storage Expansion

Micro SD (SDXC) UHS-I ; Up to 2TB


QWERTY Slide-up Keyboard, Adjustable Backlit


Optical Trackpoint


2x ALPS 3D Joysticks (L3+R3 Compatible)

Shoulder Buttons

L1/R1 – Backlit | L2/R2 – Analogue

Gaming Buttons

XBOX/PlayStation Indicators Buttons




6-axis design: 3-axis gravity sensing, 3-axis gyroscope


1x Lithium Polymer Battery @ 45.62Wh


220m x 92mm x 28mm / 8.6in x 3.6in x 1.1in


570g / 1.25lb

Design & Display

Both ends of the fuselage draw on the PSP arc design, and the force is more dispersed when holding it, which is ergonomic, full of filling, and more comfortable. The gripping part has a protruding design, with a unique anti-skid pattern, which increases the friction surface and prevents the hand from slipping and falling off. The body is still made of LG-DOW 121H aviation-grade ABS synthetic resin, with a Rockwell hardness of 109R and a bending strength of 26000kg/cm2. Matte spray, full body dark or pure white, no glare, rich texture.

GPD WIN 4 uses a 6-inch eye-protection screen with a native horizontal screen, so you don't need to worry about the vertical screen problem when playing old games. 1920×1080 resolution, down to 1280×720 resolution, 16:9 golden ratio, 368PPI, support 60Hz and 40Hz refresh rates. 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass, DC dimming without flickering. Inheriting the sliding cover design of WIN 3, but with larger screen, narrower frame and wider field of vision.

Interface and Function Keys Description


1. USB A

2. Air outlet

3. Headphone/Microphone 2 in 1

4. R1/R2

5. Left joystick

6. D-Pad key

7. Fingerprint unlock

8. Lanyard hole

9. Left speaker

10. Select key

11, 6 inch screen

12. Type C

13. Microphone port

14. Start button

15. Xbox key

16. Type-C (USB4)

17. 4G module fixed card slot

18. Volume + / -

19. Power button

20. L1/L2

21. Customize back keys

22. MicroSD card slot

23. "Handle/Mouse" toggle switch

24. Air inlet

25. BIOS reset key

26. ABXY keys

27. Running indicator

28. Charging indicator

29. Right joystick

30. Optical Finger Mouse

31. Right speaker

Docking Station + Stand + Cradle Charger

GPD WIN 4 also supports the smart base of WIN 3, only need to replace a bezel to match the back clip module. It not only supports cradle charging, but also provides a docking station on the back, a large number of rich interfaces, charging, Internet access, and external monitors, all in one step.

Interface Description:

3 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type A ports, 10Gbps rate

1 × USB 3.2 Gen2 Type C port, 10Gbps rate

1 × HDMI 2.0b port, output resolution 3840 × 2160, 60Hz

1 × RJ45 port, 1Gbps rate

It can not only play games, but also work code words, carry it with you, and be on call. It is a high-performance host, handheld and productivity tool, comparable to the current mainstream PC.

USB4 interface, 40Gbps Bandwidth

USB4 natively supports Thunderbolt 3 protocol, and the maximum transfer rate supported for each connected device is increased to 32Gbps (4GB/s). With an external graphics dock*, just like playing console games, you can play the latest AAA game masterpieces, the frame rate is greatly improved, and the game is smoother.

“WIN 4 recommends Nvidia RTX10, 20, 30 series graphics cards, but not AMD Radeon RX 6XXX series and Intel ARC Axxx series graphics cards. AMD Radeon RX 6XXX series graphics cards have problems with the compatibility of Thunderbolt 3 protocol, and need to wait for AMD to officially update the driver”

Dual Type-C Port

WIN 3 has only one Type-C port, which is criticized by users, but GPD WIN 4 adopts dual Type-C port design (one of which is USB4), which can be charged while connecting to an external monitor!

4G LTE Module Support

In order to play games anytime and anywhere, WIN 4 adds a 4G LTE module, which is a back clip module that supports 4G TD-LTE, FDD-LTE and 3G CDMA networks, and supports Nano-SIM cards. It is not standard, it is an optional module, no need to disassemble it, just clip it on the back of the fuselage when needed! In the future, WIN 4 may also provide a back clip module that supports M.2 2230 / 2242 SSD, making it more convenient to expand storage space.


AMD Ryzen 7 6800U Processor

Support Windows 10/11 and SteamOS

So far, WIN 4 is the world's smallest AMD APU handheld, but the 6800U is powerful, far exceeding Steam Deck's custom APU. WIN 4 inherits the sliding cover design of WIN 3, with physical buttons, supports Windows 10 / 11 and SteamOS (Valve provides system adaptation)

  • Single-core and multi-core performance scores are Geekbench 5 benchmarks.
  • Core performance scores are Vulkan benchmarks on Geekbench 5.
  • The external graphics dock can increase the game frame rate under extremely high image quality, make the game smoother, and even enable the unique light chasing effect.
  • Dual system means that in addition to Windows 10 /11, it also supports SteamOS (system adaptation provided by Valve). But WIN 4 is not limited to dual systems, it can also be multiple systems, and some systems may lack driver support.

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, 6nm process technology, 16MB L3 cache, 8 cores / 16 threads, maximum turbo frequency 4.7GHz. The new RDNA2 architecture AMD Radeon 680M core display, 12CU, 768 stream processors, compared with the RDNA1 architecture, the acceleration frequency can be increased by 30% at the same energy consumption level, and the performance per watt is increased by up to 54%.

AMD Radeon 680M eGPU

Performance Comparison

Due to the 4-channel LPDDR5-6400 MT/s memory, the memory bandwidth is simultaneously improved, and the core display performance is nearly 3 times higher than the previous generation Radeon Vega 8! Half-precision (FP16) floating-point performance even surpasses NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, single-precision (FP32) floating-point performance exceeds NVIDIA GeForce MX550, and supports DirectX 12 Ultimate.

Support Playnite Open Source

Playnite is an open source game front-end, perfectly supported by WIN 4, multi-language interface is optional, and supports Simplified Chinese. Integrate 23 classic theme desktops, switch freely.

The resources of game platforms such as Steam, Epic, Uplay, etc., can be imported and managed by Playnite in a unified manner, supporting 14 mainstream game platform data sources, integrating with 28 game libraries, and supporting simulator game libraries.

AAA Games Runs Up To 45~60fps

  • Test environment: AMD Ryzen 7 6800U / 16GB LPDDR5-6400 MT/s / 1TB NVMe SSD / 1920×1080 resolution / Windows 11 Home 64bit
  • FSR Quality: Indicates that the game is running with FSR technology turned on

16GB / 32GB - 4 Channel Memory Slots

GPD WIN 4 adopts 32-bit 4-channel LPDDR5-6400 MT/s memory, optional 16GB / 32GB two kinds of capacity, the capacity that can be allocated to the video memory is more abundant, no longer need to worry about the problem of game memory overflow, and the game is smoother.

1TB / 2TB M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD

AMD Ryzen 7 6800U supports PCIe Gen4 specification, doubles the bandwidth, perfectly supports PCIe Gen4×4 2280 SSD, and is backward compatible with PCIe Gen3×4 2280 SSD. The theoretical throughput limit reaches 7.877GB/s, and the read and write speed is faster. The official standard 1TB / 2TB 2280 SSD (PCIe Gen3×4) is optional, and there is no capacity limit for expansion.

Exclusive TDP Adjustment Tool

"MotionAssistant" is specially developed for GPD series handhelds. There are many optimization tools, such as TDP adjustment by 1W step, GPU frequency lock, given preset power consumption, shortcut keys to switch to the foreground, superimposed on the game screen, custom Back key mapping shortcut keys, changing settings without calling out the somatosensory assistant, etc., is more refined than SteamOS. The "Power Control Panel" tool developed by overseas users can adjust various parameters more intuitively.

  • MotionAssistant and Power Control Panel tools are developed by third-party enthusiastic users, and the copyright belongs to the original author.
  • The above optimization tools, with the consent of the original author, will be selectively integrated into the official firmware, and the GPD official website will also provide downloads.

Heat Dissipation - Compared with GPD WIN 3

Although the fuselage is small, WIN 4 never compromises on power consumption, and the internal heat dissipation is greatly improved. The cooling module adopts a larger turbo fan than WIN 3, which increases the air volume by 34%, the cross section of the heat sink by 22%, and the thickness of the dual heat pipes by 50%. , the thermal conductivity has increased by 50%, and the overall heat dissipation efficiency has increased by 35% compared with WIN 3.

In the BIOS, the fan is adjusted in PWM mode. When the internal temperature is lower than 40°C, the fan will only turn on 20% of the speed. When the temperature is higher than 40°C, the fan will accelerate with PWM increments of 2% each time, with a maximum of 100%. Combined with the top high-speed fan , the heat inside the machine is quickly discharged. Measured, 18W TDP is silent, 28W TDP noise is lower than WIN 3.

Programmable Keys, Trigger Buttons, 3D Joystick and other Features

When gaming, the top cover is usually not slid open. But sometimes, you need to press the Esc key to return to the game settings interface, which is a hassle every time you slide the lid. To this end, we added 2 customizable physical buttons on the back of WIN 4 to easily customize the key combination and interval time.

The L1 / R1 trigger button of WIN 4 has added LED ambient light, colorful dazzling light effect, the light can be changed, and the multi-mode light effect can be selected. You can also turn off the lighting effect at any time.

The most popular game for players is nothing more than "car, gun, ball". WIN 4 continues the linear analog trigger button of WIN 3, with a tilt angle of 27 degrees, which can generate 256 (0~255) kinds of state changes, and convert the acquired acceleration value into digital commands. If you are an old driver, use WIN 4 to experience the racing game, the smoothness will have a qualitative change, the racing car will gradually accelerate, and the shooting will kill instantly, just like the real throttle and gun trigger!

The most popular game for players is nothing more than "car, gun, ball". WIN 4 continues the linear analog trigger button of WIN 3, with a tilt angle of 27 degrees, which can generate 256 (0~255) kinds of state changes, and convert the acquired acceleration value into digital commands. If you are an old driver, use WIN 4 to experience the racing game, the smoothness will have a qualitative change, the racing car will gradually accelerate, and the shooting will kill instantly, just like the real throttle and gun trigger!

WIN 4 is changed to a dual-vibration large motor, and the strong and weak vibrations are adjustable, which improves the vibration experience. Shooting games, you can feel the recoil of the gun, and when you start the engine, you can feel the whole machine trembling. Its abnormal-level vibration effect, with a fine-grained vibration feel, makes you more immersed in the game. You can also turn it off if you don't like vibration.

The built-in 6-axis gyroscope positioning can convert somatosensory movements into various handle key values. Human movements can determine the direction of the car, deeply experience the fun of somatosensory control, and the gameplay is more diverse! The exclusive optimization tool "MotionAssistant" can not only simulate the Xbox360 joystick, but also simulate the PS4 native somatosensory!

GPD WIN 4 returns to the traditional physical keyboard, with dome buttons and "QWERTY" full keyboard layout. When the screen is slid open, the white backlight is on, and the keyboard controls the strength, weakness, and closure of the backlight.

AAC Super Linear Dual Speaker

In terms of audio, WIN 4 inherits the excellent design of the previous generation, adopts high PSRR intelligent power amplifier, higher energy efficiency and lower noise. At the same time, the German AAC top-level stereo super-linear speaker is retained. The sound cavity is matched with Bass material, which is equivalent to the large sound cavity design of 0.9cc. The double coil drives the diaphragm. While balancing the force of the diaphragm, the double amplitude is enhanced, and the sound is super loud!

Optical Finger Mouse

In order to avoid frequent switching of the "handle/mouse" switch, the same optical finger mouse as Pocket 2 has been added to the lower right corner of the fuselage, which supports pressing down for confirmation.

Now, even in the handle state, you can control the desktop at will, making games and office work more handy. Summarized as follows:

  1. WIN 4 integrates three pointing devices: "joystick analog mouse", "optical finger mouse" and "touch screen".
  2. WIN 4 realizes 4 pointing input methods of "keyboard", "joystick simulation mouse", "optical finger mouse" and "touch screen".

Fingerprint to unlock

If you leave temporarily, the screen is locked, and you have to slide the cover to enter the password every time, which is very troublesome. WIN 4 retains the fingerprint unlock function in the lower left corner, and the system can be unlocked with one finger and one key!

Features Summery

  • The world's smallest 6800U handheld, slide design, Win11 system, support Steam OS;
  • The arc design at both ends, the force is more dispersed, the grip center is protruding design, the palm is full of filling feeling, and the hand feel is more comfortable;
  • 6-inch eye protection screen, native horizontal screen, slide design, 1080P resolution, 368PPI, H-IPS technology, 5th generation Corning Gorilla Glass, DC dimming without flickering, supports 60Hz and 40Hz refresh rates;
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor, 28W TDP, 35W is still under pressure, GPD never compromises on heat dissipation and power consumption;
  • AMD Radeon 680M core graphics compared to independent graphics, floating-point performance approaching NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060;
  • 4-channel LPDDR5-6400 MT/s memory, 16GB / 32GB optional, no need to worry about memory overflow when gaming;
  • Optional 1TB / 2TB M.2 NVMe 2280 SSD, large storage space, unlimited expansion;
  • ALPS original dual 3D large joystick, return to the traditional dislocation layout, comparable to Japan's top Shimizu and Sanwa joysticks;
  • The L1 / R1 trigger button adds ambient light, colorful glare effect, variable light color, and multiple modes of light effects are optional;
  • L2 / R2 is a linear analog trigger button, the car gradually accelerates, and the shooting is instantly full, just like the real throttle and gun trigger;
  • The handle has dual vibration large motors, and the vibration is strong, weak, and adjustable;
  • 2 customizable physical back keys, mappable and programmable;
  • 6-axis gyroscope positioning, somatosensory games can be played at will;
  • Hidden white backlit physical keyboard, dome button, backlight intensity, weak, off adjustable;
  • Add an optical finger mouse, 3 pointing devices, and 4 pointing methods, making games and office work more handy;
  • No need to slide the cover to enter the password, one-key fingerprint unlocking;
  • PC-level large turbo fan, thickened dual heat pipes for heat dissipation, and the heat dissipation efficiency is increased by 35% compared with WIN 3;
  • AAC super linear dual speakers, high energy efficiency and high PSRR, low noise intelligent power amplifier, double amplitude enhancement, super loud sound;
  • New USB4 interface, 40Gbps bandwidth, native support for Thunderbolt 3 protocol, can be connected to graphics dock to play AAA masterpieces;
  • Unique back clip 4G LTE module (optional), support all Netcom, play games anytime, anywhere;
  • Dual Type C port design (one of which is USB4), which can be charged at the same time as an external monitor;
  • Compatible with WIN 3 smart base, docking station + stand + cradle charger, the handheld becomes the host in seconds.

Price and Availability

Although it didn't reveal an exact date, GPD promised to start selling the portable PC in October, in black and white. At the time, more details about the hardware of the equipment should be revealed. Prices are not yet known. So, until then we can have more information about this GPD Win 4 handheld Console, such as battery life and charger.

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