All the information on the forthcoming GPD G1 dock with integrated eGPU can be found right here. We will be updating this article regularly as more information is known about this exciting new product from GPD!
What is the GPD G1 portable eGPU?
The GPD G1 portable eGPU is a combined external GPU (eGPU) with traditional docking station ports. This will allow users to connect their devices such as the forthcoming GPD WIN Mini & GPD P4 MAX handheld gaming PC’s. Other models will also be supported such as the GPD WIN 4 & GPD WIN MAX 2.
Once connected it will transform the handheld into a fully featured desktop environment with mouse, keyboard, controller connections, output to multiple displays and more. The external GPU will take control over the iGPU and provide high end graphics performance rivaling many desktop PC’s.
What are the GPD G1 portable eGPU technical specifications?
It has been confirmed that the GPD G1 eGPU will be using the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT graphics card. The 7600M XT has 32 Compute Units (CU) running up to 2300MHz with 8GB GDDR6 RAM at 120W TDP. It is around the same performance as a Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 & 4060.
AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT Technical Specifications
|Game Frequency||2300 MHz|
|Peak Texture Fill-Rate||Up to 334.7 GT/s|
|Peak Half Precision Compute Performance||42.8 TFLOPs|
|Peak Single Precision Compute Performance||21.4 TFLOPs|
|Transistor Count||13.3 B|
|GPU Power||Up to 120 W|
|Max Memory Size||8 GB|
GPD G1 eGPU To Device Connectivity
It will have a direct PCIe OcuLink-2 compatible port which will be used with the forthcoming GPD WIN Mini and GPD P4 MAX. OCuLink is an alternative to using USB Thunderbolt and can offer speeds up to 16GB/s compared to Thunderbolt 4 at 5GB/s. For ‘backwards compatibility’ with other devices, there is high speed USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4.
G1 Dock Size
The dock is very portable and with a size of 8.07 x 4.3 x 1.14 inches (20.5 x 11.0 x 2.9 cm), it is smaller than a Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch.
What user ports will the GPD G1 portable dock have?
This is as yet unconfirmed and based on the images we have.
There will be a direct PCIe port and USB Type-C port on the front supporting high speed data transfer for video.
On the back are three USB 3 ports, a full size SD card reader, two DisplayPort and one HDMI port.
What power supply is supported?
The G1 portable eGPU dock will have a (possibly built-in) 240W GaN power supply which will be enough to power the dock and connected portable games console.
When will the GPD G1 portable eGPU be released?
There will be review samples available around May/June 2023 so we would expect the consumer version will be available shortly afterwards. You will be able to pre-order it at DroiX shortly.
How much will the GPD G1 cost?
The current price range is not finalised but the G1 portable eGPU dock will cost around $700/£645 not including any taxes. Once we have the final price, we will update here.
It is worth noting that is a very competitive price. When compared with the ASUS ROG XG eGPU dock which costs around $1,868/£1,506, it is over double the price, for a Nvidia GeForce 3080. The 3080 is around 11% average faster than the 3070 which the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT compares in performance to.