GPD Win Max2 (2023) is a cool small laptop with joysticks for gaming. It has really cool specs, which many of the laptops lack!
The model used to test here is equipped with
- 10.1 inches display – 2560×1600 with 400 nit brightness (Supports 10-point Touch, Active Pens With Up To 4096-level pressure-sensitivity)
- AMD Ryzen 7 7840U with integrated GPU (RDNA 3) – AMD Radeon 780M Graphics (12CU, 768 shaders)
- 64GB RAM (LPDDR5x-7500 MT/s)
- 2T NVME (two slots available!)
- Oculink (SFF-8612) Port
- 2 USB 4 ports (2 more USB 3.2 Gen1 ports are available and SD card slot reader)
- Wi-Fi 6
- 67Wh battery
- and many more features.
It’s like a little beast with this CPU and the 64G RAM and adding the integrated RDNA AMD GPU, this little machine offers a gaming performance even with some of the best and resource demanding games, at present. It can run best games with 40-60 FPS on Cyberpunk 2077, Hades, Control, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher III, the latest Zelda series, Metroid Prime Remastered, in addition to many old games with simulation of PS1/PS2/PS3, Nintendo Switch/Wii and many more. There many games tested here YouTube.
Here are Cinebench R23 test for all predefined TDP Watts with temperatures, FAN and CPU Speeds. The best TDP is probably 8 or 12 Watts max, where the CPU and the machine is not hot, so no FAN noise, at all. The single core performance is almost maxed out and the multi cores is around the half of the possible max performance of the device. The device is not reinstalled and no drivers were updated, the tests are performed on the stock device with the original software and drivers. All tests are performed on battery at least half full. Ambient temperature is 26’C and the idle temperature of the CPU is between 34-36’C. The Motion Assistant 220.127.116.11 is used to live limit the TDP.
The TDP in AMD world means the required cooling with simple words, because the product (i.e. CPU/GPU) can produce such amount of heat.
Cinebench R23 multi cores tests
It always uses all the cores for the tests. The Cinebench R23 points are in yellow, the temperatures are red and the TDP in Watts are in blue. Probably the best TDP related to the CPU performance is between 8 and 18 Watts. The minimal Cinebench R23 points for the 5 TDP are 1968 and the max are around 14000 with 35 Watts TDP. In fact, the CPU offers great performance even with TDP 12 Watts.
Cinebench R23 single core
It is difficult to say how many cores are used and how many are parked, but it is between 6-12 are parked and only two are half used at most. The single core performance is much easier to represent, because it max out on the 8 Watts TDP and it does not change when the TDP are higher. That’s why even 8 Watts TDP is really good for productivity work with max single core, 1/3 performance of the multi core and temperatures and watts usage for maximum battery.
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