The Ryzen 7 6800U is an 8-core/16-thread APU based on AMD’s latest generation architecture (at least until Zen 4 arrives). It features a 2.7GHz base clock, up to a 4.7GHz max boost clock, and 16MB of L3 cache. And for graphics, it sports an integrated Radeon 680M with 12 GPU cores clocked at 2.2GHz.
Here’s how the pricing shakes out for the different configs…
- Ryzen 7 6800U + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD: $999 on Indiegogo, $1,159 retail
- Ryzen 7 6800U + 32GB RAM + 1TB SSD: $1,199 on Indiegogo, $1,359 retail
- Ryzen 7 6800U + 32GB RAM + 2TB SSD: $1,299 on Indiegogo, $1,459 retail
- Core i7-1260P + 16GB RAM + 1TB SSD: $999 on Indiegogo, $1,159 retail
Other specifications include a 10.1-inch bezel-less touchscreen display with a 2560×1600 resolution (it defaults to 1920×1200), a four-speaker surround sound system, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity, SD card slot, Thunderbolt 4 (USB4) support, and keyboard and analog controls.
Systems like this draw inevitable comparisons to the Steam Deck, and even GPD acknowledges that on its crowdfunding page. They’re different animals, though, with the Steam Deck being a handheld PC console similar in form to a Nintendo Switch, and Win Max 2 taking a more netbook (remember those?) style, albeit smaller and immensely more powerful.
Gamers who are torn between the two will have to decide between a cheaper price tag or higher end hardware. For reference, Steam Deck pricing checks in at $399 for 64GB of eMMC storage, $529 for the 256GB NVMe SSD model, and $649 for the 512GB NVMe SSD config.