If you’re in the market for a compact eGPU, you might be interested in GPD’s latest innovation in the form of the new G1 eGPU. It is described as the smallest in the world external graphics card Expansion dock The G1 is a compact yet powerful dynamo, ready to meet the demands of gamers and anyone looking for a little extra graphics power in a portable external enclosure. Check out the video below created by the team over at the ETA Prime YouTube channel to get a hands-on look at what you can expect from the performance of the GPD G1. It will soon be available for your reference via Indiegogo.
With its small stature, the GPD G1 eGPU delivers outstanding performance according to ETA Prime, thanks to AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT discrete GPU. Powered by 32 RDNA 3 Compute Units, it also boasts 8GB of GDDR6 memory and 32MB AMD Infinity Cache. These impressive specifications allow this little dynamo to deliver up to 21.4 TFLOPS of maximum precision single computing performance, making it a powerhouse in its class.
Thunderbolt 4 and Oculink support
One of the distinguishing features of the GPD G1 eGPU is its versatile compatibility. It is designed to support two different protocols – Thunderbolt 4 and Oculink, and it can seamlessly integrate with a large number of devices. Through Oculink, a protocol known for its use in servers, the G1 can deliver an effective bandwidth of 63G, vastly exceeding the 40G provided by USB4 or Thunderbolt 4. In layman’s terms, this means faster and smoother data transfer for superior gaming and computing experiences.
External graphics card
Adding to its convenience and portability, the G1 houses its own power supply, eliminating the need for cumbersome external power units. This makes the external graphics card an ideal companion for professionals on the go and gaming enthusiasts, who can benefit from its power and compact size.
During testing, the G1’s external graphics card proved powerful on two machines: the GPD Win Max 2 and the Minisforum UM 790. Win Max 2 made use of an Oculink connection, while the UM 790 used USB4. Either way, the G1 showed impressive gaming performance, with Oculink connectivity leading the pack in benchmark scores.
While the GPD G1 eGPU is ideal for GPD Win Max 2 and Win4 with their Oculink ports, it is by no means limited to these devices. The G1 eGPU can be connected to many different devices that support USB4 or feature an additional M.2 slot. Users can use the M.2 to Oculink adapter to connect the G1 to these devices, ensuring flexible compatibility.
In conclusion, the GPD G1 eGPU emerges as a powerful and versatile solution for those in need of an external GPU. Its compact form factor does not compromise performance or versatility, making it a great choice for a wide range of users. With its impressive capabilities, it sets a high standard for what users can expect from an external GPU.
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