While Sony is a little quiet about their next handheld console, GPD, on the other hand, has come up with a PSP-looking handheld, the GPD Win 4. While this next-gen GPD console is being anticipated by most, we finally have details regarding the specs it will include. And it seems to give even the mighty Steam Deck a challenge.
GPD Win 4 vs Steam Deck
GPD Win 4 appears like Sony’s PSP, and the specs are looking pretty promising too. But how does it compare to the Steam Deck? Let’s compare them head-on to help you make a good purchasing decision.
As mentioned earlier, GPD Win 4 does appear like the infamous PSP but with a twist of “screen-slide” design. The handheld itself appears to have a reasonable size with a 6-inch IPS display that runs at 1920 by 1080p resolution along with 60 hertz of refresh rate. Underneath it, we get to see a qwerty keypad making a comeback from the previous GPD Win console. Even with all that, the console appears smaller compared to the beefy Steam Deck.
In these renders, GPD Win 4 is estimated to have a Ryzen 7 6800U chip to power it up coupled with Radeon 680M iGPU that is based on the RDNA 2 GPU Architecture. Other than that, Win 4 is expected to have up to 32GB of DDR5 6400MHz RAM and 2TB of NVMe SSD storage. Compared to this, Steam Deck runs with a custom Zen 2 APU from AMD coupled with an RDNA 2 GPU. We also have up to 16GB of DDR5 memory in this thing, with 512GB of maximum internal storage. So you get the idea of how the GPD Win 4 outcompetes Steam Deck spec-wise.
Detailed Comparison Between the GPD Win 4 and Steam Deck
|Specs||GPD Win 4||Steam Deck|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 6800U 8C/16T 2.70 – 4.70 GHz||Zen 2 4C/8T 2.4 – 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||Radeon 680M, 12 RDNA 2 CUs, 2 – 2.4 GHz||Custom GPU, 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0 – 1.6 GHz|
|Memory||16/32 GB LPDDR5 – 6400 MT/s||16 GB LPDDR5 – 5500 MT/s|
|Storage||1TB/2TB m.2 NVMe SSD||512GB m.2 NVMe SSD|
|Display||6-inch touchscreen, 1920×1080 (16:9), 60 Hz||7-inch touchscreen, 1280 x 800 (16:10), 60 Hz|
|Battery||45.62 WHr||40 WHr|
|Connectivity||Dual-band 802.11ax (Wifi6), Bluetooth 5.2, 4G LTE||Dual-band 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||USB4 40Gbps (eGPU support w/ ThunderBolt3), USB Type-C 3.2Gen2, USB-A 3.2Gen2, uSD A2 slot||USB Type-C with DisplayPort, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microSD card reader (UHS-I)|
“Although Steam Deck is equipped with a much bigger screen, the GPD Win 4 offers more features and specs. Lastly it will eventually depend on your preference. Thus, that was all about the upcoming GPD Win 4 and how it competes against the Steam Deck. So what’s it gonna be? Will you wait for the GPD Win 4 or settle for the Steam Deck instead?”