ROG Ally vs GPD Win Max 2: Which One to Buy?

ROG Ally vs GPD Win Max 2

ROG Ally is almost close to release and fans cannot wait to see its actual performance. On the other hand, a new upgraded version of GPD Win Max 2 is coming out pretty soon. So which one do you think will be the best?

The ROG Ally is better for those looking for a compact handheld with a visually appealing design and impressive display, while the GPD Win Max 2 may appeal to users seeking a mini laptop-like handheld device with powerful specifications. Ultimately, the choice depends on individual preferences and needs.

ROG Ally vs GPD Win Max 2

Since it’s almost time for the ROG Ally to get released, and handheld enthusiasts are already pretty excited. On the other hand, a newer version of GPD Win Max 2 just came out of the shell with a more powerful processor. So which one should be looking forward to? Let’s find out.

SpecificationROG AllyGPD Win Max 2
ProcessorAMD Zen 4 RDNA 3 4nm APUAMD Ryzen 7 7840U
GraphicsAMD Radeon 780M
Maximum Clock Speed5.1GHz
Display7-inch 1080p, 120Hz, 500 nits10.1-inch, 2560×1600, 299 PPI
Memory SupportLDDR5


Starting with the design, ASUS has truly outdone itself with the ROG Ally. The stunning white chassis seamlessly integrates the ROG branding, resulting in a visually appealing product. Despite still being on its stage, fans are already enamored with its design. On the left side, you’ll find an analog stick, a D-PAD, and two extra buttons, while the right side boasts the right analog stick, ABXY buttons, and two functional buttons. Additionally, the LED lighting underneath both analog sticks adds an extra touch of elegance to the device. On top of that, to enhance the user experience, two additional grip buttons have been thoughtfully placed on the back.

Asus ROG Ally
Asus ROG Ally

On the other hand, the GPD Win Max 2 looks and is shaped completely differently from the Rog Ally. It looks like a mini laptop with analog triggers on both sides. On the back, you will also find two mappable buttons which can be customized to your personal preference as you wish. Unlike other traditional handhelds, the D-PAD. Along with two analog sticks and ABXY buttons can be found hidden underneath magnetic covers. And yeah, it does have a full-size keyboard including a trackpad as well. So yes, you could use this device as a fully functional laptop as well

As for the design, both these handhelds are the complete opposite. One follows a traditional style, and the other one is just a mini laptop with handheld features. But yeah, if you are getting a handheld for its compact size and performance, then ROG Ally will surely impress you the most. 


Now, turning our attention to the specifications, the complete internal specifications of the ROG ALLY have yet to be disclosed. However, ASUS did share details regarding the processor and display. Working alongside AMD, they have developed a customized processor – the Zen 4 RDNA 3 4-nanometer APU – which happens to be the most powerful processor ever integrated into a gaming handheld device. This undoubtedly indicates that the device’s performance will be unparalleled. Also, the display boasts a 7-inch 1080p resolution screen with a rare 120-hertz refresh rate. Its impressive 500 nits of peak brightness and swift 5-millisecond response time are additional features that set it apart from other handheld devices.

GPD Win Max 2
GPD Win Max 2

In comparison, this newer edition of GPD Win Max 2 is also powered by AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor, which has a maximum cock speed of 5.1 gigahertz. As for the graphics, it is using the integrated AMD Radeon 780M chip with a maximum frequency rate of 2700 MHz. Apart from that, it got LDDR5 memory support and a maximum of 2 terabytes of storage capacity. As a result, you can pretty much play any modern AAA game seamlessly. And the display includes a 10.1-inch screen with 2560 by 1600 resolution featuring 299 PPI, which is perfect. 

So yes, even though both these handheld features different processors, they are really powerful handheld compared to other consoles on the market right now. In this case, performance on both these handhelds seems really promising.


Although the price tag for the new Rog Ally has not been revealed yet, latest leaks and rumors suggest it will be below thousand dollar which is great. 

And same goes for the new GPD Win Max 2 with a Ryzen 7840U processor. The prices are still unknown. But judging from its internal specification, we can clearly assume it’s going to cost above a thousand dollar.

Our Takeaway

Asus ROG Ally vs GPD Win Max 2: which one would you pick?

The short answer is – “Well if you’d ask us, we would definitely go for the ROG Ally for its compact size and 500 nights of display. But, that’s just our opinion.”

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Arpan Nuel Thigidi

After graduating from the PR discipline, I began my career as a copywriter in an advertising agency. Afterward, I started pursuing my career in the writing field and currently, I am working for a media-tech company as a content writer focusing on all sorts of PC and gaming hardware. Apart from writing, I like to spend my leisure time playing video games, which eventually extended my interest in this field.