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vcoleiro1 (OP)

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GPD XD2
« on: March 07, 2016, 12:16:08 pm »
Thought I'd start a thread on the GPD XD2 since GPD have now started posting some renders of it.  It's still early days, and these renders are non final yet.


Anyway from this thread that Kit (from GPD) started , here are some early renders.  The current plan is for it to have a 6" screen that rotates back 360 degrees to fold flat on the bottom, so it can be used as a small tablet

When more details come in over time, I'll update this post (unless GPD start a new thread)

http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4377628677
















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redlemon

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 12:29:39 pm »
It sounds great. If the GPD Win ends up being too expensive or has some serious flaws I could definitely see myself getting this as my next portable machine.

The reversible screen is a great idea so you can play vertical aligned android games in comfort.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 12:34:58 pm »
They tried to hide it, but you can clearly see the third stick in the top image - bottom right of the game pad.
You can see part of the border of the stick, and in the screen reflection, you can see the stick.

I wonder if they are still going to do it. ie more than two sticks.
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Deen0X

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016, 01:10:33 pm »
I want this model running cherrytrail SoC.

the DPAD appear to be sized a little bit bigger... right?

tonyp1987

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2016, 01:13:01 pm »
When this comes out I'm getting it and giving my son the gpd xd 64 red the one I got now. I hope the gpd xd2 has at least 2.5ghz cpu and it can play dolphin emulator.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 01:14:00 pm »
@Deenox 

Yes, the Dpad does look bigger.

How do you feel about the possibility of the XD2 having three joysticks as the renders hint?
(See my previous comment)

Deen0X

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2016, 01:21:27 pm »
first of all, for clearifing my position:
KENDY: I WANT THIS WITH DUALOS. IF THIS CAN RUN ANDROID AND WINDOWS, I WILL BE THE FIRST ON SUPPORTING THIS

XD

now, about 3rd joystick... i don?t see how to use.

i feel that 3x2 button may be useful, and this device can have a good touchpad for improving (nothing of keyboard, please)

a touchpad may be used as joystick for MOBA games, for potions, magic, etc (this is the reason why GPD want to add more sticks)
My advice is to adding Z, C buttons, and a Optical Thumb Mouse or simple Touchpad for improving the experience of MOBA gamers.


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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2016, 01:42:33 pm »
Any ideas what chip this will be powered by? The new Rockchip processor (RK3368) uses a slower CPU than the chip in the XD1.

Deen0X

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2016, 01:54:54 pm »
there are few comments pointing that is x86 (most probably, the same as GPD-Win)

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2016, 01:55:26 pm »
Any ideas what chip this will be powered by? The new Rockchip processor (RK3368) uses a slower CPU than the chip in the XD1.

If they use a Rockchip they will keep 3288 or most probably the new 3399 with mali 880. I wouldn't discard they use the same z8550 x86 because they perform well in android too.
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eragon2890

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2016, 02:36:02 pm »
Any ideas what chip this will be powered by? The new Rockchip processor (RK3368) uses a slower CPU than the chip in the XD1.

If they use a Rockchip they will keep 3288 or most probably the new 3399 with mali 880. I wouldn't discard they use the same z8550 x86 because they perform well in android too.

Agreed. The 3368 is slower because it's lower-budget, like the 3066 was to the 3188.


eragon2890

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2016, 02:42:57 pm »
Looks as if everything that is in the pipeline (the GPD win and the XD2) will use those horrid face buttons.

I love the analogs, the dpad, and the shoulder buttons, but I reallllyyyy hope that the buttons will be a lot less mushy and more firm like the latest XD have. I can live with it for most games now, but it's still annoying. Especially the X/square button  moves around a bit in the casing (quite a lot, but only when I have my thumb on it, not by itself or anything) and feels so soft. It whobbles under my thumb noticably when it's not pressed in... Also whenever I push it I hear these squishy sounds - none of the others do that at all almost. It works fine tough, it just annnoooyyssss meeee.. It's the only thing that si better on the new 3ds xl, the ABXY buttons (with that thing, the horrid click-clack noise and feeling of the dpad would drive me insane if I bought one too. And the 3ds's shoulder buttons and analogs are shit).


But they probably have fixed that anyway. It's the only thing that really needed improvement on the XD IMHO

Then there is price. I just dropped all hope of getting a WIN due to the moneys, but with this foldable screen and all that, it's great off course, but I am really afraid it will cost 200 dollars or more, but I will probably only buy one if the base modelis 150 or less like the 16 GB XD -1 (I paid 127).

If this turn out to expensive, I will probably (somewhere around october after this is out) just get a second XD for 150 for the better-feeling non-squishy-sounds buttons and be done with it...
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skelton

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2016, 04:21:10 pm »
Any ideas what chip this will be powered by? The new Rockchip processor (RK3368) uses a slower CPU than the chip in the XD1.

If they use a Rockchip they will keep 3288 or most probably the new 3399 with mali 880. I wouldn't discard they use the same z8550 x86 because they perform well in android too.

Agreed. The 3368 is slower because it's lower-budget, like the 3066 was to the 3188.

The 3368 is also exclusive for tvboxes, there is no tablet version of it, so that cannot use that. My guess is the RK3399 or the z8550 if they buy too much product to intel.
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mr.white

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2016, 04:28:42 pm »
Can't see the pics only broken links. Doing anything wrong?

eragon2890

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2016, 04:38:25 pm »
Any ideas what chip this will be powered by? The new Rockchip processor (RK3368) uses a slower CPU than the chip in the XD1.

If they use a Rockchip they will keep 3288 or most probably the new 3399 with mali 880. I wouldn't discard they use the same z8550 x86 because they perform well in android too.

Agreed. The 3368 is slower because it's lower-budget, like the 3066 was to the 3188.

The 3368 is also exclusive for tvboxes, there is no tablet version of it, so that cannot use that. My guess is the RK3399 or the z8550 if they buy too much product to intel.

I won't buy it if it's z8550, not only is the GPU much weaker then even what is used in rk3288 let alone 3399, but also a TON of android games/apps are not compiled for x86! That would be trash ...

tonyp1987

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2016, 04:47:27 pm »
Hope the new Gpd xd2 can play dolphin emulator and maybe ps2 that would be cool but when the new Gpd xd2 comes out I will give my son the first Gpd xd (red 64gb) so he can play some great classics too.

Deen0X

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2016, 06:21:45 pm »
I won't buy it if it's z8550, not only is the GPU much weaker then even what is used in rk3288 let alone 3399, but also a TON of android games/apps are not compiled for x86! That would be trash ...

which games are not compatibles? (i'm curious)

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2016, 10:41:06 pm »
Well from what I read in other Baidu threads, what is named the GPD XD2 started off being called the GPD MAX. The idea was meant to be a larger version of the XD.  ie like the 3DS XL is just a larger version of the 3DS. They did say initially that it would maintain the RK3288

No one liked the GPD MAX name , so they changed it to XD2 with consideration for a SOC upgrade.   So their thinking started of as a XL version of the XD, but now it's more  towards a real XD2 .   We will have to see

Anyway, I also agree on the RK3299, seems it would be a good choice.
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Deen0X

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2016, 10:48:06 pm »
as i understand, MAX series is the large version of their current normal devices, starting with GPD-XD
These versions will keep the same SoC than their original, but with large display (7~8 inches)
is something like what GPD is doing last time, but now with a proper line of products:

GPD-G5A -> GPD-G7
GPD-G58 -> GPD Q series
GPD-XD -> GPD-XD MAX (this case will keep the RK3288 2GB RAM, and the only change will be the screen size)

maybe i missunderstand some points, but as i understand this is what GPD want to do.

vcoleiro1 (OP)

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Re: GPD XD2
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2016, 10:51:51 pm »
No, there was a thread were they said they would give up the MAX name and call it the XD2 .   At close to the same time , they said they would use a 6" screen rather than 7" as initially pplanned.  The XD2 is the rename of the MAX.  The MAX doesn't exist anymore.

Obviously as they got a lot of user input on their forums, things are probably fluid at the moment so many people wanted more than the RK3288 again, that their plans changed to more a true XD2 rather than an XL version of the XD. So yes, they will use a new SOC, hopefully the RK3299 (IMO). But that's the history

This is what they said at the time:

"Since many people oppose the XD Max, the program will be changed to XD2, upgrade the master chip"
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