Maybe we could get a MX110 or MX130 for the GPD Win 3 bundled with an Apollo Lake CPU or Core M CPU. Probably won't happen, but at least someone out there is proving it can be done. Although you'd need 2 fans, a dedicated low watt Nvidia could be pretty cool in a handheld.
While glimpsing over here now and then, i have to comment on the current line of thoughts...
I consider this thinking over a discrete GPU or similar ideas... highly bizarre, if not stupid.
What advantage shall that bring? Grouping a highly overpriced SoC which already has an GPU with another extra GPU
that adds on costs and complexity. Even two fans are in thought.
While i skipped the Win2 for its to expensive SoC, ( which could have been a i5-7y57 instead of M3-7y30 for ~10$ more ),
i wonder why no one is looking for AMD ?
Thats all we need. Their 15W Ryzen/Vega combination, should declassify every Intel-C..p, and even offer
GPU-Drivers best suited for gaming, getting all out of the machine.
They have an configurerable TDP which also gets down to 7W.
And the SoC, might just be half the costs of the current one in the Win2, by having much higher perfomance in Graphics and a bit in processing power.
So the engineers are left with 2 issues...
Can we get the cooling so improved to enable 15W while in charging mode
and is there a way to integrate HBM2-Type memory?
Thats what i would wish for in the Win3:
- If possible: clickable Sticks.
- Manual fan switch like in Win1, so it can stop sucking dust when just browsing, playing MP3 or Videos.
- A 1920x1080p Panel, should be similar cheap to the current, because of massproduction in smartphones.
- That AMD Ryzen SoC - With either 8-12 GB HBM(2) OR 12-16 GB of DDR4 Ram (either fast or large),
so the grahic can use up to 6 GB without being bottlenecked by System Memory.
The current Win2-Design is very good in my eyes, it should just be reused or little improved.
Please stop this, we need an extra discrete GPU, its getting us nowhere, and think of whats being able at hands,
without throwing out US$ 300-400 for the overpriced Intel-SoC.