Handheld PCs have witnessed significant advancements recently, with devices like the Steam Deck at the forefront. However, these portable systems still lag behind desktop PCs, especially those equipped with dedicated GPUs known for their remarkable raytracing and high frame rates. This performance gap led ONE-NETBOOK to develop an innovative solution: the OneXGPU, a portable external graphics card (eGPU).
The OneXGPU: A leap in portable gaming
The OneXGPU is not just a standard eGPU. It's a powerhouse that connects to less powerful devices, amplifying their gaming capabilities. It has an AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT, offering a substantial performance upgrade over the Steam Deck's APU and Z1 Extreme/7840U chips. The OneXGPU boasts over four times more pipelines, increased memory bandwidth, GDDR6 dedicated memory, and a compact 6nm internal size.
Adding to its gaming prowess, ONE-NETBOOK has integrated a storage expansion option into the OneXGPU. It features an M.2 2280 PCIe port, allowing users to store and play more graphically demanding games like ‘Starfield' or ‘Returnal', or games that require stable frame rates, such as ‘Call of Duty'. The device also sports RGB lighting, adding an aesthetic appeal to its functionality.
Versatility and connectivity
The OneXGPU is more than just a graphics enhancer; it's a hub for connectivity. It includes an OCULINK Port for device connections, a USB-C port, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, two USB 3.0 ports, and a LAN port. This variety of ports significantly expands the interfaces available to your device. While promotional images feature the OneXFly, the OneXGPU is designed to be compatible with various devices, although this may require some testing.
Availability and updates
Currently, ONE-NETBOOK has yet to announce an official release date or pricing for the OneXGPU. However, interested consumers can stay updated by following their Indiegogo page. With its advanced features and potential for transforming handheld gaming into a desktop-like experience, the OneXGPU is a promising development in the gaming world.