GPD have announced that the GPD WIN 2 will now be updated to now use the M3-8100Y.
Along with the SOC change , there is also a number of other important changes that have been made.Here is a list of the other changes. It's translated from Chinese (off GPD's chinese forum) thus why the english is as it is
Upgraded version of WIN 2 improvements:
1, WIN 2 In addition to processor upgrades, the built-in SSD is also upgraded to 256GB, while the price is only 100 yuan more expensive than the 7Y30 machine, if you add a 200GB TF, then just Add 200 yuan;
2. Improve heat dissipation, but not simply change the heat dissipation part of the fan. 7Y30 machine, the motherboard is a two-layer design, the power control IC and SSD are actually superimposed together, causing the heat to be concentrated in the right hand position can not be dispersed, if you add power to run 3A games, it will be very hot. This time the entire motherboard has been changed. The power IC and SSD are not superimposed on top of each other and are staggered. In this way, the heat is evenly distributed and does not cause a local overheating. Don't worry about the power-on or the game overheating, causing a sudden shutdown or failure to boot. There is no need to reset the BIOS to the default settings by resetting it.
3, improved TF card read and write speed, compatible with A2 TF card, TF card bus speed is 833Mbps, bus bandwidth is 104MB / s, better A1 TF card is mostly able to achieve reading 100MB / s, write 80MB /s, but in fact does not reach this speed, generally the fastest is 70/50. However, if you use an A2 grade TF card, the theoretical read speed can reach 160MB/s and write to 90MB/s. WIN 2 is compatible with A2 cards and can take advantage of existing bus speeds.
4, WIN 2 upgrade version, began to support 5V charging, for non-PD protocol charger and mobile power supply are all compatible, of course, unless you temporarily emergency, it is recommended to use the standard fast charge, after all, PD fast charge is in addition to power the motherboard, Also help to charge the battery, in the boot state, 5V == 2A / 3A is certainly not enough.
5, improved the audio part, added an independent power amplifier integrated IC, 7Y30 version of WIN 2 used is a built-in amplifier, the sound quality is criticized, the new version of WIN 2 increased independent amplifier to achieve high gain and low distortion to achieve high fidelity sound quality, gaming experience good!
6. I think the new 8100Y WIN 2 will also use new batteries from Ganfeng. Currently they use batteries from SUNDA