Valve Steam Deck

Valve Steam Deck

Coming in Dec 2021, the Steam Deck. You can use it as a handheld or plug in any standard external display, keyboard, mouse – and use it almost as a full desktop.

Hardware:

  • Custom AMD based APU
    • CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
    • GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
    • APU power: 4-15W
  • Display:
    • 7″ 1280×800 (16:10 aspect ratio) 60Hz 400 nits Touchscreen IPS
  • 16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s dual-channel)
  • Storage (varies by model purchased):
    • 64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1) – $399
    • 256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4) – $529
    • 512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4) – $649
    • All models use socketed 2230 m.2 modules (not intended for end-user replacement)
    • All models include high-speed microSD card slot
  • Interface controls
    • Gamepad Controls:
      • A B X Y buttons
      • D-pad
      • L & R analog triggers
      • L & R bumpers
      • View & Menu buttons
      • 4x assignable grip buttons
    • Thumbsticks: 2x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch
    • HD Haptics
    • Trackpads:
      • 2x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
      • 55% better latency compared to Steam Controller
      • Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength
    • Gyro: 6-Axis IMU
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2×2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 5.0
  • Ports/expansion:
    • UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
    • USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • 40Whr battery + 45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
  • Weight: Approx. 669 grams

Software

  • Steam OS – customized for platform, but you can even load other game stores or even wipe the device and install another OS like Windows.
  • Cloudsaves work – so you can play on pc, save, load on the Steam Deck and pick right up where you left off.
  • Suspend and resume a game – but only 1 at a time

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