The Steam Deck Reviews: Performance Battery life Specifications
For a long time, games have pushed existing hardware technologies to their limits in order to provide a satisfactory gaming experience. That means buying massive, expensive PCs with the latest and finest components only to play games, to have them become obsolete in a year or two. However, this may change shortly.
If you want to play a PC game right now, you’ll need a computer or a gaming laptop. This restriction prevents gamers from playing their games when it is truly required, such as on the way to school or during a work break. Gamers sought a compact portable device that could run their favorite games, and Steam gives them exactly that. The Steam Deck Reviews: Performance Battery life Specifications
What is Steam Deck?
The Steam Deck is a portable gaming computer that can be taken outside. It’s a handheld gaming console with enough power to run AAA titles, similar to the Nintendo Switch. It runs SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system designed to effortlessly run any Windows game. It has an AMD-designed bespoke CPU-GPU combo processor, as well as new AMD graphics similar to those found in the PS5 and Xbox consoles.
Steam Deck Specifications
The Steam Deck was created with mobility and utility in mind.
1. Outside it has:
- The Steam Deck has a 7-inch 1200×800 60hz LCD touchscreen display with 400-nits brightness.
- 2 joysticks
- A B X Y buttons
- 2 touch bars with haptic feedback
- and 6 triggers.
2. Insides it has:
- The CPU is an AMD Zen 2 architecture 4core/8threads processor
- with 2.4 base
- and 3.5GHz boost clock speeds.
The GPU is an RDNA 2 architecture graphics chip with 512 graphics cores and 8 compute units (CUs). The Xbox series has 20 RDNA 2 CUs, putting Steam in the same class as gaming consoles in terms of graphics.
- 16GB LPDDR5 @ 5
- 500MT/s 32-bit quad-channel RAM
- 64GB eMMC for the base and on upgrades
- 256GB NVMe SSD or 512GB NVMe SSD storage
- It boasts a 40whr battery with 2-8hrs of battery life
- It’ll support MicroSD for further expansion
It will hit the loading speed a little bit but the difference is minor and won’t be visible in real-life usage.
Gaming performance, Battery life
Linus Tech Tips’ gaming benchmarks demonstrate that the Stream Deck is more than adequate, but with a catch. On the Low level, the Deck can run demanding games like Control at an average of 60 frames per second. Other games, such as Devil May Cry 5, can run at up to 80 frames per second when set on Medium. Forza Horizon, a Windows game, works at 60 frames per second on medium settings on the Steam Deck, albeit with strange anomalies and rubber-banding at distant structures. This could be caused by the Valve Steam Deck’s still-developing software for running PC games, but it can be fixed with a software update.
- 6 hours of Dead Cells at 50 percent brightness (The Phawx, GamersNexus)
- 6 hours of Steam Link streaming at 50 percent brightness (GamersNexus)
- 5 hours and 40 minutes of Portal 2 capped to 30fps (The Phawx)
- 4 hours of Forza 5 capped to 30fps (The Phawx)
- 3 hours and 21 minutes of Ghostrunner capped to 30fps (LTT)
- 2 hours of Devil May Cry 5 at high settings with VSync (GamersNexus)
- 3 hours of VLC 4K 60fps playback at 50 percent brightness (GamersNexus)
What is the price of the Steam Deck?
There are three different versions of the Steam Deck.
- $399 for the 64GB version
- $529 for the 256GB version
- $649 for the 512GB version
It’s worth emphasizing that the 64GB version has lower eMMC storage than some of the other choices, which may cause game loading speed could become slower. When purchasing the $529 version, just the memory is enhanced; however, when purchasing the $649 version, you also receive a revised backup system, exclusive carrier device, and also an anti–glare display.
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