Steam Deck

Last Modified Mar 8, 2022 08:40 GMT

Valve's Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer created in collaboration with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). The device, which was released on February 25, 2022, can be used as a handheld or connected to a monitor in the same way that the Nintendo Switch is. The Deck will be available in three different models based on internal storage capacity.


Steam Deck is powered by SteamOS v3.0, a modified version of Arch Linux. The SteamOS software includes Proton support, a compatibility layer that allows most Microsoft Windows games to be played on the Linux-based SteamOS. The Steam client on the Deck is a modified version of the desktop Steam client.


While the Deck was designed to play Steam-based games, it can also be loaded with third-party software such as Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, or Origin. The built-in browser on the device supports Xbox Cloud Gaming.


Specs


Operating system - SteamOS 3.0


System on a chip - AMD custom APU


CPU - Zen 2, 4-core, 8-threads, variable frequency @ 2.4–3.5 GHz


Memory - 16 GB LPDDR5 @ 5500 MT/s


Storage - Base model: 64 GB eMMC, Mid model: 256 GB NVMe SSD, Top model: 512 GB NVMe SSD


Removable storage - microSD/SDXC/SDHC


Display - 7-inch, 1280 × 800 Touchscreen LCD @ 60Hz


Docked - Up to 8K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 120Hz


Graphics - AMD RDNA 2 with 8 CUs, variable frequency @ 1.0–1.6 GHz


Sound - Undocked: Stereo speakers Docked: Digital output


Input -

2 × analog sticks with capacitive touch


2 × trackpads


2 × shoulder buttons (L1, R1)


2 × analog triggers (L2, R2)


4 × grip buttons (L4, R4, L5, R5)


D-pad


A/B/X/Y buttons


6 axis IMU (3 axis accelerometer,3 axis gyroscope)


View/Menu buttons


Steam button


Quick access button


Volume +/− buttons


Power button


Camera Ambient light sensor


Touchpad Multi-touch capacitive (x2)


Connectivity - Bluetooth 5.0


Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac


1 × USB-C port with USB 3.2 and DisplayPort 1.4


Headphone jack


Power - 40 Wh Lithium-ion battery


Online services Steam


Dimensions - 298 mm × 117 mm × 49 mm (11.7 in × 4.6 in × 1.9 in)


Mass - 669 grams (1.475 lb)


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