May 28, 2022

Valve Announces The New Portable Console Steam Deck

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Valve just announced Steam Deck their own addition to the handheld market. However, even though it’s a handheld console, you will be able to connect the Steam Deck to a larger screen. I wonder, where they could have gotten that idea from…

What is the Steam Deck?

But what is it really? Well, basically the Steam deck will act as a portable PC but with face buttons, analog sticks, back triggers, and bumpers just like a regular controller. The Steam Deck comes in three different prize classes, starting at $399, even though the specs are identical between the variants. The only difference is the internal memory. The $399 has 64 GB, the $529 has 256 GB and the $649 has 512 GB of memory. The Steam Deck launches in December this year. You can see the complete list of specs down below and read all about it on steamdeck.com

  • CPU: AMD 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)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 529GB versions
  • Display: 7″ diagonal, 1280×800 (16:10), 60Hz LCD touchscreen
  • Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack, dual mics, multichannel USB-C/Bluetooth output
  • Controls: Two analog sticks with capacitive touch, D-pad, face buttons, analog triggers, bumpers, assignable grip buttons, “view” and “menu” buttons
  • Trackpads: There are two of them, and Valve says that they have “55% better latency compared to Steam Controller.”

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