Valve has announced a new gaming handheld PC device, called Steam Deck. Steam Deck is basically a portable mini PC, featuring an AMD Zen 2, 16GB of DDR5 and an RDNA 2 GPU.
Here are the full specs of Steam Deck:
- 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 DDR5
- Storage: 64GB, 256GB, 512GB versions; expandable with MicroSD cards
- Display: 7″ diagonal, 1280×800 (16:10), 60Hz LCD touchscreen
- Audio: Stereo speakers that “pack a punch,” says Valve, 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, gyro
- Trackpads: There’s two of them, and Valve says that they have “55% better latency compared to Steam Controller.”
- Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Wired connectivity: USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2
- Battery: 40Whr, “2-8 hours of gameplay”
- Size: 11.7″ x 4.6″ x 1.8″ (298mm x 117mm x 49mm)
- Weight: Approximately 1.47 lbs (669 grams)
According to Valve, there will be three versions of Steam Deck. The first entry will be priced at $399 and will come with 64GB of storage. The second entry will have 256GB NVMe SSD storage and will cost $529. Lastly, the high-end model will have 512GB of high-speed NVME SSD storage, an anti-glare etched glass, and will cost $649.
Valve has stated that Steam Deck will support all PC launchers and that PC gamers can do anything they want with it. This means that, if you want, you can even remove the SteamOS and install Windows 10.
Valve will release Steam Deck in Fall 2021!
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