Valve revealed the details of the upcoming steam deck at their Steamwork virtual conference. It also confirms that the launch of the first unit will be delayed from December to February of 2022 because of the scarcity of chips that are needed to produce the Steam deck.
Knowledge got from Livestream about Steam deck.
From the Steamworks virtual conference, we got to know a lot about the steam deck. The steam deck will use APU of a combination of four Zen 2 cores which are capable of 8 threads up to 3.5hihahert and GPU will be of rdna 2 based with 8 cus running at 1.6 gigahertz. Its processor was designed to be optimized for the 4 to 15-watt power envelope. The ip5 helps in providing a lot of great power-saving features. Valve didn’t put any artificial limit on how much power the APU can consume. The steam deck has a type c charging port capable of 45 watts.
What are the steam deck and the total information collected about it till now?
With the passing of time, the Personal computer has gone through a lot of evolutions, and now it has evolved to the brand new Steam deck!
The steam deck is a handheld gaming PC developed by the valve company. As I already told you it got a custom AMD APU. and the CPU is Zen 2 with four cores and eight threads at 2.4 to 3.5 gigahertz up to 448 glops. The GPU is eight RDNA 2 compute units at one to 1.6 gigahertz. The RAM is 16 gigabytes of LPDDR 5 RAM. The storage varies by version but it starts at 64 gigs and goes up to 526 gigs.
It has two capacitive and programmable touch surfaces on both sides of the unit which may serve as a mouse when the person needs it. It also has standard trigger buttons, face buttons, joysticks plus four programmable buttons in the back. The device also has a gyroscope for motion controls. The layout is similar to the Wii U gamepad. It has a micro-sd card slot where u can insert a micro sd card and play games from it which gives you the ability to have another terabyte of storage if you are willing to pay for that! It will provide graphics similar to that in PC. You can actually do anything in the deck that you do on PC.
The steam deck does not have any cellular connection which makes it wifi only. So if u going to buy it do have a wifi connection for a better experience! It also has an inbuilt microphone for multiplayer chat and its Bluetooth is 5.0 and you connect your headsets via USB-C or a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, which makes me feel happy because I felt like they are going extinct! You can also play local multiplayer by connecting extra control to the steam deck.
When you buy the steam deck you will get a power adapter, a carrying case, and obviously the device itself!
More about Valve company
Valve Corporation is a video game development company founded in 1996 by Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington. Its headquarter is situated in Bellevue, Washington, United States. The first production of Valve was Half-life which is a first-person shooter game. It is the main mastermind behind the launching of Steam.
The hype and demand of the Steam deck are high for which we can expect a grand entry and we expect to know more about the Steam deck soon enough! Follow our page to know more about updates!