Steam Deck ; Everything you need to know about the console
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This system has some remarkable capabilities. Its keys have a unique arrangement. Its keys are located next to other keys and are similar to what is in the Xbox Elite controller. There are four extra buttons on the front panel of this game console. These buttons are embedded for menu access, View Steam, quick access and settings.
You can also use the mouse in some games. This console is equipped with a six-axis gyroscope. So you can use this feature with great accuracy. Below this portable console is a stereo speaker. According to Valve, the sound of this speaker is very powerful and gives you a good gaming experience. You can also attach your headphones to it. It also has a dual built-in microphone for internal chat.
While playing, you can stop the game with the power button and put the system in sleep mode, then resume the game whenever you want. However, this should not be confused with Quick Resume on Xbox Series X | S consoles. Here you will not be able to stop multiple games at the same time and jump between them.
The Steam Deck is equipped with a 40-watt-hour battery that, with an estimated Valve, will run out after 7 or 8 hours of use. However, this amount can be significantly reduced depending on the game you play and the graphics settings you make. But according to Valve, this time for the most intense games can be less than two hours.
Steam Deck in many ways; Hardware and price, in particular, look very impressive. It remains to be seen what range of games this console will cover. Especially if you want to use features like radiation tracking, it should be noted that this is designed to facilitate 720P gameplay. In the following, we will take a look at the technical specifications.
CPU of Steam Deck console: Zen 2 4c / 8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
GPU of Steam Deck: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
APU power: 4-15W
Steam Deck has 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT / s)
- It has 64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)
- It has 256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
- It has 512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
All models include a high-speed microSD card
Controls and inputs:
A B X Y buttons
L & R analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View & Menu buttons
4 x assignable grip buttons
2 x 32.5mm square shaped touchpad
Touch sensitivity to adjust click power
1280 x 800 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio)
Optical LCD connected for more readability
60Hz refresh rate
Equipped with ambient light sensor
Bluetooth 5.0 (to support controllers, accessories and headphones)
Dual-band Wi-Fi radio
Audio and sound
Stereo sound for immersive rotation experience
3.5mm atrio headphone jack and headphones
45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
40Whr battery that stays on for 2 to 8 hours
Expand and upgrade
UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
External connectivity for controllers & displays
Size and weight
Size: 298mm x 117mm x 49mm
Weight: Approximately 669 grams
Operating System: SteamOS 3.0 (Arch-based)
Desktop: KDE Plasma
Steam Deck; Everything you need to know about this gaming console
The Steam Deck uses microSD cards to increase the internal memory, which is especially important if you buy the base model with 64 GB of internal memory. Valve has also promised to produce a dock to connect to a TV or monitor so you can play on a larger screen. Each model has its own carrying case, which of course is the most expensive model with an exclusive carrying case.
Other PC accessories such as mice, keyboards, etc., such as Bluetooth controllers and headphones will be compatible. Valve also stressed that you can use USB-C to make it easier to use peripherals.
From now on, you can pre-order through the official site and Steam. Pre-orders are currently by reservation only and require a dollar deposit and the next final purchase date will be announced. Booking time is unknown.