The Steam Deck Is Coming This December

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Author:

Jordan Smith

Publish Date:

15 Jul 2021

Valve has revealed its rumoured Steam Deck, a handheld console that will bring PC gaming to the couch! The Steam Deck will come in 3 options and will give us full access to our steam library, with the ability to play your favourite games exactly where you left off. Powered by custom made AMD APU’s (Accelerated Processing Unit), this handheld console will bring your steam library to the couch not just on its 7” LCD touch screen but also on the big screen, thanks to a dock that will be sold separately. The Separate dock will allow you to also connect your peripherals of choice via its 3 USB Ports (1 x USB-A 3.1 Port 2 x USB-A 2.0 Ports). Also fixed to the dock is HDMI connection, an ethernet port and DisplayPort 1.4.

The Steam Deck will start from £349 for the basic model with 64GB of storage. Prices then jump up to £459.99, which will give you 256 GB of faster NVMe storage. This price will also include a carry case and community profile bundle.  Finally, the prices jump again to £569 for the fastest NVMe storage at 512GB. This bundle will also include antiglare etched glass, a carry case, the Steam Community Profile Bundle and an exclusive virtual keyboard theme. All three models include a high-speed microSD card slot, too, so you will have all the space you could ever need. Below you can check out some of the key features and Specifications to the Steam Deck and what you can expect from Valve taken directly from the Steamdeck Website.

Computing


  • Processor: AMD APU

  • CPU: 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)

  • APU power: 4-15W

  • RAM:16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s)

  • Storage options

  • 64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)
    256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
    512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)
    All models include a high-speed microSD card slot


Display


  • Resolution: 1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)

  • Type: Optically bonded LCD for enhanced readability

  • Display size: 7" diagonal

  • Brightness: 400 nits typical

  • Refresh rate: 60Hz

  • Touch-enabled: Yes

  • Sensors: Ambient light sensor


Audio


  • Channels: Stereo with embedded DSP for an immersive listening experience

  • Microphones: Dual microphone array

  • Headphone / mic jack: 3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack

  • Digital: Multichannel audio via DisplayPort over USB-C, standard USB-C, or Bluetooth 5.0

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