Valve Corporation is set to release the Steam Deck, a portable gaming PC that is set to be shipped on December 31, 2021. Valve’s interpretation of the Nintendo Switch will be available in three variants, each with different internal storage possibilities. The reservations for Steam Deck can be currently open. However, Valve is also charging a small reservation fee to “ensure an orderly and fair ordering process for customers,” which should also help prevent scalping and bot purchases and it is only available in the US, UK, Canada, and the European Union. This article is focused on the details of Steam Deck – specification, price, and everything we know so far.
Specifications of the Steam Deck:
The specs are as follows:
|Resolution||1280 x 800|
|CPU||AMD Zen 2|
|GPU||AMD RDNA 2|
|RAM||16GB LPDDR5 @ 5,500MT/s 32-bit quad-channel|
|Storage||64GB eMMC / 256GB NVMe SSD / 512GB NVMe SSD|
|Audio||Stereo speakers, 3.5mm jack, dual mics, USB Type-C/Bluetooth|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support|
|Size||11.7 x 4.6 x 1.8-inch (298 x 117 x 49mm)|
|Weight||~ 1.47 lbs (669 grams)|
As mentioned above, the Steam Deck is powered by an AMD APU which is based on two AMD architectures: Zen 2 and RDNA 2. It is something we haven’t seen before. The graphics grunt is powered by the RDNA 2 architecture. The Steam Deck is equipped with eight compute units, totaling 512 cores. It appears to be plenty to get by at 720p.
Price of the Steam Deck
As mentioned above, Steam Deck comes in three variations. The cost is determined by whatever version you choose, and there are three options based on storage capacity. It is priced at:
- The 64GB version costs $399.
- The 256GB variant costs $529.
- The 512GB version costs $649.
Reception of Steam Deck
The initial response to the Steam Deck’s announcement was encouraging.
Tim Sweeney of Epic Games and Phil Spencer of Xbox Game Studios both praised Valve for the Steam Deck, with Sweeney calling it a great move. Spencer said Valve got so many of us thrilled to be able to tote our games wherever we decide to play.
That’s all we know so far. Let us know your thoughts on the Steam Deck in the comments below. Keep following redjacket.gg for further updates. Keep gaming.