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Steam Deck
Basic Information
Valve Corporation
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February 252022
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The Steam Deck is a handheld PC developed by Valve Software and AMD. It is playable as a handheld or connected to a monitor in the same manner as the Nintendo Switch. It is an x86-64 device with integrated gaming inputs designed to play the full Steam library, including Windows PC games via the Linux-based Proton compatibility layer. The system is an open platform, allowing users to install other compatible titles on the device or other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows.

Valve revealed the Steam Deck on July 15, 2021, and it was released in North America in February 2022.

Technical Specifications[ | ]

Technical Specifications
Operating System SteamOS 3.0.
CPU Zen 2 (4 cores/8 threads) @ 2.40-3.50 GHz
RAM 16 GB quad-channel 32-bit LPDDR5
Memory Bus Width 88 GB/s
Architecture x86-64
GPU 8 RDNA 2 CUs @ 1.0-1.60 GHz
  • 7" 1280 x 800 (16:10) 60 Hz LCD touchscreen.
  • 512 GB model comes with Premium anti-glare etched glass screen.
Internal Storage
  • 64GB eMMC PCIe-2.0
  • 256GB M.2 2230 NVMe PCIe-3.0 SSD
  • 512GB high-speed M.2 2230 NVMe PCIe-3.0 SSD

M.2 NVMe SSDs not intended for end user replacement.

Audio Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Stereo Jack, Left & Right Microphones
  • Dock: Up to 4K @ 120 Hz / 8K @ 60 Hz
  • Steam Deck: 1280 x 800 @ 60 Hz
Removeable Storage High-speed microSD Card Slot
  • Dock: Ethernet
  • Steam Deck: 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
Input Directional pad, Left Thumbstick, Right Thumbstick, Left Trackpad, Right Trackpad, A/B/X/Y Buttons, Menu Button, View Button, Steam Button, Quick Access Button, Volume Up Button, Volume Down Button, L1/L2/L3/L4/L5/R1/R2/R3/R4/R5 Buttons, Power Button, Left & Right Microphones
  • Dock: 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.1 port, Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.4, USB-C for power
  • Steam Deck: 3.5mm stereo jack, USB-C
Performance target
  • CPU: 448 GFlops
  • GPU: 1.6 TFlops
  • Video: Video games @ 30 fps