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Steam Deck
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Hardware
Generation
Ninth
Valve Corporation
Status
Released
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release
February 252022
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The Steam Deck was announced by Valve Corporation on July 15, 2021. It is a handheld PC that will come shipped with SteamOS 3.0 (itself based on Arch Linux); as part of this push into Linux gaming, Valve has made a committment that all games offered by Steam will be playable on GNU/Linux distributions via its Proton compatability layer. When paired with the Steam Dock, it is capable of 4K and 8K video output.

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
Display
  • 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
Video
  • Dock: Up to 4K @ 120 Hz / 8K @ 60 Hz
  • Steam Deck: 1280 x 800 @ 60 Hz
Removeable Storage High-speed microSD Card Slot
Networking
  • 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
Ports
  • 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
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