Following Various Rumors, The Company Has Officially Unveiled A Portable Gaming System Called Steam Deck, Equipped With AMD’s Custom Apu.
Long ago, especially in the Steam update files, the name of a device from Volvo was published, which many introduced as a portable game console, and even the name SteamPal reveal to it. Still, today, after all these rumors, even officially unveiled a portable gaming device called Steam Deck. More than a portable console, it can be considered a portable and handheld gaming PC.
The Stream Deck is equipped with AMD’s custom APU, a quad-core CPU with 8 threads, and 8 RDNA 2 processing units as a GPU.
This device is equipped with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM, which, according to Volvo, is capable of playing up to date AAA games in good quality, and in the experience of the IGN website, the Star Wars:
Jedi Fallen Order game has been executed well on this device with High graphics settings.
The Steam Deck has a 7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. On both sides of the screen, we see the device controller, which contains the common keys and triggers, and on each side, a trackpad is installed to perform mouse tasks.
There are four keys on the back of the device that you can adjust to functioning.
The Steam Deck uses an improved version of SteamOS, which also has a console-like user interface designed to make it particularly convenient to browse the Steam Store and game library.
One of the important features of this device, even though it is directly mentioned, is that it will not restrict users from using Steam. Like other real PCs, other software, including various stores, can be installed on it and access to games on them. Had.
With Bluetooth support, the Stream Deck can connect to other devices, including wireless headphones. It can also be connected to a monitor or TV via a USB-C adapter or the device’s official dock, sold separately by Volvo.
And even with the mouse and keyboard connected, he used it as a PC.
Of course, this dock is completely optional, and people who are just looking for a portable and console-like experience can skip buying it.
The battery of this device, according to Volvo, will be charged between 2 to 8 hours, depending on what is done with it; As a result, you should probably expect to charge for about 2 hours during the day’s heavy games.
However, it has been announced that the Steam Deck will be available in three different models, the main difference being the interior.
The base 64GB model will be priced at $ 399, and the 256GB and 512GB models will be priced at $ 529 and 649, respectively, with the two more expensive models equipped with NVMe SSDs.
Of course, all models support Micro SD memory cards to increase capacity, and games can install on them.
The possibility of pre-purchasing Steam Deck has been provided or will be provided soon in some areas, and although it intends to start offering this device from December 2021 (December-December 1400).