Steam Deck Here’s What We Know So Far
Steam Deck is an upcoming portable handheld gaming device by Valve and is announced to be launching by the end of the year.
By Daniel | Veena
What is the Steam Deck All About?
The Steam Deck as mentioned above is a portable PC that is able to play the games on your Steam library having 60 FPS and 1280 by 800 resolution.
You might think about the Nintendo Switch at first sight of the Steam Deck. The Steam Deck actually has a bigger screen and it runs on AMD hardware.
Depending on the game that you are playing, the battery could last up to 2-8 hours. Playing Portal 2 at 30 FPS could give you 4 to 5 hours of game time said the developers.
The Steam Deck also can be docked and connected to a TV or a monitor like the Nintendo Switch. The dock will not be sold along with the unit, and it doesn’t have a specific release date yet.
Steam Deck Specs
Since this is a new console coming out, a comparison with different consoles will happen. It doesn’t reach the levels of the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X|S but it still is a powerful handheld.
Steam Deck Specs:
- 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)
- RAM: 16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s quad 32-bit channels)
- Storage: 64GB eMMC base, 256GB and 512GB NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSDs available
- Size: 11.7″ long x 4.6″ tall x 1.9″ thick
- Weight: 1.47 pounds
- Screen: 7″ 1280×800 (16:10) 60Hz LCD
- Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
- Battery: 40WHr estimated 2 – 8 hours
- Video output (docked): up to 4K 120Hz / 8K 60Hz (game performance at these often resolutions remains to be seen)
- Ports (dock included): microSD card expansion, USB 2.0 and 3.1, HDMI, DisplayPort
- Connectivity: 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Gyro: 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wifi, Bluetooth 5.0
Valve said that the Steam Deck runs on the SteamOS. This can be used like a regular PC as you can use it to download apps and other software.
You are still able to download and play games from Ubisoft, EA, GoG, Xbox and Epic with this.
Steam Deck Cost
There are three versions of the Steam Deck and three different prices for it depending on the size of the hard drive.
- 64GB eMMC – $399 / £349
- 256GB NVMe SSD – $529 / £459
- 512GB NVMe SSD – $649 / £569
The higher the price the bigger the storage.
When Is The Steam Deck Available For Purchase
The Steam Deck is now available for reservations for $5.
Those who made reservations and were able to complete the balance will get their orders on the launch date or up until September 2022.
Do note though that whatever you have reserved, will be the one that you will be getting. No changes are accepted when you decide to change your mind.
Cheapdigitaldownload and Steam Deck
We have the best deals for games that you can use on your Steam Deck! This is possible because of our price comparison service and trusted stores.
More relevant articles
Steam Deck Here’s What We Know So Far
July 23, 2021 | Gaming News
Steam Deck is an upcoming portable handheld gaming device by Valve and is announced to be launching by the end of the year. By Daniel | Veena What is the Steam Deck All About? The Steam Deck as mentioned above is a portable PC that is able to play the games on your Steam […]
Best Game Deals for Black Friday 2020
November 27, 2020 | Digital Download News
It is Black Friday week, and great deals are available! We have for you a price comparison for all the best PC games available. By Ingo | Windfell Here are the amazing deals from Steam, Epic, Origin, GoG and many more stores. Steam Autumn Sale – Best Deals 2020 Epic Games Store Black […]
Cyberpunk 2077 Won’t Have Microtransactions in Singleplayer
September 9, 2020 | Digital Download News
CD Projekt Red made clear that Cyberpunk 2077 singleplayer will not have microtransactions but it is different for the game’s multiplayer. The information was made available via Twitter with CDPR bringing up an old Tweet about the game’s microtransactions saying, “Nothing changed. Cyberpunk 2077 is a single-player game with zero microtransactions. One single purchase. No […]
Blood Bowl 3 Releasing in 2021!
August 28, 2020 | Gaming News
Nacon and Cyanide Studios shared some news about their action-packed game Blood Bowl 3 via Gamescom 2020. It has been announced that the game will be available in 2021 for the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The specific date has not been mentioned yet. Blood Bowl […]
How to Activate CD Keys on Steam
August 22, 2020 | Activation
Updated 08/12/2020 Video: Quick Guide: 1. Go to Steam’s main page, then click on Install Steam. 2. Open Steam and log in. Go to ‘Add a Game‘ (this is located on the lower left corner of the page). 3. Pick Activate a Product on Steam… 4. Follow the […]