For some time now it has been rumored that Valve had her own in the works “answerOn the Nintendo Switch, a portable PC-based console, which would allow PC gamers to play its titles Steam library… everywhere! Finally, after an orgy of rumors, Valve… appeared and announced the Steam Deck, the its portable console, which is to be released in December for the markets of the USA, Canada, Britain and the European Union!
The device presented could very well be described as one mix between Switch, the Game Gear and Steam Controller and it is obvious that it is intended for gaming on the go! According to reputable sources finally of specs (which are not final) refer to a 7-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio, 400 nits brightness levels and 60Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has two thumbsticks, two trackpads and a classic analog D-Directional pad, 4 main fire buttons, triggers and grip buttons. In addition, on the Steam Deck you will find a headphone jack, dual microphones and the possibility for haptic feedback, with the device “weighing” close to 669 grams.
Inside, Valve “allied” with AMD and so on the Steam Deck “dwells” one custom chipset that the CPU its is dated to 2.4 to 3.5GHz, while the special GPU runs at 1 to 1.6GHz, with 8 RDNA 2 compute units. Valve claims that the special chipset designed by AMD for the Steam Deck is one small Zen 2 powerhouse, which can run even the most demanding PC games. In addition, Valve’s portable offer comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB NVMe internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. Regarding the key area of autonomy, the company Gabe Newell states that a charge (has a charger at 40W) gives 2 to 8 hours of play (depending on the type of game and use).
The device has a built-in quick suspend and resume feature. Pressing the power button puts the Steam Deck in sleep mode. In addition, Valve’s portable console will support a wide variety of Bluetooth peripherals and other types of peripherals via USB-C. In addition, Valve has confirmed that PC gamers will be able to connect the Steam Deck to an external monitor and “melt” even in 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K at 120Hz, with the portable console DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 and Ethernet ports, as well as USB 3.1 and 2 USB 2.0 (it will essentially be a Mini PC in the palm of your hand).
As it became known, the price of Steam Deck will be around 399$ and we do not hide from you that it has already aroused our curiosity!
Source: Digital Life! by www.digitallife.gr.
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