Valve Steam Deck is a new handheld gaming console that will compete with Nintendo Switch. Steam Deck is a small PC gaming console that runs on SteamOS. It is smaller than other gaming consoles, but it’s more powerful than the Nintendo Switch.
The base Valve Steam Deck version with 64GB costs $399 (roughly R 29,800), while the 256GB model costs $529 (roughly R 29,500), while the high-end version with the 512GB comes at $649 (roughly RS 48,400). The console’s handheld gaming PC cum console is available to purchase in the United States, Canada, and the European Union in December 2021.
As for the core specs of the Valve Steam handheld gaming console sports a 7-inch 60Hz LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution. It has touch support and a 16/10 aspect ratio. The highest-end model comes with an anti-glare engraving glass. It is powered by AMD Zen 2 and RDNA 2 APUs. This custom AMD APU pairs a 4-core, 8thread CPU with 8 RDNA 2CUs GPUs. The new Valve gaming console has 16GB RAM and 64GB of native memory. You can also insert a microSD Card into the gaming console.
As mentioned earlier, the Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming PC (or console) will run on a custom version of SteamOS which means you will be able to throttle your entire gaming library natively. At a FAQ session with IGN, Valve stated that the device doesn’t limit the types of software users can run. This means that one can install any kind of program and may be able swap SteamOS with Windows.
The unique keys arrangement that are located on the same plane as the analog keys is what sets Valve Steam apart. The display has analog sticks on both sides, with ABXY keys to the right and a dpad on the opposite. The Steam Deck features a 6-axis gyroscope that allows you to move quickly while shooting at and killing your opponents.
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