Steam Announces New Console, Steam Deck

Check out the Steam Nintendo Switch

By Grayshadow, Posted 15 Jul 2021

Valve's last attempt at a console, the Steam Machine, failed horribly and now Valve is seeking to try again. With a new Nintendo Switch-looking console called the Steam Deck.

Steam Deck,NoobFeed,

The console is set to release this December 2021 and seeks to create portable PC gaming. With both handheld and dock options available.

The console will come in 3 options. 

<>$399 64GB

64GB eMMC internal storage

Carrying case

<>$529 256GB

256GB NVMe SSD internal storage

Faster storage

Carrying case

Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle

<>$649 512GB

512GB NVMe SSD internal storage

Fastest storage

Premium anti-glare etched glass

Exclusive carrying case

Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle

Exclusive virtual keyboard theme

Speed and Feeds

Processor

AMD APU

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)

APU power: 4-15W

RAM

16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s)

Storage

64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)

256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)

512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4)

All models include high-speed microSD card slot

Gamepad controls

A B X Y buttons

D-pad

L & R analog triggers

L & R bumpers

View & Menu buttons

4 x assignable grip buttons

Thumbsticks

2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch

Haptics

HD haptics

Trackpads

2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback

55% better latency compared to Steam Controller

Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength

Gyro

6-Axis IMU

Resolution

1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)

Type

Optically bonded LCD for enhanced readability

Display size

7" diagonal

Brightness

400 nits typical

Refresh rate

60Hz

Touch enabled

Yes

Sensors

Ambient light sensor

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)

Wi-Fi

Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Channels

Stereo with embedded DSP for an immersive listening experience

Microphones

Dual microphone array

Headphone / mic jack

3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack

Digital

Multichannel audio via DisplayPort over USB-C, standard USB-C, or Bluetooth 5.0

Input

45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply

Battery

40Whr battery. 2 - 8 hours of gameplay

microSD

UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC

External connectivity for

controllers & displays

USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2 

 

Size

298mm x 117mm x 49mm

Weight

Approx. 669 grams

 

Speeds and Feeds

Compute

Controls and Input

Display

Connectivity

Audio

Power

Expansion

Size and Weight

Software

Operating System

SteamOS 3.0 (Arch-based)

Desktop

KDE Plasma

 

Official Dock

Sold separately. Specifications are subject to change.

Expansion

Peripherals

1 x USB-A 3.1 Port

2 x USB-A 2.0 Ports

Networking

Ethernet

External displays

DisplayPort 1.4

HDMI 2.0

Power

Input 

USB-C Power Delivery passthrough input

Deck connection

6" USB-C captive cable with low profile 90° connector

Size and Weight

Size

117mm x 29mm x 50.5mm

Weight

Approx. 120 grams 

 

We'll see how Valve will support this new system. It shows promise but the so did the Steam Machine.

Adam Siddiqui,
Managing Editor, NoobFeed
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