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Valve's New Steam Deck: A Handheld Monster

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Valve brings PC to the handheld market:

For the last year there have been some soft jumps into the hand held PC gaming market but with the Valve Steam Deck it is the first real well known company to bring this idea to the mainstream.  


According to Valve the handheld Steam Deck is powered by a custom Linux operating system with a 7-inch, 1280x800 resolution with a 60HZ refresh rate touch screen. 
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:
16GB LPDDR5
Storage:
Available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB with each model having a high-speed microSD slot. 

"Steam Deck is a PC so you can install third-party software and operating systems," says Valve. Meaning the hardware isn't locked down to one type of OS. Shipping with the Steam Deck is Steam OS, a custom Linux OS that boots up as you know into the familiar Steam Interface from PC. Unfortunately currently only around 15%  of all.

Still early days with the Steam Deck will be available December in the US and UK coming to Aus in 2022.
Until we see more details on the release and how the SteamOS works with the majority of games here are some images to get you excited and ready. 






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