Valve has announced that they will be launching a new console that looks like a Nintendo Switch which known as Steam Deck. Steam Deck is planned to be launched at December 2021
Valve has said that Steam Deck will be a portable PC in a form of a console. Even though Steam Deck looks just like Nintendo Switch, but its designed different in some ways. We have learned from Valve where Steam Deck’s performance will be the same as when its docked or not, unlike Switch. Valve prioritized its system so that it could work well even when its not docked.
This Steam Deck’s dock still unknown on how many will it be produced but all we know is that this dock will be sold seperately with Steam Deck.
Valve also announced that they have collaborated with AMD to make Steam Deck’s custom APU that will be optimized for handheld gaming. This APU will be packed with Zen 2 that have quad core CPU with a clock speed up to 3.5 GHz and RDNA 2 that have 8 compute core with speed up to 1.6 GHz.
With the announcement of Windows 11, Valve aims to make Steam Deck ready for Windows 11. Even if its known that Steam Deck can run Windows OS, its still not yet clear in how its supported by Valve and if there’s the option to utilized the TPM on Steam Deck.
Out of the box, the Steam Deck is said to be running the latest version of Valve’s Linux-based Steam OS, which uses a compatibility layer called Proton when playing games that don’t have native Linux support. And while Valve has been clear that its focus with the Steam Deck will be to deliver the best experience when gaming on SteamOS, support for both Windows 10 and 11 remains quite important, especially because right now it’s unclear if anti-cheat protocols in games like Apex Legends, Gears 5, and others will function properly outside of Windows.
Steam Deck is also said that it could access your Steam Library, so that you’ll be able to find your collections and favorites exactly where you left them.
Source : Steam