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Steam Deck Announced: Valves new gaming handheld device

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Yes, rumors were right, We will be watching Valves gaming handheld device Steam Deck hit the markets this year. Not an ordinary device but it can play all your games in your stream library. It’s not only a game device there’s a lot more to it.

It’s more of a portable PC that lets you plug Steam Deck to monitor or a TV enabling you to install apps, software, or even enjoy streaming video and more—even install other game stores on it, according to Valve.

Here’s everything we know about the Steam Deck.

Video: Valve

When will Steam Deck Release?

 Valves long-rumored Switch-like handheld gaming device. It will begin shipping in December and reservations open July 16th at 1 PM ET. But wait, is reservation enough for you to get hands-on with Steam Deck. Fortunately, the Steam Deck site is now showing “expected order availability” in Q1 of 2022 for the 64GB version, Q2 2022 for the 256GB version, and Q3 2022 for the 512GB version. This may vary depending on your region.

How much does the Steam Deck costs?

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The price of the Steam Deck depends on which version you want, and there are three different versions based on storage size.

The price of the Steam Deck depends on which version you want, and there are three different versions based on storage size. You can also expand the available storage using the high-speed microSD card slot. The Steam Deck costs:

  • $399 for the 64GB version with eMMC (embedded multi-media card) storage
  • $529 for the 256GB version with NVMe SSD storage
  • $649 for the 512GB version with high-speed NVME SSD storage 

What are the Steam Deck specs?

The device has an AMD APU containing a quad-core Zen 2 CPU with eight threads and eight compute units’ worth of AMD RDNA 2 graphics, alongside 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. You can also expand the available storage using the high-speed microSD card slot.

CPUAMD Zen 2
Core count4-core/8-thread
CPU clock speed2.4–3.5GHz
GPUAMD RDNA 2
GPU Compute Units8
GPU clock speed1–1.6GHz
RAM16GB LPDDR5 @ 5,500MT/s
Storage64GB eMMC / 256GB NVMe SSD / 512GB NVMe SSD
Display7-inch LCD touchscreen
Resolution1280 x 800
Refresh rate60Hz
AudioStereo speakers, 3.5mm jack, dual mics, USB Type-C/Bluetooth
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support
Battery40Whr
Size11.7 x 4.6 x 1.8-inch (298 x 117 x 49mm)
WeightApproximately 1.47 lbs (669 grams)
Price$399 (64GB) / $529 (256GB) / $649 (512GB)
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