Steam Deck games will target 30FPS at native resolution
“If people are still valuing high frame rates and high resolutions on different platforms, I think that content will scale down to our 800p, 30Hz target really well.” Griffais said in the interview.
The developer acknowledges that changes are possible depending on the community feedback, but the higher resolution might trade off some of your FPS “If people start heavily favoring image quality, then we might be in a position where we might have trade-offs, but we haven’t really seen that yet. ” Griffais explained.
Valve’s Steam Deck – Hardware Features
Valve also says that their handheld device, isn’t just an ordinary mobile gaming device. Steam Deck’s hardware is just as powerful as a modern day laptop, it’s far more advanced compared to Nintendo Switch or other handheld devices.
- 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)
- RAM: 16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s quad 32-bit channels)
- Storage: 64 GB eMMC base, 256 GB and 512 GB NVMe PCIe Gen 3 SSDs available
- Size: 11.7″ long x 4.6″ tall x 1.9″ thick
- Weight: 1.47 pounds
- Screen: 7″ 1280×800 (16:10) 60Hz LCD
- Audio: 3.5 mm stereo jack
- Battery: 40WHr estimated 2 – 8 hours
- Video output (docked): up to 4K 120Hz / 8K 60Hz (game performance at these often resolutions remains to be seen)
- Ports (dock included): microSD card expansion, USB 2.0 and 3.1, HDMI, DisplayPort
- Connectivity: 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
- Gyro: 2.4GHz / 5GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
Steam Deck will be coming out around December 2021, with their prices starting from $399 for the base version that comes with 64 GB storage, and there’s 256 GB version that comes for $529 and the “high-speed” 512 GB variant that comes for $649, here are more details about the Steam Deck.