Steam Deck has Been Released: Everything you Need to Know

Enjoy portable gamplay on the new gaming device

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Key notes

  • The Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerful Steam Deck has more than enough performance to run the newest AAA titles.
  • With the launch of Steam Deck, users can enjoy a new portable gaming experience. 
  • With the choice of 64, 256, and 512 GB, users can enjoy a range of storage capacities on the new gaming device.

Valve has released a portable gaming device called the Steam Deck. The Steam Deck, available in February 2022, functions similarly to the Nintendo Switch. This device may be played handheld or by hooking up to a display.

Valve had earlier announced that Steam Deck running on Windows 11 would be a walk in the park as it already meets compatibility requirements.

Whether when using trackpads or thumbsticks, Steam Deck is perfect and designed for extended play sessions. It has full-size controls placed just where you need them.

Let’s go in-depth and tell you all you must know about this new exciting device.

Has the Steam Deck been released?

On February 25, 2022, Steam Deck was made available and is now being sent to Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.

Additionally, the device is available via Komodo in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and it seems that other regions will follow.

According to Valve, which claimed to have resolved the initial supply chain problems, everyone who has reservations about purchasing the Steam Deck would receive it by the end of the year.

What is the Steam deck price?

Steam Deck’s price varies depending on your version; three variations are based on the device’s storage capacity. 

The different price ranges are below:


Steam Deck models’ lowest cost is marketed with a 64GB embedded multi-media card storage solution. However, the more expensive models include faster NVMe SSD storage. In addition, at least one MicroSD card may be used with all three models to expand capacity.

When can I expect my Steam Deck?

Since reservations for Valve’s Steam Deck were available last year, there has been a significant demand for it. And if you’re still expecting an order email to arrive, Valve promises everyone will get their Steam Decks before the end of the year.

You may receive your Steam Deck even if you make a new reservation. You may calculate when your order comes for a more pressed time.

How powerful is the Steam Deck?

The custom APU designed by Valve and AMD for the Steam Deck is well suited for portable gaming. It is a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse that offers more than enough performance to play the most recent AAA games with minimal power.

Whether gaming with trackpads or thumbsticks, the Steam Deck was designed for extended gameplay activity, with full-size controls placed exactly where you need them. 

Your complete Steam Library appears after you log in to Steam Deck, like on any other PC.

Will there be a Steam Deck 2?

If you love Steam Deck, you can begin anticipating a Steam Deck 2, already announced to be in development.

Is the 512GB Steam Deck worth it?

When comparing the Steam Deck models, storage should be your priority. Although the virtual delights are all nice, they are unnecessary.

Having adequate room to load the games you like playing is crucial. At the release of Steam Deck, the most practical and affordable option is the $529 256GB model for most consumers. 

However, choose the $649 512GB Deck if your budget allows since it is unquestionably the best. 

We do not recommend the $399 64GB variant since it has a slower boot and run time unless you’re on a tight budget.

How much RAM does a Steam Deck have?

You can expect an LPPDR5 RAM of 16 GB. Additionally, it features 8 RDNA 2-based compute units.

Does Steam Deck have a mic?

Two microphones are integrated into the display face of the Steam Deck.

However, the internal microphone is turned off when a headset is connected to the 3.5mm connector using the Steam Deck. This happens since it expects all associated headsets to have a microphone.

Is Steam Deck a touch screen?

Yes, it is. The 7-inch touch screen on the Steam Deck features a 60Hz refresh rate and 1280 by 800 resolution.

Does Steam Deck have SSD?

The 256GB and 512GB models of the Steam Deck are specified in the original Steam Deck requirement to include a PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD.

Additionally, even the 64GB model with eMMC storage may be updated with a fresh SSD.

Can Steam Deck run all Steam games?

At release, a pocket of games does not run on Steam Deck. These included Apex Legends, Dead by Daylight, Fall Guys, Destiny 2, PUBG, Siege, Paladins, Smite, Black Desert Online, DayZ, and Hunt: Showdown.

However, most Steam games you love work flawlessly on the new device, and you should try out some of the most compatible Steam Deck games.

That is all you will need to know about this new device.

Have you got yours yet? Lastly, let us know your favorite games to play on the new device.

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