Windows 11 will run on Steam Deck like a champ, thanks to AMD

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  • The Steam deck will be launched late this year, as a part of a limited stock.
  • Valve is promising users that the new device will be Windows 11 compatible.
  • The partnership with AMD is reportedly about to deliver impressive results.
  • AMD is also providing the processor that powers up the Steam Deck.
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Since Valve first announced this new gadget, they said that it was going to be a powerful PC, capable of running pretty much everything that a regular PC can.

Everyone is now wondering if this device will be able to run Microsoft’s new operating system since this is all that users really talk about nowadays.

Well, if you were interested in purchasing a portable device that is also compatible with Windows 11, you will be pleased to fund out that that might happen after all.

Steam Deck will be Windows 11 compatible

Valve is reportedly working with another company that knows a thing or two about operating systems and hardware, in order to ensure that the upcoming gadget is ready for any challenge.

And since the most important factor when determining how capable a new device will be is if it is Windows 11 compatible, Steam Deck won’t be an exception.

Valve isn’t worried at all about how Steam Deck will perform at all, judging by what company officials have declared lately.

And after working on the Trusted Compatibility Module (TPM), to working with AMD in order to ensure Windows 11 compatibility, Valve is already taking steps to ensure that the device doesn’t run into issues on this front.

And yes, you already guessed it, AMD was chosen because Steam Deck will run on the giant’s processors.

We’ve focused so much on Windows 10, so far, that we haven’t really gotten that far into it. Our expectation is that we can meet that. It’s also a conversation that’s going on with AMD to make sure that, at the BIOS level, we can accommodate that,” he added. “So there’s nothing to indicate to us yet that there’ll be any issues with Windows 11.

As the creators of the custom silicon at the heart of the Steam Deck, the Zen 2/RDNA 2 APU, the AMD team is there to ensure that, at the fundamental level, the new tech is ready for Windows 11. 

This is excellent news for anyone wanting to replace the SteamOS 3.0 with Microsoft’s new operating system.

So if you didn’t want to buy a surface laptop, or a tablet, and were looking more for a different, special device, you could look into acquiring a Steam deck for gaming and for running the new OS.

The Steam Deck launches this December with limited stock and in select regions of the world, with more waves rolling out over the course of 2022.

Have you decided to get your own Steam Deck for running the upcoming operating system? Let us know in the comments section below.