Valve: The Next-Gen Steam Deck has no performance upgrade


    The developers said that Valve cannot improve the performance of this second-ext iteration ofSteam Deck, the portable console has been developed by The Verge. Instead, the company will try to reduce the battery life and the display quality of the device. Once computer architectures progress significant, Valve is likely to consider a major upgrade.

    “I think we’ll be going to the same level a little longer and look at changing the level if there’s significant gain to be had,” said Pierre-Loup Griffais, a Steam Deck designer.

    Many new games don’t run quite smoothly on Steam’s custom-designed Aerith -on-chip with four Zen 2 cores – DT at 240 to 350 GHz and an RDNA 2-based GPU with 512 stream processors – BT-11.0 to 1.60 GHz. As such, demanding gamers (who generally buy plenty of games) would prefer a Steam Deck with a higher-performance SoC to enjoy their latest titles on the go. But for now,Steam deck designers Lawrence Yang and Pierre-Loup Griffaisare will be hoping to improve battery life and display in their next Steam Deck iteration. Even though they’re pricey a bit more than the Steam Deck, there are rival handhelds a bit more popular in demanding gamers. The Aya Neo 2 is based on the AMD Ryzen 7 6800U (with 8 Zen 3+ cores, RDNA 2-powered Radeon 680M iGPU with 768 SP), which delivers better performance, but costs the battery life.

    “Putly all Steam Decks are able to play the same games and we have one target for the user to understand what kind of performance you need to expect, then developers to understand what to target, so it is very valuable.”

    Indeed, there are many reasons why it makes sense for Valve to retain the same level of performance with the next version of the Steam Deck. If it didn’t, it would need to run two separateSteam Deck CompatibilityPrograms for two consoles with different specifications. The second step is that game developers should use two hardware configurations, so they will have more time to market and charge them more. Thirdly, some owners of the first-generation Steam Deck would feel abandoned as soon as the second-generation launched. The company has no choice but to make major improvements – reducing the cost of the Steam Deck to make the hardware profitable. In addition, the company has no time to make a major upgrades, although the company has no plans to take any upgrades.

    Although PC gamers may not feel great about the lack of Steam Deck upgrades in the future, it’s a normal practice for console players to keep their specifications stable in years. However, if it weren’t for Nintendo to have introduced a ‘Switch’ version by now, there would be more powerful Nvidia SoC. However, the only upgrade that the Switch console had seen over the five-year span is a stronger OLED display. And if you’re a company like the Xbox Store looking to be there for a long time, you could certainly do better than look for guidance from Nintendo.


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