Steam Deck Specs

Custom AMD Zen 2 “Van Gogh” APU
64/256/512 GB
7″, 1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)

Steam Deck is a gaming handheld that can play PC video games. It is a gaming console developed by Valve Corporation, which is also the creator of the popular Half-Life and Counter-Strike series of games.

The highly anticipated Steam Deck was released on February 25, 2022. This next-generation console can be played as a handheld or connected to a monitor, providing gamers with the ultimate flexibility. You can think of it as a Nintendo Switch but for PC games.

3 Steam Deck Models

There are 3 different models to suit different budgets.

$399 64GB

  • 64GB eMMC internal storage
  • Carrying case

$529 256GB

  • 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage
  • Faster storage
  • Carrying case
  • Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle

$649 5122GB

  • 512GB NVMe SSD internal storage
  • Fastest storage
  • Premium anti-glare etched glass
  • Exclusive carrying case
  • Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle
  • Exclusive virtual keyboard theme

The baseline $399 model comes with 64GB of eMMC storage and a carrying case, while the upgraded $529 model upgrades to 256GB of NVMe SSD storage and adds an exclusive Steam profile bundle. For $649, you can get the top-tier model with 512GB of “high-speed” NVMe SSD storage, special anti-glare glass, an exclusive virtual keyboard theme, a custom carrying case, and the aforementioned Steam profile bundle.

Steam Deck Specs

The Steam Deck is a portable gaming system that you can hold in the palm of your hand, and for its size, it still packs some serious power.

Front view

Top view

Rear view

Here are the full system specs:

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)
APU power: 4-15W
16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s quad 32-bit channels)
Storage64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)
256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)
512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)

All models use socketed 2230 m.2 modules (not intended for end-user replacement)
All models include high-speed microSD card slot
*Some 256GB and 512GB models ship with a PCIe Gen 3 x2 SSD. In our testing, we did not see any impact to gaming performance between x2 and x4.
Controls and InputGamepad controlsA B X Y buttons
L & R analog triggers
L & R bumpers
View & Menu buttons
4 x assignable grip buttons
Thumbsticks2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch
HapticsHD Haptics
Trackpads2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
55% better latency compared to Steam Controller
Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength
Gyro6-Axis IMU
DisplayResolution1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)
TypeOptically bonded IPS LCD for enhanced readability
Display size7″ diagonal
Brightness400 nits typical
Refresh rate60Hz
Touch enabledYes
SensorsAmbient light sensor
ConnectivityConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)
Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
AudioChannelsStereo with embedded DSP for an immersive listening experience
MicrophonesDual microphone array
Headphone / mic jack
3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack
DigitalMultichannel audio via DisplayPort over USB-C, standard USB-C, or Bluetooth 5.0
45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
Battery40Whr battery. 2 – 8 hours of gameplay
ExpansionmicroSDUHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
External connectivity for
controllers & displays
USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2
Size and WeightSize298mm x 117mm x 49mm
WeightApprox. 669 grams
SoftwareOperating SystemSteamOS 3.0 (Arch-based)
DesktopKDE Plasma

Steam Deck OS and Software

Steam Deck runs a modified Arch Linux operating system called SteamOS v3.0. This means that it’s super easy to install and use, and it’s also very lightweight so it won’t slow down your gaming rig.

Proton, a compatibility layer that enables most Windows games to be played on the SteamOS, is included with the SteamOS software. So most PC games can run on the Steam Deck. Some can’t be played due to anti-cheat or DMR software which isn’t supported by Proton. Valve is working on this to make sure all popular games can be played on the Deck.

For PC gamers, one of the most important pieces of software is the Steam client. This allows them to access a huge range of games and connect with other players from around the world. The Deck’s Steam client is based on a modified version of the Steam client for PCs.

The Steam client on the Deck is the same as the desktop version, with additional features and interface elements to make using Steam with a controller easier. Indicators that are typical of portable systems such as battery life and wireless connection availability are included.

While the Deck was created to play Steam games, it can also be used with third-party programs such as alternative game stores like Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, or Origin.

Steam Deck Van Gogh GPU Specs

You can check its equivalents here.

  • GPU Name: Van Gogh
  • GPU Variant: 100-000000405
  • Architecture: RDNA 2.0
  • Foundry: TSMC
  • Process Size: 7 nm
  • Transistors: 2,400 million
  • Density: 14.7M / mm²
  • Die Size: 163 mm²
  • Base Clock: 1000 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1600 MHz
  • Memory Clock: 1375 MHz, 5.5 Gbps effective
  • Memory Size: 16 GB
  • Memory Type: LPDDR5
  • Memory Bus: 128 bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 88.00 GB/s

Theoretical Performance

  • Pixel Rate: 25.60 GPixel/s
  • Texture Rate: 51.20 GTexel/s
  • FP16 (half): 3.277 TFLOPS (2:1)
  • FP32 (float): 1.638 TFLOPS
  • FP64 (double): 102.4 GFLOPS (1:16)

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