The Steam Deck previously released by Valve was originally scheduled to go on sale in December last year, but due to the shortage of parts, Valve stated that the shipping time will be extended to February 2022. Just when players were worried about whether Steam Deck is delayed again, Valve finally gave the final answer.
According to Tomshardware
reports, Valve stated that Steam Deck will be launched on time at the end of February this year. For the Steam Deck to arrive as scheduled, Valve said that their team started working at full strength after the New Year’s holiday. Although the epidemic is still serious today, and there are still problems such as transportation and chip shortages, the team expects to be able to solve these problems and solve them by the end of February.
In addition, it is reported that Valve has started the compatibility test of the Steam Deck game library, and players will see better compatibility performance of this handheld when they get it. Valve has already handed over hundreds of Steam Deck dev kits to software developers and plans to give out more dev kits in the coming weeks, allowing developers to better develop and optimize their games.
As for the configuration information, Steam Deck is equipped with AMD’s custom APU chip, the CPU is 4 cores and 8 threads, the frequency is 2.4GHz-3.5GHz, and the Zen2 architecture is used. The GPU adopts the RNDA 2 architecture, has 8CU, the frequency is up to 1.6GHz, runs the SteamOS 3.0 system, and is equipped with 16GB of shared memory.
The Steam Deck is available for pre-order from Valve for $399, $529, or $649 depending on the version.