Valve’s Steam Deck handheld is getting better and better, and sales have been maintained at a high level. The Steam Deck handheld comes pre-installed with the Linux-based Steam OS, however, Valve also provides related drivers for Windows 10 systems. Although there is still room for improvement, it has been improving and providing new functions through continuous updates.
Recently, GPD also announced the new WIN Max 2 handheld. Recently, GPD also announced the new WIN Max 2 handheld, which is divided into Intel and AMD versions. The latter is equipped with Ryzen 7 6800U, which has a larger screen than Steam Deck, and is equipped with 12 CU units based on the RDNA 2 architecture, which is larger than the APU used by Steam Deck. While the AMD version of Win Max 2 is Zen 3+ architecture, which is more powerful than Steam Deck’s Zen 2 architecture, it’s less optimized for Steam OS, though that may soon improve.
According to VideoCardz, GDP confirms that Valve has reached out to them with a proposal to optimize the Steam OS experience for Win Max 2 AMD for better performance. As of now, GDP and Valve have not confirmed whether an agreement has been reached between the two parties, and if the project does move forward, it should see results in the next few months.
In the performance test previously exposed, the AMD version of Win Max 2 outperformed the Intel version equipped with the Core i7-1260P in performance. With the blessing of Valve, it should have better performance in the future.