Steam Deck can operate on battery for 2 to 5

Steam Deck can operate on battery for 2 to 5 hours depending on the load

The participant in the Steam Deck portable game console trial program shared the latest information on the new product. He talked about the battery life of the set-top box, its utilization and the features to be expected. The information was released resource Boiling steam

Image source: valve

Image source: valve

First of all, the tester noted that the official reason for delaying the console’s release until February of this year could be not only due to the lack of semiconductor components, but also likely due to Valve’s desire to polish the SteamOS 3.0 operating system on the basis of which it works . According to him, the company wasn’t sure the changes and fixes made between August and October last year made the operating system exactly as Valve planned.

The battery life of the set-top box is 2 to 5 hours, depending on the load on the central processor and graphics processor. At the same time, the boot time of the console is “indistinguishable” from an SSD or SD card. The exact charging time was not measured. He also revealed that Valve is working on a feature that will allow the game to quickly pick up where the user left off. Remember that the Xbox Series X / S game consoles serve a similar function. However, it may appear on the Steam Deck after the console is released.

The tester also shared his subjective assessment of the Steam Deck. For example, I’ve found the console to be more comfortable in shape, position the control buttons, and generally better in the hand than the Nintendo Switch, making it better for long gaming sessions.

As a reminder, shipments of the Steam Deck are expected to start next month. The console is offered in three configurations: with 64, 256 and 512 GB of permanent storage. Their prices will be $ 399, $ 529, and $ 649, respectively. The set-top box is based on an AMD Zen 2 hybrid processor with RDNA 2 graphics core. The set-top box is equipped with 16 GB LPDDR5-5500 RAM.

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