Valve is targeting a 30fps frame rate for Steam Deck games at native resolution

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Valve is aiming for a frame rate of at least 30fps on its upcoming Steam Deck handheld. That frame rate should be achievable at the native resolution of 1280×800 pixels. During tests, no games were found that were too heavy for the upcoming handheld PC.

All games that Valve has tested so far can be played at 30fps without any problems, the company says in a statement. interview with IGN know. Although the screen has a refresh rate of 60Hz, Valve aims for a frame rate of 30fps and a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The Steam operator emphasizes that the preference within the game industry is for the time being a stable frame rate, not a high resolution. Should that eventually change, users should expect slightly worse performance.

The Steam Deck is equipped with a custom AMD APU with Zen 2 cores and an RDNA 2 GPU, 16GB Lpddr5 memory and a 7″ LCD with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The soc in the Steam Deck is based on the same architectures as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but according to Valve achieves an fp32 compute of 1.6Tflops, which on paper is more comparable to the last-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. PC, on the other hand, has a relatively small screen that runs at a low resolution.The Steam Deck will be available from December for a starting price of 419 euros.

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