Steam Deck screen size, dimensions and specifications

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After Valve presented its answer to the Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck, users demanded information regarding the console. Luckily, Valve and Steam have shared specs for the mobile device. This mobile computer promises to allow users to play their favorite Steam games on the go. But what are the specifications of this mini PC?

The Steam Deck has the following technical characteristics:


  • Processor:
    • AMD APU
      • CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2,4-3,5 GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
    • GPU: 8 RDNA 2CU, 1,0-1,6 GHz (up to 1,6 TFlops FP32)
  • RAM:
    • 16 Go de RAM LPDDR5 (5500 MT / s)
  • Storage:
    • eMMC 64 Go (PCIe Gen 2 x1) 399 $
    • SSD NVMe 256 Go (PCIe Gen 3 x4) 529 $
    • 512GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3x4) $649
    • Each model includes a high-speed microSD slot.
    • The 512GB model includes anti-reflective glass.
  • display:
    • Resolution
      • 1280 x 800px (format 16:10)
    • Optically bonded LCD for better readability
    • 7 inch diagonal
    • Brightness: 400 nits typical
    • Refresh rate
    • Touch enabled
    • Ambient light sensors

Related: How to Share Games on Steam via Steam Family Sharing



  • Controls and input:
    • ABXY buttons
    • Directional cross
    • Analog L & R triggers
    • L&R bumper
    • View and Menu Buttons
    • 4 x assignable grip buttons
    • Thumbsticks 2 x full size analog sticks with capacitive touch
    • Haptics HD
    • Touchpads
      • 2 x 32,5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
      • Pressure sensitivity for configurable click force.
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 5.0 support for controllers, accessories and audio
    • Radio Wi-Fi double bande, 2,4 GHz et 5 GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • the audio
    • Stereo with built-in DSP for an immersive listening experience
    • Dual microphone array
    • 3,5mm stereo headphone/headphone jack
    • Multicanal audio via DisplayPort on USB-C, USB-C standard or Bluetooth 5.0
  • Power
    • Contribution
      • Power supply 45W USB Type-C PD3.0
    • Battery
      • 40Wh battery. 2 to 8 hours of play
  • Expansion
    • microSD: UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC
    • External connectivity for controller and displays: USB-C with Alt-mod DisplayPort 1.4 support; up to 8k (60Hz) or 4k (120hz) USB 3.2 Gen 2
  • Software
    • Operating system: SteamOS 3.0 (based on Arch)
    • Office: KDE Plasma

The specifications of the Official Dock (sold separately) are as follows:



  • Expansion
    • Peripheral devices :
      • 1 port USB-A 3.1
      • 2 USB-A 2.0 ports
    • Networking
    • External displays
  • Power
    • Contribution
      • Entrée passthrough USB-C Power Delivery
    • Bridge connection
      • 6 inch USB-C captive cable with low profile 90 degree connector

To learn more about the Steam Deck, see Is the Steam Deck compatible with mouse and keyboard? or When is the Steam Deck coming out? on Pro Game Guides.

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