Valve's gaming handheld makes a strong first impression.
But can it run Crysis..
Only the Switch is powerful enough to run Crysis.
my rx 6800 can't even run crysis.
All aboard the hype train.. choo choo!
I already forgot this thing was coming out. It's Valve hardware...it's gonna be niche to the extreme.
The many people actually excited about it didn't. And yes, this could be a niche product. It also could be an exciting offering for both PC gamers, as well as people looking to get into PC gaming; and those just wanting, what seems to be, a solid and promising handheld experience.
Not into handhelds but very cool. Growing up I always wanted a Sega Game Gear, the thought of playing sonic on the go was great. Most recently I had a nice 1 month trial with a ps Vita and just doesn’t hit the same lol. But hey I’m sure some people out there will enjoy this gem.
I'd get one but not for using as a handheld but to take something small and light away with me to hook up to a bigger screen.
I like the concept, I just don't like playing console/desktop games on tiny screens, including the Switch. Dedicated mobile devices like Vita or DS are fine though, because those games are designed from the ground up to be played on a small screen.
I'm sure Nintendo makes a lot of their Switch games with portability in mind.
They are working on a dock similar to the one the Switch uses for TV display. Might be ready on launch.
It is called a pc 😂😂🤷 27995;♀️
This handheld will be perfect for playing Tales JRPGs on the go. This is perfect for me
I wouldn't mind getting it for my less hardware intensive games like visual novels or older school JRPGs.
i just want to know 1 thing... can it run Yuzu ( or similar) well?
https://www.youtube.com/wat... This is the Aya Neo running Yuzu. And based on the Linus hands on with the SD. We can expect up to 50% better performance in general with the SD. So I would say that chances are that it will run Yuzu pretty well if the AMD drivers don't pull it back.
estimated math was 30% improvement over desktop parts.
It should run it even better. They just updated Yuzu with a huge shader patch improvement that has drastically increased the performance of a ton of games, and made the playable game list skyrocket (which hasn't been updated in a while).
Sounds like ~$800+ for best version plus a dock to connect to a monitor (sold separately) yikes but okay I guess? Weird with all the anti VR news from Valve and now the push for a Switch like attack. Confirmed: Valve takeover imminent!
Don't need the dock to connect to a monitor though, you can do that from the deck.
399 is all you need to pay.
Avoid 399 version at all cost
I'm so excited for this! Can't wait to get one :)
This will end up being my all in emulation machine
I'm doing emulation on it too. I just hope the d-pad isn't bad
Imagine being able to play Pro Cycling Manager on the go...
I bet it runs Doom real well.
It ran Doom Eternal very well.
To be fair, both Doom games are really well optimized games, not every game is that well put together, so I would call that an optimistic look at the performance, we'll have to see how other games hold up and change the graphical settings accordingly.
@FinalFantasyFanatic Only time will tell on that one.
Doom Eternal is the best game comparison available to get an idea of how Steam Deck performs and what to expect in the future, because Doom is on everything. First the graphics settings. Almost all versions use Medium settings, except the PS4 Pro, Xbox One X, the new consoles, and the Switch. The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X use a combination of High and Ultra Settings, the new consoles all run at Ultra Settings, meanwhile the Switch uses a custom version of Low settings and by custom that means setting are cut back even further than what the PC low setting is limited to, so Switch is Sub-Low. Ultra > High > Medium > Low > Switch Sub-Low Switch: Dynamic 540p-720p @ 30fps docked / 360p-612p @ 30fps handheld, Sub-Low Settings Aya Neo: 720p @ 30fps, Medium Settings (Steam Deck's closet rival, but start at $700) Steam Deck: 720p/800p @ 60fps, Medium Settings Xbox One: 900p @ 60fps, Medium Settings PS4: 1080p @ 60fps, Medium Settings PS4 Pro: 1440p @ 60fps, High/Ultra Settings Xbox One X: 1800p @ 60fps, High/Ultra Settings Series S: Dynamic 720p-1080p @ 120fps or 1440p @ 60fps, Ultra Settings PS5: Dynamic 1800p @ 60fps + RT, Dynamic 1548p @ 120fps, Dynamic 4K @ 60fps, Ultra Settings Series X: Dynamic 1800p @ 60fps + RT, Dynamic 1800p @ 120fps, Dynamic 4K @ 60fps, Ultra Settings
i feel like everything needs to run at 60fps and medium settings, sounds like control cannot do this. not even 30.
Ummm neither can the last-gen consoles, which run a combination of low and medium settings in Control and struggle with 30fps. The performance of Steam Deck is around par with an Xbox One / Xbox One s, but it has the full flexibility of being a traditional computer as well, photoshop, AVID, Adobe, Game development tools, etc...
Can't wait for my 512gb. Q2 2022 is a long way off!
I hope they get games working properly on there out of the box. Im excited to get mine but I'm not interested in downloading different things to get games to work properly or installing windows, monitoring frames, gpu, etc. It's just unnecessary for me when it comes to gaming and that's why I don't game on PC. There's a couple of jrpg's (trails in the sky, cold steel) on protondb that are at silver status which looks like people have had issues with them and that's a big deal for me so I have nothing to go on but this site to see if they actually work or not.
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