The Steam Deck is a new piece of technology developed by Valve to allow you to take all of the best games with you, be it on the train, in the waiting room, your child’s birth, or anything you can think of. The design is similar in ways to the Nintendo Switch, where you can either play games on the screen that the Steam Deck comes with, or you can dock it and connect it to whatever screen has a compatible input.
The default screen of the Steam Deck has a resolution of 1280×800, which is the equivalent of 720p HD. This is ideal for the screen that the Steam Deck comes with, but what if you are looking to upgrade the resolution to 1080p? Maybe 4K? Well, if you have any questions regarding that, we are here to give you all of the answers! We sincerely hope that the information presented here is satisfactory and that all of your questions are answered.
Does The Steam Deck Support 4K?
Yes and no. When you’re playing on the Steam Deck in the normal way, using the small screen provided, you will never get more than 1280x800px 720p, because it is not physically possible. However, since the Steam Deck can be docked and connected to any monitor/TV, you can just connect it to your 4K TV and play in 4K. It is very convenient and the reason why so many people enjoy playing on it.
Steam Deck Specifications
The Steam Deck is decked out (yes, decked out) with all of the accessibility features you could ask for: a D-pad, two microphones, two trackpads, two thumbsticks, speakers, and a few other features that make it feel very nice in the hand. Other than that, these are the internal specs of the Steam Deck:
- CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.6GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
- GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
- APU power: 4-15W
- RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 onboard
- Storage: 65/256/512GB (depending on model)
Does The Steam Deck Support 120Hz?
Yes, it does. When connected via the USB-C port, the Steam Deck can support any resolution and refresh rate you would like. The monitor/TV you are connected to just has to have a 120Hz refresh rate and you are good to go. It can also go to an 8K resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Can The Steam Deck Run New Games?
Valve has advertised the Steam Deck as being a revolutionary piece of tech that can handle the newest games, so all of the games that you can find on Steam are compatible with the console. At the time of writing, one of the newest releases is Stray, a game with fantastic visuals, and the Steam Deck can support that as well.
There are some games that are not supported by the Steam Deck either due to optimization issues or other things, but you can always check that online.
And that is all! We believe that the Steam Deck is going to stay a fantastic option for gamers around the globe to enjoy their games on the go. It serves as a testament to say that the Steam Deck has revolutionized handheld gaming, far from the old days of 8-bit games and we hope that all of the information we have laid out for you is satisfactory and that all of your questions have been answered!