Valve Unveils Upgraded Steam Deck OLED Console with Enhanced Features
McCreary County Record – Gaming enthusiasts have reason to rejoice as Valve, the renowned gaming company, has announced the release of an upgraded version of its popular Steam Deck console. The new console, called the Steam Deck OLED, is equipped with several enhancements that promise to revolutionize the gaming experience.
One of the most notable upgrades is the inclusion of a larger and more vibrant 7.4-inch OLED display. This new display offers improved brightness levels and supports high dynamic range (HDR) content, providing gamers with richer visuals and enhanced immersion in their favorite games. Despite the larger screen, the console retains its original dimensions, thanks to the elimination of a backlighting module, resulting in a lighter device.
To power this advanced display, Valve has incorporated AMD’s new semi-custom System-on-a-Chip (SoC) into the Steam Deck OLED. The SoC boasts four Zen 2 x86 cores and an RDNA 2-based GPU, delivering exceptional performance for both demanding and casual gamers. TSMC’s N6 process technology has been utilized, allowing for a lower cost of production while maintaining the original power envelope.
Not stopping there, Valve has also upgraded the memory subsystem of the Steam Deck OLED to a 16 GB LPDDR5-6400, enabling increased peak bandwidth and smoother gameplay. Additionally, the new console comes equipped with a larger 50 Wh battery, promising extended battery life for marathon gaming sessions.
Storage options have also received a boost in the Steam Deck OLED, with a new 1 TB option now available alongside the existing 512 GB variant. Furthermore, Valve has reduced the prices of the older models featuring LCD screens, with the 256 GB version now available for just $399.
In an effort to enhance the overall gaming experience, Valve has included a Wi-Fi 6E adapter in the Steam Deck OLED for faster game downloads. This feature will allow gamers to quickly access their favorite titles without any annoying delays.
With the release of the Steam Deck OLED, Valve aims to cater to the needs of all gamers, offering improved display quality, performance, and storage options. The discounted prices for the previous models also make the platform more accessible to a wider audience. Gamers can now choose between the 256 GB model priced at $399, the 512 GB model at $449, or the 1 TB option at $649. So, whether you’re a casual gamer or a competitive enthusiast, the Steam Deck OLED has something to offer for everyone.