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Steam Deck Designer: Games Have 'Consistently Met and Exceeded' 30 FPS Target

Steam Deck Designer: Games Have 'Consistently Met and Exceeded' 30 FPS Target - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 26 July 2021 / 800 Views

Valve earlier this month announced its portable gaming device the Steam Deck with a starting price at $399 for the 64 GB eMMC model.

Valve designer Pierre-Loup Griffais via Twitter said the 30 FPS target for games on the Steam Deck is the floor at what Valve considers acceptable. He said that testing on the Steam Deck has "consistently met and exceeded" their target. 

"The '30 FPS target' refers to the floor of what we consider playable in our performance testing; games we've tested and shown have consistently met and exceeded that bar so far. There will also be an optional built-in FPS limiter to fine-tune perf vs. battery life," said Griffais.

The Steam Deck runs on an AMD APU. The CPU is a Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32), while the GPU has 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32). The APU uses 4-15W. The handheld also comes with 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s).

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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