Valve Says Steam Deck Capable of Running "Latest Generation of Games" With No Issue

Valve has expressed confidence in the gaming capabilities of its upcoming Steam Deck handheld PC, saying that it can run the “the latest generation of games without a problem”.

The comment came from developer Pierre-Loup Griffais in an interview with IGN, with Griffais also saying, “All the games we wanted to be playable is, really, the entire Steam library. We haven't really found something we could throw at this device that it couldn't handle."

Hardware engineer Yazan Aldehayyat later added, “It wasn’t until now that we felt like the entire Steam catalogue is available to people who have this device, and I think that’s when we knew that we had a product that was going to deliver the experience that we were looking for.”

The Steam Deck uses a custom APU that Valve partnered with AMD for. The handheld also uses LPDDR5 memory, with Aldehayyat saying that the device “might be” one of the first in the industry to showcase the technology. Griffais revealed that the handheld’s 800p screen has a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and "targets 30 fps" performance.

You can watch the full interview here.