Valve has clarify The specs for the Steam Deck are on its website. The website now correctly shows that the Steam Deck has quad-channel 32-bit LPDDR5 memory with a bandwidth of 88 GB/s.
Initially, the website claimed that the handheld console had dual-channel LPDDR5 memory with a data transfer rate of only about 44Gbps. This adjustment reflects the true power of the Steam Deck and in fact doubles its power compared to the original announcement.
When the Steam Deck was first announced, many people dug into the product’s specifications. The initial specs raised some concerns, as players expected the console to be more powerful. Initially, the Steam Deck will be more powerful than the Nintendo Switch’s 25.6Gbps data stream, but even some laptops will be surpassed. Most laptops revolve around 68Gbps data transfer speeds, which means the Steam Deck will be less powerful than hardware that isn’t even entirely dedicated to gaming.
With this tweak, Valve’s upcoming handheld is more in line with what we’ve come to expect from a company focused on PC gaming. The newly clarified specifications suggest that the Steam Deck will be able to handle game performance better than originally expected.
While the console still won’t be as powerful as many dedicated gaming PCs, the Steam Deck is still impressive piece of hardware. Those worried about potential bottlenecks with this console can rest easy as we now understand exactly what to expect in terms of hardware and performance for the Steam Deck handheld.