Valve launches Steam Deck with 90Hz HDR OLED display starting at €569 – Gaming – News

Valve is launching an OLED version of the Steam Deck. The screen supports HDR technology, a refresh rate of up to 90 Hz, and is slightly larger at 7.4 inches. The company is launching two models with 512GB and 1TB storage capacities, which can be ordered starting November 16.

Just like the LCD version, the screen offers a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. With HDR content, a maximum brightness of 1000 nits can be achieved, otherwise the peak brightness is 600 nits. The SDR display of the previous version has a brightness of up to 400 nits. In addition, a maximum refresh rate of 90Hz can be achieved, in contrast to the maximum 60Hz of LCD versions.

The OLED models have a 6nm AMD APU, while the LCD version has a 7nm APU. The specifications are the same otherwise. The GPU has eight, just like the previous version arithmetic units, But it works According to the valve It is guaranteed at 1.6GHz, while the LCD variant runs at between 1 and 1.6GHz.

Moreover, this version supports Wi-Fi 6E, which according to Valve increases download speed by up to three times. The manufacturer also promises lower latency when users play online. The OLED model also has faster LPDDR5 memory which should provide speeds of up to 6400MT/s, while the LCD models’ memory offers 55000MT/s.

Furthermore, the new version has a larger, 50 Wh battery, which, according to Valve, should provide between three and twelve hours of gameplay. The previous version’s 40-watt-hour battery provides two to eight hours of playtime, according to the manufacturer. In addition, the device weighs 30 grams less than the previous model, and Valve promises an improved heatsink.

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Two OLED models will be available: one with a 512GB NVDE SSD and the other with 1TB of storage. These cost 569 and 679 euros respectively. The more expensive version has it too Anti-glare etched glassLayer over the screen. OLED models can be ordered starting November 16. It is not yet clear when exactly it will be delivered.

Additionally, Valve announced that the 64GB and 512GB LCD versions of the Steam Deck will be phased out. Both models have received a permanent price cut and now cost 369 and 469 euros respectively.

OLED Steam Deck Edition LCD Steam Deck version


AMD APU (6nm)
CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz
GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.6 GHz, up to 1.6 TFlops
AMD APU (7nm)
CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz
GPU: 8 RDNA 2-CU, 1.0-1.6 GHz, up to 1.6 TFlops)

a screen

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Diagonal: 7.4″
the above. Brightness: 1000 nits (HDR), 600 nits (SDR)
Refresh rate: up to 90 Hz

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Diagonal: 7″
the above. Brightness: 400 nits
Refresh rate: up to 60 Hz

Dimensions 298mm x 117mm x 49mm 298mm x 117mm x 49mm
Weight About 640 grams About 669 grams
memory RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 (6400MB/s)
Storage: 512GB NVMe/1TB NVMe
RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 (5500MB/s)
Storage: 512GB NVMe/1TB NVMe
battery 50 WHr battery (3-12 hours of play) 40 WHr battery (2-8 hours of playtime)
Wireless communications Bluetooth 5.3
Wi-Fi 4, 5, 6E (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz), IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 4 and 5 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Price (current) 512GB model: 569 euros
1 TB model: 679 euros
64GB model: 369 euros
256GB model: 419 euros
512GB model: 469 euros
release date November 2023 December 2021

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