A guide covering Steam Deck including the applications and tools that will make you a better and more efficient with your Steam Deck device.
Note 2: This guide will constantly be updated with new info as becomes available and please feel to make an issue if you think something should be added.
Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve Corporation in cooperation with Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). It allows users to play their entire Steam game library but can be modified by the user to run other gaming storefronts or applications. The Steam Deck started shipping in February 2022.
Steam Deck device. Source: Steam Deck
Steam Deck Specs:
System on a chip (SoC): AMD custom APU.
CPU: Zen 2, 4-core, 8-threads, variable frequency @ 2.43.5 GHz.
Memory: 16 GB LPDDR5 @ 5500 MT/s.
All models use M.2 2230 interface.
Removable Storage: microSD supports up to 2TB of additional storage for games.
Display: 7-inch, 1280 800 LCD, native 800p @ 60Hz.
Docked: Up to 8K @ 60Hz or 4K @ 120Hz.
Graphics: RDNA 2 with 8 CUs, variable frequency @ 1.01.6 GHz.
Deck Verified is a program that reviews games in Steam's catalog verifying their compatibility with the Steam Deck. So when you visit your Library on Steam Deck, youll find a compatibility badge on each title, reflecting the kind of experience you can expect when playing each game on Steam Deck.
Deck Verified Program Categories. Source: Steam Deck
Steam Library Compatibility Badges for Games. Source: Steam Deck
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