Steam Deck already had an official presentation for the first time, but buying this equipment is still quite an art and, unfortunately, there is no indication that it will be better. Valve game console comes with SteamOS 3.0 (based on Arch Linux) installed by default, but now there’s nothing stopping you from installing Windows 11.
Steam Deck uses SteamOS 3.0 (based on Arch Linux) by default. It is a program based on the graphical KDE Plasma environment. Among the advantages of the system are the following: the graphical economy and the fact that it has been adapted to Steam and Steam Deck itself. Valve also publishes new updates quite often – up to three recently, one of which remains in beta form is important because it officially managed Installing another operating system, Windows 11. To be exact. Such a procedure is possible thanks to the addition of fTPM support by the AMD system, which is necessary to implement the latest Microsoft operating system. It is possible that the said change will please more than one person who did not want to use SteamOS 3.0.
Steam Deck officially allows you to install Windows 11.
On the other hand, remember that the update that allows you to install Eleven is in an unstable form, so not everything can work correctly and there is a risk of various errors. If this bothers someone, they should wait for the first presentation of a stable release. It mainly comes down to drivers and potential audio issues. For Windows 11 to run smoothly on a specific device, it must have a TPM 2.0 module, while the Redmond manufacturer’s decision initially shocked users, especially those using older processors.
Steam Deck has a quad-core processor and 8-threads in the Zen 2 architecture at a frequency of 2.4-3.5 GHz (up to 448 teraflops FP32), and the 8 GPU has computing units in the RDNA 2 architecture at a frequency of 1 -1.6 GHz (up to 1.6 teraflops FP32). The device also has 16GB of built-in LPDDR5 RAM (four 32-bit channels, 5500 million jumps/sec). For eMMC 64GB (PCIe Gen 2 x1) onboard memory or 256-512GB NVMe SSD. Steam Deck costs from PLN 1899 to PLN 3099 (depending on the version). Unfortunately, you have to wait for delivery until October 2022 or even longer.
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