What PC is the Steam Deck equivalent?

The ONEXPlayer claims the title of the “most powerful portable pc on the market”, and they really are not far off from that mark.

With stats like an 8.4″ 2K IPS display, Tiger Lake i7 CPU, Windows 10 operating system, 15300mAH battery… it is really a powerful gaming device.

Graphic Cards with Similar Power to Steam Deck’s GPU

After looking at the specs of the GPU, we can compare the Steam Deck’s GPU to some of the graphics cards on the market.

At 1.6 teraflops at maximum throughput, its power can be loosely equivalent to:

Steam Deck : le meilleur rapport performances/prix ?

In the southern part there is a card more equipped with an A520 chipset (around 65 euros), an AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor (Zen 2 architecture, quad-core with SMT, 180 euros) and 16 Go from Memory DDR4-3200 (80 euros), on arrival déjà près de 325 euros. Add to that a 512 Go NVMe SSD (70 euros), an equivalent graphic card (for example, an RX 550, for which you are currently available), and at least 510 euros. Comptez au minimum une quarantaine d’euros for una alimentación convenable et autant pour un boitier de base, et vous êtes déjà quasiment au tarif du Steam Deck, alors qu’il faut encore ajouter un écran, un clavier, une souris et pourquoi pas une handle…

Partir sur un APU equivalent theoretically allows de faire to reduce the invoice, but makes it difficult to remain justly to find a modèle aux caractéristiques the most proches possible. Valve would work with AMD to conceive a specific APU for a portable console, it is impossible to find a Ryzen quad-core with SMT allied to a Zen 2 architecture and an RDNA 2 GPU with 8 CU. The only solution remains the colors of being built on a Ryzen 5 3400G at 220 euros, but that is actually based on a Zen+ architecture and integrates a graphical part Vega 11, plus old. Le Ryzen 5 5600G et son architecture Zen 3 ne devrait quanta à lui faire son apparition qu’en aout prochain, à un tarif supérieur.

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Matching The PS5’s CPU

So, first up, we need to find a match for 8 AMD Zen 2 backed CPU cores. How about…8 AMD Zen 2-backed CPU cores with the Ryzen 7 3700X? Better yet, the Ryzen 5 5700X offers the same core count on an even better architecture for about the same ~$300-ish price point.

Estimated CPU Cost (Ryzen 7 3700X or newer/better 8 core equivalent): ~$300

Steam Deck: rappel des specifications CPU et GPU

Pour rappel, le Steam Deck rests on an AMD Van Gogh SoC. The APU comprises a CPU Zen 2 4-cores/8-threads @ 2.4 to 3.5 GHz and a GPU RDNA 2 8 CUs @ 1.6 GHz. The ensemble is equipped with 16 Go of LPDDR5 RAM.

Software well used by overclockers, CPU-Z allows you to obtain information on a CPU. They are benchmark integrated and are a good tool to evaluate performances. Pour le lancer sur le Steam Deck, il suffit de le télécharger en mode Desktop puis de l’ajouter à sa bibliothèque en tanto que jeu non Steam, puis on force le lancement avec Proton Experimental.

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