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AMD And Valve Team Up To Make Improvements To The Steam Deck

According to a recent report by PC Gamer, Valve has agreed to a partnership with AMD. This deal will see the two organizations work together to improve CPU performance for the Steam Deck’s operating system.

“[The ACPI CPUFreq driver] was not very performance/power efficiency for modern AMD platforms,” reads a review from Phoronix, “a new CPU performance scaling design for AMD platform which has better performance per watt scaling on such as 3D game like Horizon Zero Dawn with VKD3D-Proton on Steam.”

The Steam Deck is built around an AMD APU. This is expected to include a Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2 GPU. This Linux-based system will be powered by SteamOS 3.0.

The Steam Deck can be reserved now at a starting price of $399. The device is expected to be shipped out this coming December.

(All information was provided by PC Gamer and the Steam Store)

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