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Steam Deck

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The Steam Deck Steam Deck™ is a handheld gaming computer from Valve that uses SteamOS. It's allows you to play PC games with Linux-based Proton compatibility layer (for Windows games), or Linux games natively. The original model (also referred to as the LCD model), was first released in February 25th, 2022.

Various Valve games (such as Half-Life 2 Half-Life 2, up to Portal 2 Portal 2) have been updated to natively support all of the Steam Deck's functionality (such as controller layout and bigger menu UI for the small screen) via an update released in 2021-2022 respectively, marking the game compatibility with the Steam Deck as Verified Verified.

There is a expansion for the Steam Deck, the Docking Station, which adds more extensibility to your current gaming setup, allowing you to connect your Steam Deck to your TV, Monitor, etc... up to 1440p@120Hz or 4K@60Hz using the DisplayPort or HDMI, and also allows you to connecting your USB devices and Gigabit Ethernet to your Steam Deck.

An OLED model was announced on November 9th, 2023, which was later released in November 16, 2023. These models replace the previous 2 higher end LCD/original model. Furthermore, a Limited Edition version of Steam Deck OLED, which have a translucent case, will be also available alongside with the normal OLED model, through it is only available in US and Canada with limited quantities. The OLED model, by it's name, featured a OLED screen, plus better battery life, faster Wi-Fi, better thermal design, and much more.

For more information, visit the Steam Deck page and for the Docking Station, visit this page.

Screenshot of Steam Deck Steam Deck's operating system, SteamOS 3.0, with the default KDE Plasma desktop, running on.

Hardware Specifications

Warning.pngWarning:The hardware specifications and other information below may be changed over time. Therefore, it is recommended that you visit the official Steam Deck page for the latest information about its hardware specifications.

This is the hardware specifications for the Steam Deck. Both original (LCD) and OLED models were included.

Front side of the Steam Deck console.
Original (LCD) model
OLED model


Docking Station


Front side of the Docking Station, with the Steam Deck attached to it.
Front side of the Docking Station, with the Steam Deck attached to it.

3 x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 Ports
Gigabit Ethernet
External displays
DisplayPort 1.4
HDMI 2.0
Supports up to 4k 60hz, or 1440p 120hz
MST (Multi-Stream Transport) enabling multi-monitor support*
FreeSync support**

Note.pngNote:* MST support currently requires both the HDMI and DisplayPort ports to be in use, update is forthcoming.
Note.pngNote:** FreeSync support is in-progress, update is forthcoming.

See Also

  • Category of Steam Deck games compatibility:
  • SteamOS SteamOS - Steam Deck operating system.

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