With the launch of Steam Deck getting near, more and more information is being released. Recently Steam Deck appeared on GeekBench with all the CPU benchmarks and scores. Here is everything about the CPU performance of the handheld console.
Valve Steam Deck
Steam Deck is the first handheld console by Steam. It makes a person’s whole steam library playable on the go. The product itself is a very well designed machine with lots of potential. It has even been compared to PCs and people who have reviewed it have gone as far as saying “It might be the best alternative to a PC”.
Today we are going to see how much power does this thing hold via some CPU benchmarks by GeekBench.
Steam Deck Specifications
The handheld console uses a custom AMD 0405 processor. The chipset specifies having 4 cores and 8 threads, with a frequency of 2.8GHz, while a maximum frequency of 3.5GHz, and 4MB L3 cache. Furthermore, the CPU adopts the Zen2 architecture.
The APU on the other hand is known as AMD’s Van Gogh APU. This integrates an 8 Core RDNA2 GPU with a frequency of 1.0 GHz to 1.6 GHz and performance of 1.6TFops. As far as power efficiency goes, the TDP of the entire SoC starts from 4W and goes all the way to 15W under load.
It supports LPDDR5 memory with a capacity of 16GB. Storage options include 64GB eMMC and 256GB, 512GB NVMe SSD.
Now, Steam Deck appeared on GeekBench and scored a total of 830 points for the single-core and 3666 points for a multi-core performance. Initially, the score might seem lower than some of the newer laptops. But we have to keep in mind that the device is a handheld console, many things count here other than the scores.
For the comparison, The Ryzen 7 3700U has very similar scores coming at 813 points in the single-core and 3301 for the multi-core.
Moreover, GeekBench has only revealed the CPU scores right now. For the GPU we might have to wait. But don’t worry, here are some of the gaming tests on the Steam Deck dev kits to know how it handles some of the latest games.
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