Steam Deck OLED announced with 7.4 inch screen, 6nm APU and faster WiFi, 1TB version cost $649

Published: Nov 9th 2023, 18:03 GMT   Comments

Valve launches Steam Deck with OLED screen

The most popular handheld for PC gamers is getting an upgrade. 

Steam has revealed the Deck OLED, featuring a larger 7.4-inch OLED display with HDR support. The device incorporates a new 6nm AMD APU codenamed “Sephiroth”, maintaining the same specifications as its predecessor. The platform is also using faster LPDDR5 memory of 6400 MT/s speed.

The OLED variant introduces several enhancements, such as an upgraded Wi-Fi 6E wireless interface supporting 2.4/5.0/6.0 GHz networks and IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax standards. Additionally, it boasts a larger 50 Whr battery, but at the same time 30g weight reduction (5%) and lower heat generation.

The screen resolution stands at 1280×800, with a peak brightness of 1000 units for HDR and 600 nits for SDR content. Furthermore, the 90Hz panel offers a 110% P3 color gamut coverage. According to Valve, the screen alone will contribute to lower power consumption at around half the watt.

Steam Deck OLED pricing, Source: Valve

The updated OLED version boasts an enhanced heatsink, featuring a thicker design, and introduces a revised fan configuration. Reports indicate that this system operates with reduced noise levels and generates less heat in comparison to its predecessors.

Steam Deck OLED, Source: The Verge

The freshly unveiled OLED version will offer a 1TB storage option, signaling the apparent replacement of the 512GB version at the same $649 price point. Meanwhile, the 512GB OLED version is to cost $549 while the current 512GB LCD model is getting a price reduction to $449. The 256GB LCD model will now cost $399 while the 64GB entry-level design is dropping to $349.

Valve has assured users that the Deck OLED remains compatible with the accessories designed for the original “LCD” version. Additionally, a Limited Edition variant with a unique translucent design is set to be available as well. The OLED version is now scheduled to launch on November 16.

Steam Deck OLED Limited Edition, Source: Valve

Handheld Gaming Consoles
VideoCardzLenovo Legion GoASUS ROG AllyValve Steam Deck OLEDValve Steam Deck
ArchitectureAMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen4 & RDNA3AMD Zen2 & RDNA2AMD Zen2 & RDNA2
APURyzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
Ryzen Z1 Extreme
8C/16T up to 5.1 GHz
Ryzen Z1
6C/12T up to 4.9 GHz
AMD Sephiroth (6nm)
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
AMD Van Gogh (7nm)
4C/8T up to 3.5 GHz
12CU @ 2.7 GHz [Z1E]
4CU @ 2.5 GHz [Z1]
12CU @ 2.7 GHz [Z1E]
4CU @ 2.5 GHz [Z1]
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
8CU @ 1.6 GHz
SoC TDP9-30W9-30W4-15W4-15W
External GPUUSB4ROG XG Mobile (up to RTX 4090)Not officiallyNot officially
Memory Capacity16GB LPDDR5X-750016GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-640016GB LPDDR5-5500
Storage Capacity1TB/512GB512GB/256GB512GB/1TB SSD256GB/512GB SSD
Storage TypeM.2 NVMe 2242 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 4×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4M.2 NVMe 2230 SSD PCIe 3×4
eMMC PCIe Gen2x1
Display8.8″ 2560×1600 IPS, 144Hz (VRR), 500 nits7″ 1920×1080, 120Hz (VRR), 500 nits, 7ms7.4″ OLED 1280×800, 90Hz, 1000 nits7″ 1280×800, 60Hz
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, BT 5.3Wi-Fi 5, BT 5
Battery49.2 Wh, 900 mAh (controllers)40 Wh, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion50 Wh40 Wh
Weight854g / 1.87 lbs608g / 1.34 lbs640 g / 1.41 lbs669g / 1.47 lbs
Dimensions (LxWxH)29.9 x 13.1 x 4.1 cm
11.8 x 5.2 x 1.6 in
28.0 x 11.3 x 3.9 cm
11.0 x 4.5 x 1.5 in
29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
11.7 x 4.6 x 1.9 in
29.8 x 11.7 x 4.9 cm
11.7 x 4.6 x 1.9 in
Default OSWindows 11Windows 11Steam OS/Win 11Steam OS/Win 11
Launch Price$699/€799(Z1E+16G+512GB)
$599/€699  (Z1+16G+256GB)
$699/€799 (Z1E+16G+512GB)
$549 (16G+512GB)
$649 (16G+1TB)
$399/€419 (16G+64GB)
$529/€549 (16G+256GB)
$649/€679 (16G+512GB)
Release DateOctober 31, 2023June 2023 [Z1E]
September 2023 [Z1]
November 2023February 2022

Source: Valve, The Verge

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