Valve has now released two small graphics driver updates for Steam Deck OS (SteamOS) 3.4.8, which means the Preview update channel is now ready for a big update to drop.
The updates included in 3.4.8 are:
- Updated graphics driver with a fix for a GPU crash in Splitgate.
- Updated the graphics driver with performance improvements for STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor.
These were left in the Preview channel for a while but now the Preview channel is empty, meaning the update many have been waiting for could be readying to drop into Preview real soon. We also haven't seen a major stable update in some time but Valve are constantly updating the Beta with client-side changes that eventually they will bundle into a stable update too.
SteamOS 3.5 is going to bring with it quite a lot including a Linux kernel upgrade, likely an updated KDE Plasma desktop version, more graphics driver upgrades, various additions to Gaming Mode like Soundtrack support and Screen Colour settings (teased in one of my videos), adjustments to the performance overlay and no doubt plenty more.
Even Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais is doing a tiny little tease on Twitter:
This is out in Stable now, so Preview is nice and empty. 👀
What are you hoping that the new SteamOS upgrade brings with it?