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Looks like iFixit have Steam Deck parts available now (Update: it's gone)
21 May 2022 at 6:18 am UTC

And they have removed all the parts from the shop.

Looks like the Steam Deck will get Refresh Rate Switching
19 April 2022 at 6:04 am UTC Likes: 1

For me 30 FPS in a Steam Deck bothers me a lot less than I thought. That and 800p resolution. I would never play anything under ~55 FPS in a large screen, but in a small screen I hardly notice the low frame rate.

That said, I do not play any FPS nor multi-player, so...

Valve might send Steam Deck purchase emails twice a week
6 April 2022 at 6:15 am UTC Likes: 1

If someone is interested where the 64GB queue in EU is at, my order was made next day, 17:35 EEST (got email yesterday).
At the same time 256GB order made 45 minutes since launch is still MIA.

Valve might send Steam Deck purchase emails twice a week
5 April 2022 at 6:39 am UTC Likes: 3

Good that you reminded me! I just got email from Valve to get my 64GB steam deck!

Vulkan post-processing layer vkBasalt gets a few tweaks in v0.3.2.5
14 February 2022 at 12:07 pm UTC

Has any one tried if ReShade RTGI (ray tracing global illumination) works in Linux? And how to get it running?

AMD Ryzen DeskMini UM700 announced with Manjaro Linux
21 January 2022 at 9:17 pm UTC

I cannot find anything exciting in this mini-PC, but it does make Steam Deck to look like a really good deal.

The issue with most mini-PC's are that they are always using old and weak hardware and still end up costing more than a laptop with very similar or even better specs.

I think the general issue with mini-PCs is that they are very cheap in used market as they are commonly used in offices and nobody seems to be interested to buy used. Heck, I got one over 3 years ago for 230€ and it still performs almost as well as R7 3750H aside of iGPU, which is weak in comparison. And it has no issues running Linux either.

Maybe someone should make a mini-PC with the specs and price similar to Steam Deck..?

Kingdom Come: Deliverance gets shown off on the Steam Deck
17 November 2021 at 11:35 am UTC

Kingdom Come works very well in Linux, I get 4K (FSR Ultra) / ~60 FPS with almost everything maxed out using RTX 3070 Ti.

Unfortunately, in many cases even if the game had native Linux support you're just better off using Windows version of the game because of the Linux version lacks many features, either because they were never ported to Linux or the game was never updated to the latest version in Linux.

Here's some of what we've learned about the Steam Deck
14 November 2021 at 8:15 am UTC Likes: 3

Immutable means copy-on-update, so while the filesystem image is read-only, the filesystem would still allow any file to be updated. It just keeps the original versions of the files in place, in case if you want to do a hardware reset. This is also how all cellular phones (and most other devices such as routers, TVs etc) work, so there's really nothing new and special about it.

I think that having an immutable filesystem for OS is a great idea as it allows you to easily reset the system in case if it stops working. After all most people will use it as a handheld gaming console and not as a PC.

Proton 6.14 GE-2 and Wine 6.14 GE-2 are out, easily update Proton GE with ProtonUp
3 August 2021 at 6:57 pm UTC

Wow! I'm really impressed on FSR. Just lower the resolution and you get much better performance in 4K without seeing any obvious difference in image quality!

Valve corrects the RAM specs for the Steam Deck, games should run nicely from SD Card
21 July 2021 at 8:44 am UTC Likes: 2

Now I just want to know whether the 7" screen supports variable refresh rate.. If it does, it really starts to look like a dream handheld.