The Steam Deck is bound to be a conveyable powerhouse, however the gaming PC’s capabilities aren’t precisely crystal clear. While Valve claims that it’ll be “the most powerful gaming handheld in the world”, there’s nonetheless a degree of uncertainty attached to its trendy gameplay efficiency. However, because of the benchmarking efforts of a dev kit holder, we now have extra of an concept of what to anticipate in relation to Steam Deck settings and body charges.

Shared by FreeJoker on the Chinese web site ‘Ranger’, the benchmark check put the Steam Deck via its paces whereas working Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Doom (2016), Cyberpunk 2077, and Dota 2. Unfortunately, the reviewer fails to say any particular setting tweaks, however reveals common body charges for every game with low, medium, and excessive presets enabled.

Before we dive into the Steam Deck consumer’s findings, you must remember the fact that the dev kit’s efficiency may differ from Valve’s completed product. In truth, the entire level of issuing dev kits is to make sure compatibility and efficiency will be adjusted earlier than the hand held’s December launch, so the video games subjected to testing throughout this benchmark might obtain updates down the road.

If you’re planning on enjoying Lara Croft’s newest outing on the Steam Deck, you’ll be happy to know that the game can apparently run with extremely settings enabled, albeit at 30fps. The reviewer additionally claims that the game runs at 60fps with lowered settings, making it potential to spice up fps if most well-liked.

Game Settings Frame fee
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Ultra/High/Low (customized) 30fps /36fps /60fps
Doom (2016) High (customized) /Medium 46fps /60fps
DOTA 2 High/Low 60fps/ 47fps
Cyberpunk 2077 High 20-30fps

Bethesda’s Doom produced comparable outcomes whereas working on the Deck, with a median of 60fps at medium settings. Providing you’re not chasing frames, you may crank the game’s constancy up, however you’ll should make do with 46fps. Naturally, Dota 2 generates essentially the most frames on low settings because of its age, with a lofty 80fps common. Dota 2’s excessive settings nerf issues right down to 47fps, though that is extensively thought-about a clean and playable body fee.

Cyberpunk 2077 is the one game examined solely with a excessive preset, leading to an unstable common of 20-30fps. This is probably anticipated, because the RPG is understood to make even the beefiest gaming GPUs sweat. Nevertheless, the truth that the game didn’t flip into a whole slideshow means that it’ll be vastly extra playable when set to low.

A Cyberpunk 2077 character attacks the player with a katana

The early dev kit check outcomes are fairly constructive, particularly when you think about the value and type issue of Valve’s Steam-powered micro machine. And with SteamVR hinting at a brand new standalone digital actuality headset, the corporate isn’t in need of issues occurring.