There are indications that Valve is currently working on at least one new Steam deck. Accordingly, a new revision of the current model may appear in the near future. In addition, code names were found behind which a full-fledged heir could be hidden.
There have been rumors about a successor to Steam Deck for some time. Recently, a patch for Linux 6.6 sparked speculation as two interesting entries were found here. Valve prefers to use RPG Milestone Final Fantasy 7, which was originally released for the original PlayStation under Code Name. Accordingly, the Linux patch code name “Sephiroth” is causing a stir. It can be custom APU that can be used in Steam Deck 2 “Galileo”. The current Steam deck uses an “Aerith” APU, which is based on AMD’s Zen 2 and RDNA2.
This will probably be the case “Sephiroth”-APU To create a custom APU based on Zen 4c and RDNA 3.5 Act. Alternatively, a Zen 4 CPU and an RDNA 3 GPU can be used, as is the case with the Ryzen Z1 and Z1 Extreme. Two chips work in the Asus ROG Ally (test). Production time will jump from 7 Nm to 5 Nm, which will ultimately have a positive impact on battery life.
New steam deck coming soon?
A few weeks ago Valve released a device with Model number 1030 Certified by the Korean National Radio Research Agency. It was not yet clear if this is a new handheld or a new VR headset. Now it has wifi and bluetooth module Manufacturer Quectel Confirms that this is indeed a new Steam deck. Accordingly, an updated certification was requested that would allow the sale of Steam Decks FC66E module The authorized manufacturer requests that you avoid new tests if possible, as only a slightly modified antenna with lower performance is used.
Apparently Valve is planning to release a new Steam deck soon. However, it is not clear whether it is actually a true successor. Recently, Valve said in an interview that a more powerful Steam deck Not before 2025 will appear. This means that a new revision could soon hit the market that could be more compact and lighter. Otherwise, the same hardware should be used here as before.
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