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Steam Deck Specs Compared Vs Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox Series X|S

In this article, we've compared the tech Specs of Valve Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch, PS5, PS5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X|S.

Steam Deck is the new handheld gaming computer from Valve. If you are like us, you might be curious to see the comparison of the Steam Deck Specs with other systems. That’s because, with an expected release date of December 2021, it’s rumored to be the next best thing in PC gaming since we got Ray tracing.

But with the base price of $399 and going to a whopping US$649, you can get an Xbox Series X or PS5 for much cheaper at $499. Or if portability is the main aim you can aim for Nintendo Switch which will only cost you $299. So, to help you out, we’ve got all noted down in a table format for you to easily compare and make a decision accordingly. So here’s Valve Steam Deck Specs Comparison with Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Steam Deck vs Switch vs PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S

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Here are the tech specs of Valve Steam Deck vs Nintendo Switch vs PS5 vs Xbox Series X/S:

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Valve Steam Deck

Nintendo Switch (Base & OLED model)

CPU Zen 2, 4-core, 8-threads @ 2.4–3.5 GHz 4-core ARM Cortex-A57 & 4-core ARM Cortex-A53 @1.02 GHz
Graphics (GPU) RDNA 2 with 8 CUs @ 1.0-1.6 GHz, 1.6 TFLOPS Nvidia GM20B Maxwell-based @307.2-768 MHz, 393 GFLOPS
Memory (RAM) 16 GB LPDDR5 @ 5500 MT/s 4 GB LPDDR4 SDRAM
Storage 64GB eMMC / 256GB NVMe SDD / 512GB NVMe SSD 32 GB eMMC NAND flash memory (64 GB in OLED model)
Removable Storage microSD/SDXC/SDHC microSD/HC/XC (up to 2 TB)
Disc Drive N/A Nintendo Switch game card
Display Connectivity DisplayPort 1.4 HDMI 1.4b
MSRP $399 / $529 / $649 $299.99 (Base Model) / $349.99 (OLED)

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series S

CPU Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2 @3.8 GHz, 3.6 GHz with SMT Custom AMD 8-core Zen 2 @3.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz with SMT
Graphics (GPU) AMD Radeon RDNA 2, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz, 12.15 TFLOPS AMD Radeon RDNA 2, 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz, 4.006 TFLOPS
Memory (RAM) 16GB GDDR6 SDRAM 10GB GDDR6 SDRAM
Storage 1TB WD SN530 NVMe SSD 512GB WD SN530 NVMe SSD
Removable Storage Seagate Storage Expansion Card up to 2 TB Seagate Storage Expansion Card up to 2 TB
Disc Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray None
Display Connectivity HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1
MSRP $499 $299

PlayStation 5

PS5 Digital Edition

CPU Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 @ 3.5 GHz Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 @ 3.5 GHz
Graphics (GPU) Custom AMD RDNA 2, 36 CUs @ 2.23 GHz, 10.28 TFLOPS Custom AMD RDNA 2, 36 CUs @ 2.23 GHz, 10.28 TFLOPS
Memory (RAM) 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM 16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
Storage 825 GB NVMe M.2 SSD 825 GB NVMe M.2 SSD
Removable Storage External USB-based HDD or SSD External USB-based HDD or SSD
Disc Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray None
Display Connectivity HDMI 2.1 HDMI 2.1
MSRP $499 $399

Hopefully, this will help you choose your next gaming platform.

Also, note that Valve Steam Deck runs on SteamOS, which skips out major games like Valorant, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Genshin Impact, Minecraft, Call of Duty Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, Overwatch, League of Legends, Escape From Tarkov, StarCraft 2 & a lot more.

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But there are lots of major games like Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Valheim, Crusader Kings III, Plague Inc, Total War Rome, and more available on Steam Deck. These games will be playable from day 1 you get your hands on your Steam Deck. Something that other gaming platforms can’t be proud of.

So that’s everything you need to know about Steam Deck Specs compared with Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. While you are here make sure to check out our System Requirements to know the specs of all the major upcoming games.