Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord /Telegram The Steam Deck is being a success and little by little Valve is working so that everyone who put a unit away can have it in their hands. If you’re still waiting for this portable gaming PC, know that you’re likely to end up with a version that isn’t as fast. The above since newer drives have a worse SSD, but that’s for good reason. What happens is that Valve announced that the most expensive models of the Steam Deck (the 256GB and 512GB), now come with a PCie 2 x2 NVMe SSD with half the maximum speed of the PCie 3 x4 SSD that came in the first models. from the Steam Deck. This decision does not affect the cheapest model of the Steam Deck, since its 64GB of internal memory uses eMMC storage. But why did Valve do this? The company has a good reason: to make it so that more people can get their hands on a Steam Deck. We remind you that component shortage issues have caused several products to be delayed or hard to find. Thus, with this change, Valve will be able to secure materials in order to double the number of Steam Deck units it manufactures.
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Valve ensures that the change will not affect the Steam Deck
Although Valve has a good justification for this change, the reality is that it has everything to be a news that disappoints the fans. This is because many will feel unfair to receive hardware that, in theory, is slower than the one someone bought for the same amount of money months before. The good news is that, according to Valve, the change will not affect the performance of the Steam Deck. The company did tests and found “no impact on gaming performance between x2 and x4.” For his part, Lawrence Yang, designer of the Steam Deck, told PC Gamer that the change only has an impact in “extremely rare cases”, but that elements such as the performance of the operating system, load times and the performance of games is “identical” between Steam Decks with these different SSD models. What do you think about this new? Do you think Valve made the right decision? Tell us in the comments. Follow this link for more news related to the Steam Deck. On the other hand, here you will find all our coverage of PC gaming. Font