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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Steam deck won't kill Switch might hurt Switch oled but not normal Switch.

Somini said:

It won't hurt the switch, it never meant to anyways. It will and has however hurt it's fanatics! Anywhere i go i see them reassuring themselves or bashing the thing. It's funny.

Gotta love these notorious Nintendo fans on forums elsewhere that say things only those claiming it hear.

Nintendo fans have years and generations of people saying "this will hurt them, this will kill them", bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

And we just let people talk and roll our eyes.



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dx11332sega said:

With the hype of Steam Deck going higher than ever, and what people don't talk about besides the incredible price drops on AAA games is the mods for steam are incredible and downloading a mod is really nice online , there's many different mods like enhancing graphics, changing your character to another character and the notorious NSFW mods . Steam deck is a must have including AAA 3rd party games not found on Switch , it has XBox and few Sony exclusives. They added retro arch to steam . Steam deck won't kill switch too many people love smash bros ultimate and other first party games on switch it won't kill it your girlfriend won't drop animal crossing on switch .you won't drop breath of the wild 2 or monster hunter rise ? many people think this will kill switch oled maybe the oled but not the switch v2 or switch lite. Steam Deck is welcomed and I'm proud Gabe Newell made PC more mainstream and affordable. 

A "Ryzen 5 4500U" apu is basically powerfull enough to run almost all switch games flawlessly.
This newer tech "Van gogh" apu, is better in everyway.

day1, the Steam deck, will run all switch games at 100% speed.

Also due to retro arch/citra/PPSSPP emus, it will also run PSP ,PS2, Wii, Gamecube, 3DS, NES/snes, ect games

Switch OLED $350

Custom Nvidia Tegra X1 SoC
4 core 4 thread ARM A57 CPU @ 1.0 GHz
0.16-0.24 TFLOPs (handheld) / 0.39 TFLOPs (docked) Nvidia Maxwell GPU (256 cores @ 307-768 MHz)
4 GB LPPDDR4 @ 25 GB/s
32/64 GB eMMC, + MicroSD card slot

7" 16x9 OLED 1280x720 @ 60 Hz (SDR)
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 4.1
Dock - AC In (power), LAN, USB-A 2.0 x2, HDMI 1.4 Out
Max AV Out - 1080p 60 Hz, PCM 5.1


SteamDeck $400/$530/$650

Custom AMD SoC
4 core 8 thread AMD Zen2 CPU @ 2.4-3.5 GHz
1.02-1.64 TFLOPs AMD RDNA2 GPU (512 cores @ 1.0-1.6 GHz)
16 GB LPDDR5 (@ 88 GB/s)
64 GB eMMC (Gen2x1) / 256/512 GB NVMe SSD (Gen3x4), + MicroSD card slot

7" 16x10 LCD 1280x800 @ 60 Hz (SDR)
USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0
Dock* - USB-C (for power), USB-C (to SteamDeck), LAN, USB-A 3.1, USB-A 2.0 x2, HDMI 2.0 Out
Max AV Out - 2160p 120 Hz, PCM 7.1

it has like x4 to x7 times the CPU power, and ~7 times the GPU power, 4 times the Ram size, and ~4 times the memory bandwidth.

There will be switch games, that run more smoothly (less stutter/dips in fps) on this (emulated), than on a normal Switch.

That said, I agree.
It wont hurt Switch sales (barely any).
Because the common user, wont resort to fiddling to get console games playable. They enjoy ease of use, and doing it legally.
However, I could see a group of the more "nerdy" types, that get the Steam Deck, and use it as a Switch Pro.

Last edited by JRPGfan - on 20 July 2021

Leynos said:

Which was the "glorified tech demo" for the HTC Vive?

6912 games have Remote Play together support

3540 games have official Steam controller support

25194 games have full controller support, which includes the Steam controller

18464 games have SteamOS support

5737 games have Vive support

5383 games have Valve index support

Millions of Steam users have access to Steam Link (now software based)

Totally bad support track record...