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Will you buy one?

Yes, I'm excited to get one. 8 38.10%
 
No, I don't think so. 6 28.57%
 
Maybe, I need to see how ... 7 33.33%
 
Total:21

One thing I will say that I am excited about is being able to play some of my switch games on the Steam Deck at a higher fps. Now I am not trying to make this a Switch vs Steam Deck thing as this is more of a complaint against the devs of the game. But I did buy Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity at launch and that game has major frame rate problems. It runs at 15-25 fps sometimes going down to 9 fps at times during fight scenes and can rarely maintain 30 fps. Now it's not really the fault of the Switch per say as the devs clearly don't know how to optimize very well. But that is one of the things that made me stop playing this game even though I bought it.

Luckily, the new Yuzu early access build is looking to be pretty excellent! Can't wait to give this a try on the Steam Deck!



             

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I have a question why now and not next year, we constantly hear that tsmc is full and extra capacity won't arrive till 2022, I realise Valve don't need a huge amount especially early just enough to get them through preorders and then when thing open up they will have a fair indication of what they need and hopefully can access more ,but still its extra capacity in a tight market, so where are Valve getting that capacity from, any ideas?

Last edited by mjk45 - on 25 July 2021

mjk45 said:

I have a question why now and not next year, we constantly hear that tsmc is full and extra capacity won't arrive till 2022, I realise Valve don't need a huge amount especially early just enough to get them through preorders and then when thing open up they will have a fair indication of what they need and hopefully can access more ,but still its extra capacity in a tight market, so where are Valve getting that capacity from, any ideas?

Well it won't start shipping until December and most of the pre-orders are slated for 2022 so it may as well be next year



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
mjk45 said:

I have a question why now and not next year, we constantly hear that tsmc is full and extra capacity won't arrive till 2022, I realise Valve don't need a huge amount especially early just enough to get them through preorders and then when thing open up they will have a fair indication of what they need and hopefully can access more ,but still its extra capacity in a tight market, so where are Valve getting that capacity from, any ideas?

Well it won't start shipping until December and most of the pre-orders are slated for 2022 so it may as well be next year

Even with a December shipping date the actual manufacturing is done months in advance, still this got me to thinking about the Next gen consoles and iirc didn't the PS5 cost/price parity announcement coincide with the expected move to 6nm if so would that be the answer to my question



Got mine pre ordered but sadly it's a Q2 2022 pre order. Although I guess that's a good thing since it gives me time to see reviews and how it preforms before getting it myself, giving me time to cancel if I'm not impressed.



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Considering how little any of my Switch consoles leaves a dock... (I.E. Never.) I will probably pass on this, I would rather game on my desktop.

And if I am traveling, I would rather take my Ryzen laptop, at-least then I can do some actual work and/or fire up a game if I feel like it...

Although I am very happy with this, it's showing the flexibility of the PC platform as a whole to scale to any form factor.



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Captain_Yuri said:
mjk45 said:

I have a question why now and not next year, we constantly hear that tsmc is full and extra capacity won't arrive till 2022, I realise Valve don't need a huge amount especially early just enough to get them through preorders and then when thing open up they will have a fair indication of what they need and hopefully can access more ,but still its extra capacity in a tight market, so where are Valve getting that capacity from, any ideas?

Well it won't start shipping until December and most of the pre-orders are slated for 2022 so it may as well be next year

I wonder how they managed to achieve such a low price. The specs/cost ratio is insane, and I don't know how they managed to get, for instance, RAM at that rate.



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farlaff said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Well it won't start shipping until December and most of the pre-orders are slated for 2022 so it may as well be next year

I wonder how they managed to achieve such a low price. The specs/cost ratio is insane, and I don't know how they managed to get, for instance, RAM at that rate.

Yea they are probably losing money on this but I think their goal is to push people towards Steam OS which why they are putting so much effort into the OS instead of using Windows. If they can get people to use Steam OS instead of Windows, then they would have full control like consoles do. But if not, then they will still make money off of people buying games on Steam and carve out a new segment in PC gaming. But that's just my theory anyway.



             

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Captain_Yuri said:
farlaff said:

I wonder how they managed to achieve such a low price. The specs/cost ratio is insane, and I don't know how they managed to get, for instance, RAM at that rate.

Yea they are probably losing money on this but I think their goal is to push people towards Steam OS which why they are putting so much effort into the OS instead of using Windows. If they can get people to use Steam OS instead of Windows, then they would have full control like consoles do. But if not, then they will still make money off of people buying games on Steam and carve out a new segment in PC gaming. But that's just my theory anyway.

Agreed. I would like to know how much, in order to understand how that pricing is even possible. One other thing that I'm crazy curious about is to see how much better they are gonna make the OS, especially in the compatibility field, and how much devs are gonna optimize their games to run on it. In my mind, these are the keys for a healthy future, otherwise it is going to be way too complicated a system for the great public to embrace.



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mutantsushi said:

I look forward to the Youtube clips of people playing Switch games via emulation...

I guess the question is should Steam Deck be added to VGChartz tracking? Atop current numbers, or 1:1 vs Switch OLED?

It should go in the same place the 275 million PC's sold last year were tracked.