Last week, a statement from Valve shook users a little with a reference mentioning a 30 FPS frame rate that the Steam Deck is aiming for. The editor / developer obviously wants to repeat and explain things, explanations.
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Pierre-Loup Griffais, developer at Valve and the face of the new Steam Deck console / laptop, spoke up to provide the necessary details about the 30 frames per second on the machine.
The “30 FPS Target” refers to the bottom of what we find playable in our performance tests; Games that we have tested and shown have consistently reached and exceeded this benchmark. There will also be an optional built-in FPS limiter to fine-tune performance versus battery life.
– Pierre-Loup Griffais (@ Plagman2) July 25, 2021
The goal of 30 fps is the lower limit of what we consider playable in our benchmarks. ; the games that we have tested and shown have always reached and exceeded this limit. There will also be an optional built-in frames-per-second limiter to adjust performance based on battery life.
In other words, most games go over 30 FPS, and that’s the frame rate that’s represented by the red line. Also, he adds, the performance tests are doing very well. In short, we obviously have to take these words at face value as there is currently nothing better as currently nobody except Valve has access to the “console”.
For the record, Steam Deck is scheduled to be released in December 2021. Reservations are open on Steam.