New Valve Hardware Has Received Certification In South Korea
New hardware from Valve corporation has received certification in South Korea, based on the latest information.
According to the certification, the new hardware from Valve corporation is categorized as a specific low power wireless device for wireless access systems including wireless LAN (5150-5350 MHz, 5470-5850 MHz frequency band). The certification was filed on August 28, 2023, with manufacturing taking place in China.
The model name is vaguely stated as “1030”, which doesn’t really tell a whole lot about the device. It’s hard to tell if this is a new hardware revision for the Steam Deck or a different device altogether. As of writing, there is no official word from Valve corporation regarding the new certification.
The aforementioned Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve and released on February 25, 2022. It uses Valve’s Linux distribution SteamOS, which includes the Steam storefront and Valve’s Proton compatibility layer for running Windows applications and games. Besides handheld use, it can connect to a TV or monitor through a docking station and function as a desktop computer or home video game console. In desktop mode, users can install Linux-based third-party applications.
The Steam Deck features a custom AMD APU called Aerith, based on Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. The CPU is a four-core/eight-thread unit, and the GPU has eight compute units with an estimated performance of 1.6 TFLOPS. Both the CPU and GPU have variable timing frequencies, with the CPU ranging from 2.4 to 3.5 GHz and the GPU from 1.0 to 1.6 GHz based on processor needs. Valve claims the CPU performance is comparable to Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, and the GPU performance is akin to the Radeon RX 6000 series. It comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM in a quad-channel configuration, boasting a total bandwidth of 88 GB/s. The main unit of the Steam Deck is designed for handheld use and features a 7-inch touchscreen LCD display with a 1280×800 pixel resolution and a fixed 60 Hz refresh rate.