AMD Steam Deck GPU: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Steam Deck GPU
Steam Deck GPU
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory 16 GB
  • Memory type LPDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5.5 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2022


AMD started Steam Deck GPU sales 25 February 2022. This is a RDNA 2.0 architecture desktop card based on 7 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 16 GB of LPDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 88 GB/s.

Its manufacturer default version has a length of 298 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 15 Watt.

We have no data on Steam Deck GPU benchmark results.

General info

Some basic facts about Steam Deck GPU: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureRDNA 2.0 (2020−2022)
GPU code nameVan Gogh
Market segmentDesktop
Release date25 February 2022 (1 year old)
Current price$6.99 of 49999 (A100 SXM4)

Technical specs

Steam Deck GPU's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Steam Deck GPU's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores512of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Boost clock speed1600 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Manufacturing process technology7 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)15 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate51.20of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on Steam Deck GPU's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Length298 mm
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on Steam Deck GPU: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeLPDDR5
Maximum RAM amount16 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5.5 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth88 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Steam Deck GPU. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Steam Deck GPU, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of Steam Deck GPU. Overall performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

We have no data on Steam Deck GPU benchmark results.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Steam Deck GPU from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1630 GeForce GTX 1630
AMD Radeon 550X Radeon 550X
AMD Radeon 540 Radeon 540
NVIDIA T400 4 GB T400 4 GB

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with Steam Deck GPU according to our statistics.

User rating

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