Steam Deck real endurance test!We’ll lose power in 80 minutes, tops

2022-09-20 0 By

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is about to go on sale, and a handful of press outlets have been getting their first look at the battery life of the device that PC gamers have been waiting for.Through testing, it seems that the results were not as good as Valve officials had hoped.According to GamersNexus testing of Steam Deck, the handheld gaming PC didn’t live up to Valve’s advertised battery life of 2-8 hours.In the case of the game, they tested it with Devil May Cry 5 with no frame rate limit, vSYNC on, and 50% screen brightness, and the Steam Deck ran out of juice at 87 minutes.However, if you lower the game’s Settings to 60 frames and turn off vSYNC, Devil May Cry 5 can be played in 2 hours.Steam Deck’s battery life may not be long enough for graphically demanding games, but it’s good enough for some indie games.According to another test from The Phawx, while control lasted only 80-90 minutes, he was using Dead Cell and Steam Deck lasted up to 6 hours with vSYNC turned on, which is still a long way from Valve’s advertised 8 hours.The Phawx was able to play Forza Horizon 5 for around 4 hours using 30 frames, and best of all, testing showed that Steam Deck charged very quickly:Charging tests of the GamersNexus show that the device can charge from 0% to 80% in 100 minutes, although the last 20% of the battery trickles for an additional 80 minutes.In addition, due to Steam Deck’s extensibility, players can also install Windows and Epic software, calculate the various background runs, and expect the battery life will be more urgent.