Valve warns of throttling of the steam tire when used in extremely hot environments

Valve warns of throttling of the steam tire when used in extremely hot environments

If you’re one of the lucky players to have a Steam deck (opens in new tab), you may want to follow this warning from Valve. The company has strongly suggested that users should not use the handheld gaming PC in temperatures above 35 ° C, as it may see the device hit its thermal limits and slow down or just shut down.

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The custom AMD APU in Steam Deck is designed to go up to 100 ° C, without question. It seems high enough to withstand all outdoor conditions, but it’s about the ambient temperature. In our testing, the tire’s silicon reached around 60–70 ° C during play, but has been known to reach up to around 80 ° C with less aggressive fan profiles in place. This means that large fluctuations in outdoor temperatures can cause headaches.

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