Steam Deck: tune the performance of every game with the latest update

Since its launch on February 25, 2022, the Steam Deck has continued to improve its functionality thanks to the multiple updates deployed by Valve. And precisely, the manufacturer has just released a new update. On the program, the possibility of setting the performance of each game, or the fact of being able to connect the console to an external screen.

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Since its launch on February 25, 2022, the Steam Deck has welcomed many updates to improve the player experience. We note for example the compatibility with Windows 11, the integration of a lock screen or the automatic deletion of cache files to optimize storage space.

However, Valve has just announced the deployment of a new update for its hybrid console this Thursday, May 12, 2021. Unsurprisingly, this update brings its share of various fixes and new features. On the side of the fixes, we note:

  • Fixed an issue where multiple Steam inventory new item notifications would appear
  • Fixed an issue with users showing as favorites when they are no longer friends
  • Fixed issues with incorrect display of various dialog boxes when the on-screen keyboard is visible
  • Fixed On-Screen Keyboard and Magnifier interstitials not taking input into account when first launching certain games

Adjust performance game by game on the Steam Deck

Regarding the features, Valve will probably please many players with the integration of two new weights. First, Steam Deck owners can now connect their console to an external screen. When plugged into your PC monitor, the Steam Deck interface will automatically scale to a virtual 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Valve specifies that it intends to improve this “feature” in the future.

The other major novelty lies in the possibility of set specific performance settings for each game. To do this, go to the Quick access > Performances > Advanced view menu. It’s up to you to determine frame rate limits or overall graphics quality on a case-by-case basis, for example.

If you prefer not to touch anything, games will use the default system performance settings. On the other hand, if per-game settings are enabled, a profile will be created for each game. Any changes will be saved and applied automatically the next time you launch the title in question. As a reminder, Valve recently announced that over 2400 games are now compatible with the Steam Deck.

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