A new Steam Deck update adds one of the most-requested features


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The coolest feature of the Steam Deck — bar none, if you ask me — is how the portable gaming PC lets you get the absolute most from its AMD RDNA 2 graphics and 40 watt-hour battery. As of the last update, you could lower the screen’s refresh rate to increase your effective framerate and lower latency, and you’ve been able to throttle the CPU, GPU and frame limiter since launch. The catch: even if you figured out a great combination that gave you the battery life and/or performance you crave, the Steam Deck wouldn’t save those settings per game.

You’d have to memorize them, and flick the toggles appropriately, every time you switched to a different game. That changes today.

Wednesday’s update now comes with per-game performance…

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