The notebook PC offers a more stable experience than many more powerful computers thanks to its closed hardware.
Elden Ring is one of the best-rated games of recent years and is also a bestseller , but there is a black spot that FromSoftware has not yet fixed with its updates : certain performance issues that also affect PCs, especially stuttering , something which many gamers punished in their Steam ratings . However, the Steam Deck is closed hardware and Valve has been able to make optimizations specific to the game , improving the experience among early adopters of this laptop.
Pierre-Loup Griffais of Valve recently published the improvements made with the preview version that are now available to all users. In conversation with Eurogamer , Griffais explains the adjustments made to Linux/Proton and specifically to the Steam Deck GPU/driver , although not all the problems come from the shaders but from the creation of thousands of resources in certain situations “what I was doing that our memory manager would go into overdrive trying to handle it.
Steam Deck is a very good option to play Elden Ring
The results on Steam Deck are similar to those on PlayStation 4, except for the resolution -720p at 30fps- and Valve’s solution achieves 33.3ms, which gives a smoother experience than FromSoftware’s option, although we can see a drop in the frame rate per second when there are many enemies on the screen or during the fight with large creatures. “Steam’s machine outperforms Xbox One S in sustaining performance and visuals, which is quite an achievement for an AMD APU capped at 15W. At least at launch, Steam Deck delivers a more consistent level of performance than many PCs .” powerful “.
“A completely portable Elden Ring is extremely convincing and adds more appeal to Valve’s device,” the conclusions say. ” The only real negative is battery life – with the 30fps cap coupled with tweaked settings, you’ll still struggle to get two hours of gameplay before you run out of juice.”