Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) was released in Q4/2023 and has 4 cores. The processor can process 8 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket FF3.
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh).

Name: Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
Family: AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
CPU group: AMD Sephiroth (Steam Deck Refresh 2023) (1)
Architecture: Sephiroth (Zen 2)
Segment: Mobile
Generation: 4
Predecessor: Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) has 4 cores. The clock frequency of the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) is 2.40 GHz (3.50 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 8
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 2.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 2.80 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) has an integrated graphics that the system can use to efficiently play back videos. The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) has the AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) installed, which has 8 streaming multiprocessors (512 shaders).

GPU name: AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck)
GPU frequency: 1.00 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.60 GHz
Compute units: 8
Shader: 512
Hardware Raytracing: No
Release date: Q3/2021
Max. displays: 2
Generation: --
Direct X: 12
Technology: 7 nm
Max. GPU Memory: 8 GB
Frame Generation: No

Hardware codec support

Processors with integrated graphics can process video codecs faster. Support for modern codecs can significantly increase system efficiency during video playback.

h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode / Encode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode / Encode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) supports a maximum of 16 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 102.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
LPDDR5-6400
102.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 16 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 8
PCIe Bandwidth: 7.9 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) has a TDP of 15 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 15 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: 4 W
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) is made in 6 nm and has 6.00 MB cache.

Technology: 6 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: FF3
L2-Cache: 2.00 MB
L3-Cache: 4.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: SteamOS (Arch Linux)
Virtualization: AMD-V, SVM
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
Release date: Q4/2023
Release price: --
Part Number: 100-000000932
Documents: --

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
58
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
58
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
58
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
57
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
57
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
57
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
56

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-1355U Intel Core i7-1355U
10C 12T @ 5.00 GHz
287
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
284
Intel Core i5-8400 Intel Core i5-8400
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
283
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
275
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
275
Intel Core i5-8400T Intel Core i5-8400T
6C 6T @ 3.30 GHz
272
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
266

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Apple A12X Bionic Apple A12X Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
991
Apple A12Z Bionic Apple A12Z Bionic
8C 8T @ 2.49 GHz
991
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
981
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
975
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
975
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
975
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
974

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4430
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4415
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4412
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4359
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4359
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4332
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4329

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1302
AMD EPYC 7402 AMD EPYC 7402
24C 48T @ 3.35 GHz
1299
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1298
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1296
Intel Core i5-8365UE Intel Core i5-8365UE
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1296
Intel Core i3-8300 Intel Core i3-8300
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1296
Intel Core i5-8400H Intel Core i5-8400H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1296

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-10305T Intel Core i3-10305T
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4534
Google Tensor G3 Google Tensor G3
8C 8T @ 2.91 GHz
4533
Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
4524
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
4510
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3
6C 12T @ 2.80 GHz
4485
Intel Core i3-10105T Intel Core i3-10105T
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4484
Intel Core i3-10300T Intel Core i3-10300T
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4484

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3350G
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1664
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1664
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.30 GHz
1664
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) @ 1.60 GHz
1638
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
AMD Custom Radeon Graphics (Steam Deck) @ 1.60 GHz
1638
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (Renoir) @ 1.80 GHz
1612

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