Steam Deck With An External GPU Is Much More Powerful And Much Less Portable

by | Apr 13, 2022 | Gaming

A YouTuber has posted a 10-minute video detailing the steps needed to hook a Steam Deck console up to an external graphics card.

While the setup essentially robs the handheld gaming system of any portability–unless you’ve got really big hands that can hold both a Steam Deck and a GPU–it does provide a substantial boost in performance.

ETA Prime opened up the Steam Deck and removed the SSD storage from its M.2 expansion slot, replacing it with a Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU. After connecting the GPU to an adapter to make it fit, an external power supply was added and a copy of Windows 11 saved on a MicroSD card was used in tandem with games that were stored on an external SSD that was connected via USB-C.

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