AMD Adrenalin software runs on the Steam Deck

AMD Adrenalin software runs on the Steam Deck

Valve, last month, finally released the drivers needed to run Windows 10 on its "portable console" Steam Deck, albeit not completely. In fact, the necessary files have been provided for GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and SD card reader, while those for audio are still missing. Recall that the device is equipped with a customized AMD SoC, consisting of four Zen 2 CPU cores with SMT running at a base frequency of 2.4GHz and Boost of 3.5GHz, accompanied by an integrated RDNA 2 GPU with eight computing units and a maximum clock of 1.6GHz.

Since this is basically a small PC, Twitter user @TheSmcelrea tried to install the latest version of AMD Adrenalin Software on the Steam Deck, compared to the specific drivers provided by Valve, discovering, as confirmed also through the publication of a screenshot, that it works correctly, also allowing you to view the control panel and activate some exclusive features of AMD, such as Radeon Chill and Anti-Lag.

Holy Sh * t it works

(not april fools btw)

- AD102GaveMeIndigestion (@TheSmcelrea) April 1, 2022

However, using generic drivers could potentially lead to to some problems, as it is possible that some unique features of Steam Deck are not exploited, as well as introduce instability in the system. Precisely for this reason, their installation must be carried out at your own risk. It is not even said that Valve offers, with a future version of the drivers, the possibility to access the Adrenalin panel natively to change some settings.| ); }
Recently, a new Beta update was released which introduced several new features and improvements, including support for the fTPM functionality, thus allowing the installation of Windows 11. Among other notable changes, there is is the addition of the ability to use both trackpads at the same time to write, an option already present on the original Steam Controller and which should make typing much more comfortable. For more details about it, we suggest you to read our previous dedicated article.