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AMD has recently released a new APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) that has apparently blown away the Steam Deck in GPU benchmarks. The new APU, codenamed "Llano", combines a CPU and a GPU on a single chip and is aimed at the mid-range market.

Performance-wise, it has reportedly outperformed the Steam Deck by a wide margin in a number of tests, including 3DMark and 3DMark Vantage. According to AMD, the new APU is capable of delivering up to twice the performance of the Steam Deck at the same price point.

This is good news for AMD, as it puts them firmly back in the game regarding the mid-range market. With the Llano APU, AMD hopes to make a strong push into the mid-range market and hopefully regain some of their lost market share.

Performance Compared

The new APU has almost double the performance of the Steam Deck, which give a lot of hope for the Future Steam Deck APU being worked on by Valve and AMD code named Little Phoenix.

The "Little Phoenix" is rumored to launch in late 2023
Source: AMD/TowardsDataScience


  • 3DMark Time Spy benchmark: 3,000 points
  • 8.9 TFLOPs
  • 768 RDNA 3-spec shader cores


  • 3DMark Time Spy benchmark: 2,400 points
  • 3.68 TFLOPs
  • 768 RDNA 3-spec shader cores

Steam Deck

  • 3DMark Time Spy benchmark: 1,700 points
  • 1.6 TFLOPs
  • 512 RDNA 2-spec shader cores


The new GPU part of the APU has 768 RDNA 3-spec shader cores. And there are 32 render outputs. Its maximum clock speed can reach up to 2.9 GHz. with 8.9 TFLOPs. The Steam Deck, on the other hand, has 512 RDNA 2-spec shader cores. It has 16 render outputs, while its processing performance is at 1.6 TFLOPs.

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