There are lots of clones of the Steam Deck, the hand-held console that’s taking the gaming scene by storm. However what’s enjoyable about that? The true nature of PC gaming is to construct your personal machine. And somebody simply took that philosophy to coronary heart and made a DIY gaming handheld that may run Home windows video games.
Reddit consumer SerMumble has put collectively a system permitting them to play video games on the go. The construct itself incorporates many aftermarket components, together with a compact ASRock motherboard that’s meant for tiny PCs and a tiny keyboard, in addition to a 3D-printed case, batteries, and a 9-inch show. The pc itself runs an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U with eight cores and 16 threads, in addition to a Radeon Vega 7 built-in GPU, 32 GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
These specs might be tweaked, because it’s simply utilizing a repurposed desktop motherboard — it permits as much as 64GB of SODIMM DDR4 reminiscence and extra storage and connectivity because of the presence of m.2 slots. Battery life isn’t too nice, although. The creator stories it at “1-5.5hrs” with regular lithium-ion battery cells.
It’s a really cool challenge, and it’s even fairly versatile. If you happen to’d like one thing higher than AMD’s Ryzen 4000 APUs, ASRock additionally has numerous motherboards that can be utilized in a challenge like this touting Ryzen 5000U-series chips.
With regards to DIY, the restrict actually is your creativeness — and this challenge proves that not even a Steam Deck-like gadget might be out of your attain. It’d look extra like a Frankenstein challenge than a sport console, although.