Steam Deck Will Soon Be Able To Run Windows 11 With Support From AMD

Valve’s upcoming console ‘Steam Deck’ is expected to reach customers by the end of this year. The console is powered by AMD’s latest Zen2/RDNA2 APU codenamed Van Gogh. Due to the open-source platforms approach, Deck can support both Windows 10 and its own Arch Linux based SteamOS operating system. After the Windows 11 announcement, fans are curious to see whether Steam Deck will support Windows 11 or not.

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Zen2 microarchitecture fulfills Microsoft’s requirement of SecureBoot/TPM 2.0 for Windows 11. However, BIOS support is also required for TPM support.

There’s work looking at TPM just now. We’ve focused so much on Windows 10, so far, that we haven’t really gotten that far into it. Our expectation is that we can meet that.”

— Greg Coomer, Valve Steam Deck designer

Steam Deck’s development team is pretty positive about the console supporting Windows 11. If Steam Deck officially supports TPM, then it will truly be a truly multi-OS console, possibly with multi-boot functionality. Moreover, the variety of game launchers and emulators available for each platform might give birth to a unique handheld console.

Via PC Gamer