The Steam Deck with an external graphics card? This is how this ‘youtuber’ managed to get 4K and 60 FPS on his console

Have you ever wondered if you can achieve 4K resolution and 60 FPS while playing on the Steam Deck? Well, apparently it is possible. Of course, the result has a trick, and that is that an inconvenient process is required to get it. This has been proven by youtuber ETA Prime, which in a video shows step by step how to achieve this. Spoiler: It’s not easy…nor cheap.

The video uploaded to the channel ETA Premier It lasts 10 minutes. Meanwhile, we see the man successfully connect a Radeon RX 6900 XT video card to the M.2 port of the device. This was achieved by removing the SSD drive from the Steam Deck and replacing it with the card.

ETA Prime points out that, although it has tried to use Nvidia cards of different generations, none managed to work with the Steam Deck. This left him with the only option of using a Radeon card. Of course, the Radeon RX 6900 XT had to be connected to an adapter with which it was possible to connect it to the console. In addition, an external power supply was required to power the video card.

“Why? Because We Can”

This is how ETA Prime described its ingenious invention. Of course, this takes away from the grace of the Steam Deck, which is to be a PC video game portable. However, demonstrates customization capabilities that exist with this interesting device. “It’s definitely overkill,” ETA Prime says in its video.