The Steam Deck is essentially a console, but with access to a plethora of intricate settings right from its native interface. If terms like “TDP limit” and “dynamic shading” seemed intimidating to you, Valve has now made them more user-friendly, allowing you to understand their purpose without having to consult Google!
In the latest beta version of the Steam client, performance menus have been enhanced. Each menu item now comes with its own icon and an explanatory window. This feature lets you peek into the specific function of each setting and how it impacts the device’s performance—whether it boosts efficiency or extends battery life, for example.
According to Steam Deck designer Lawrence Yang, it’s a minor addition that he personally appreciates. It proves handy for those who don’t mind tinkering with settings but aren’t necessarily “super tech-savvy,” much like Yang himself.