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Here's the Street Fighter 6 Demo running on the Steam Deck and some tips to make it run more consistently

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • April 27, 2023 at 6:17 p.m. PDT • Comments: 7

Unless you own a decently strong laptop, it appears that a Steam Deck will offer the best place to take Street Fighter 6 on the go with.

Now that the Street Fighter 6 Demo has come to PC this week as well, we can get a better look at how the game runs on the Steam Deck as well as hear some advice from users as to how to make it run more consistently.

When the demo first apparently went live, many Steam Deck owners were hit with a crash on startup, but that's since been fixed by making SF6 run under the Proton Experimental settings according to Valve's Lawrence Yang.

As to how it runs, Chris Okamura recorded some footage of the SF6 Demo running on the PC normal settings, but it seems the Steam Deck isn't quite powerful enough to make the game run at 60 frames per second since it's maxing out the GPU at around 55 fps.

Okamura also suggests that the "custom" graphics settings suggested by the Steam OS for SF6 should do the trick to keep the demo running at 60 fps in Versus mode while dropping the GPU strain down to about 60%.

For those who wish to tinker around with the settings themselves, we've seen suggestions for turning the shader and effects quality to low but keep everything else at normal to hit 60 fps at 700p resolution.

We don't have any information as to how the input lag is currently when running Street Fighter 6 on the Steam Deck, but there are some new tests that suggest running the game at 60 Hz has slightly more delay than it does on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

These are pretty strong early results for the prospect of easily being able to take Street Fighter 6 anywhere you go, and hopefully it can serve as a good practice machine at the least for those who own a Steam Deck.

Street Fighter 6 is still on track to release June 2, 2023 for the PC, PlayStation 4, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

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