But again, Rift Apart was supposedly a PS5 exclusive for reasons — and even the game’s minimum PC system requirements originally suggested you’d need a desktop Radeon RX 470 or better for 720p resolution at 30 frames per second when they were revealed two weeks back. Those desktop graphics cards aren’t directly comparable to the Steam Deck’s integrated GPU, but benchmark charts suggest they’d be a tier above in raw performance.
Perhaps Rift Apart has been particularly well optimized for the Deck’s custom AMD “Aerith” chip? Maybe it relies heavily on AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution and actually runs below 720p but with intelligent static upscaling.
All Valve is promising with the Steam Deck Verified badge is that it’s spot-checked the game — it launches and runs relatively smoothly at the developer’s default settings.