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The Steam Deck can now run your Xbox 360 games, how is it performing?

The Steam Deck is being a success in sales, due to the fact that it offers a very interesting combo between portable console powerful and affordable price. And it is that, taking into account the competition, the €419 of the most basic Steam Deck with 64GB, they have no rival. And as for its power, we can assure you that Steam Deck perfectly emulates Xbox 360 games.

Valve’s console is considered to be a very useful device to play even the latest released games. In fact, the Spiderman Remastered that arrived a few days ago to PC is fully playable on the Steam Deck. But not only that, but it has enough power to emulate any console Switch, PS3 either Xbox 360. Of these latest consoles, it should be noted that the Rockstar game, Red Dead Redemption, was barely playable a few months ago in the RPCS3 emulator from PS3. However, the latest update of the Xenia emulator for the Xbox 360 console has come to change this result.

Xbox 360 emulation with Steam Deck: Playable Red Dead Redemption

Taking a look at the video, we see that the Steam Deck is now capable of running one of the most demanding games on emulate of the Xbox 360, the Red Dead Redemption 1. Although in March 2022 videos were published where the Valve console barely managed to 10fps in this title, now it is totally different. And it is that, using Xeniathe emulator Xbox 360in its latest version Canary and using the operating system Windowsthe performance is amazing.

We are talking about perfectly emulating Red Dead Redemption, getting stable 30 FPS, with the odd drop of a couple of frames. Even so, we are talking about incredible performance, considering that even the mid range computers current had to suffer to achieve a stable 30 FPS in this title. Having said that, we see a consumption of between 60 and 70% CPU usagealthough the graph does not show its frequency or its use.

Valve’s console achieves 60 FPS in games like Burnout Revenge

Valve Steam Deck Xenia Emulator Burnout Paradise

But not only has RDR been tested, as Burnout Revenge, Fable 2, Forza Horizon 2, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD, Perfect Dark Zero and Condemned: Criminal Origins have also been emulated. Of all these, Burnout Revenge manages to emulate 60fps with a 40% of use of CPUs on average, so there is still room. In the case of fable 2 this reaches 30fps with a fifty% of processor utilization, while ForzaHorizon 2 hold these values. Perfect Dark Zeroa true Microsoft classic, once again achieves 30fps stable and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD reaches the 60fps. We thus end with Condemned: Criminal Originswhich gives us a strange result, since it works at about 45fps but with a use of CPUs of only one twenty%.

Steam Deck Metal Gear Solid 60 FPS

With all this, we can sum up that the Xbox 360 emulation experience on Steam Deck is amazing. And it is that, it emulates these games at the same speed as the original console and, in cases like Red Dead Redemption, it gives even more FPS, because on the Xbox 360 there were constant drops. If you wonder how it could be that Xbox 360 emulation on Valve’s console has improved so much, this is thanks to Xenia Canary.

The last version Canary of this emulator offers a Esports Extrasntic performance increase, since they talk about improvements of Come in the fifty% and the 90%. And it is that, using this, we can see that the Steam Deck with CPU Zen 2 Y RDNA 2 GPU beside 16 GB of RAM, is able to emulate the Xbox 360 perfectly. In case you are interested, here is the Xenia Canary GitHub to be able to download this Xbox 360 emulator for free.

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