What we are experiencing is one of the hottest summers in recent years, and with the infernal temperatures of the last few days even our "consoles friends" could have some difficulties and run into some malfunction. And in the case of Steam deck, Valve has seen fit to inform players with some guidelines.
A bit more detail about this - Steam Deck's APU runs well at temperatures up to 100 ° C. At 100 ° C, it will start to throttle performance, and at 105 ° C it will shut down. Again, this is to protect itself (and you) from damage.
- Steam Deck (@OnDeck) July 19th, 2022
“For our friends in the midst of a hot blast, a little note about Steam Deck and high temperatures. The console performs at its best at an ambient temperature between 0 ° and 35 ° C. If temperatures were to be higher than that, the Steam Deck could begin to degrade performance to protect itself.
Further details, the Steam Deck APU performs well up to temperatures of 100 ° C. Once this threshold is reached, it will start to decrease performance, and at 105 ° C it will turn off. This happens to protect herself (and you) from potential harm. "
And Valve isn't the only one to warn its users about the risks of high summer temperatures. Also Nintendo recently issued an alert on its Japanese Twitter account. (Machine translation may have errors)
気 温 が 高 い 場所 で Nintendo Switch を 使用 す る と 、 本体 の 温度 が 高 く な る 場合 が あ り ま す 。5 ～ 35 ℃ の 場所 で 使用 し て く だ さ い。
- 任天堂 サ ポ ー ト (@nintendo_cs) July 11th, 2022
"If you use Nintendo Switch in a warm place, the temperature of the main unit may rise. Please use it in temperatures around 5 and 35 ℃. Also, if the intake and exhaust ports are blocked, the temperature of the main unit may rise. In that case, clean up the intake and exhaust ports."