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More than half of all Steam users are running Windows 10

Windows 10 continues to grow as the most preferred OS for Steam gamers

By Derek Strickland on Jan 3, 2017 at 08:36 am CST - 1 min, 22 secs reading time

Steam's December 2016 Hardware Survey sees Microsoft's latest cross-platform Windows 10 continue as the preferred operating system among Steam gamers.

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The data indicates Windows 10 adoption has jumped by 0.73% throughout the month, putting the modern OS at 50.35% of all Steam users. Most gamers, all 49.10% of them, are using Windows 10 64-bit, with at tiny fraction of 1.25% of users stuck with Win 10 32-bit.

Despite Windows 10 now technically running on more than half of all Steam user's machines, Windows 7 is still quite popular at 33.8% of total Windows users (64-bit and 32-bit combined).

All in all the latest hardware survey is pretty much more of the same. More gamers use NVIDIA cards (58.8%) over AMD video cards (23.28%) with a whopping 17.41% of gamers using Intel integrated graphics; Intel CPUs are favored at an adoption rate of 77.2% over AMD's CPUs, which are at 22.8% (that could change with AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs); about 33% of all Steam gamers have 8GB of RAM; 37% of Steam players game at 1920 x 1080, but almost 25% of the userbase is still gaming at 1366 x 768; and most Steam gamers use an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 for their desktop gaming needs.

Be sure to check the full hardware survey for all the figures and stats.

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Last updated: Sep 1, 2017 at 06:06 am CDT

Derek Strickland

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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