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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 | Gaming News | Posted: Jan 3, 2017 2:36 pm

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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NEWS SOURCES:Pcgamer.com, Store.steampowered.com

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