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Steam Survey September 2016 – Adoption of Windows 10 slows down

Each and every month, Steam conducts a survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software its customers are using. And according to the September hardware survey, Microsoft’s Windows 10 64bit – while still remaining the most popular OS – seems to be losing its steam. And unexpectedly, NVIDIA and Intel have – once again – slightly increased their dominance.


According to the survey, 57.8% of Steam users are using an NVIDIA GPU, while 24.06% are using an AMD/ATI GPU. Moreover 17.7% of Steam users are using an Intel integrated GPU. Compared to August’s numbers, NVIDIA got a 0.24% increase, AMD saw a 0.38% decrease and – surprisingly enough – Intel saw a 0.14% increase.

Moving on to the CPU side, 77.77% of the survey-takers prefer Intel’s CPUs, while 22.23% prefer AMD’s CPUs. In other words, Intel saw a 0.37% increase and AMD saw a similar decrease.

Regarding the CPU configurations that Steam-survey takers use, 46.7% of them own a quad-core CPU, while 46.73% own a dual-core CPU. Only 4.54% has a CPU with more than four CPU cores, and 2.03% is still on a single-core CPU.


Furthermore, 33% of the survey-takers own 8GB of RAM, 34% still use GPUs with 1GB of VRAM, and the 37% use 1080p as their native resolution.