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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.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email