Steam Hardware & Software Survey: March 2014

Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer.


PC Video card usage by mfg
October 2012 - March 2014
51.94%
16.66%
31.03%
0.37%
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DX10/11 Systems (Vista/Win7/8 + DX10/11 GPU)
9.67% are DX10, 65.65% are DX11
October 2012 - March 2014
65.65%
9.67%
8.03%
1.51%
0.9%
0.22%
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PC Processor usage by manufacturer
October 2012 - March 2014
26.23%
73.77%
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PC Number of CPUs per computer
4 CPU adoption trend: +2.970% (18 mos)
October 2012 - March 2014
4.73%
44.22%
47.67%
3.38%
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Mac Hardware ownership
October 2012 - March 2014
53.05%
24.31%
16.92%
2.34%
3.37%
0.01%
Mac System RAM
October 2012 - March 2014
49.17%
45.49%
0.42%
4.6%
0.32%

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March 2014 (click line item to see more detail)
ITEM
MOST POPULAR
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
OS Version
  
0.00% 
0.00% 

OSX Hardware Model Summary
MacBookPro 
53.05% 
-0.11% 

MacBookPro
53.05%
-0.11%

iMac
24.31%
+0.43%

MacBookAir
13.19%
-0.18%

MacBook
3.73%
-0.08%

MacMini
3.37%
-0.20%

MacPro
2.34%
+0.16%

Other
0.01%
-0.01%

OSX Version
MacOS 10.9.2 64 bit 
44.73% 
+42.08% 

MacOS 10.9.2 64 bit
44.73%
+42.08%

MacOS 10.9.1 64 bit
20.59%
-37.99%

MacOS 10.8.5 64 bit
11.23%
-0.83%

MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit
9.38%
-0.67%

MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit
6.92%
-0.51%

MacOS 10.9.0 64 bit
3.43%
-1.92%

MacOS 10.8.4 64 bit
1.57%
0.00%

Other
2.16%
-0.15%

System RAM (OSX)
4 GB 
45.49% 
+0.51% 

1 GB
0.32%
0.00%

2 GB
4.60%
-0.37%

3 GB
0.42%
+0.05%

4 GB
45.49%
+0.51%

5 GB
0.14%
-0.05%

6 GB
0.58%
-0.09%

7 GB
0.02%
0.00%

8 GB
33.32%
-0.24%

9 GB
0.03%
0.00%

10 GB
0.24%
-0.05%

11 GB
0.00%
0.00%

12 GB and higher
14.85%
+0.23%

Intel CPU Speeds (OSX)
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
49.85% 
-0.15% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
4.81%
+0.15%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.21%
-0.03%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
0.92%
-0.10%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
6.76%
-0.09%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
9.90%
-0.31%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
49.85%
-0.15%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
16.33%
+0.29%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
7.18%
+0.06%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
3.85%
+0.13%

3.7 Ghz and above
0.15%
+0.03%

Physical CPUs (OSX)
2 cpus 
61.12% 
-0.33% 

1 cpu
0.01%
0.00%

2 cpus
61.12%
-0.33%

3 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

4 cpus
38.11%
+0.35%

6 cpus
0.15%
+0.06%

8 cpus
0.52%
-0.08%

12 cpus
0.08%
0.00%

Video Card Description (OSX)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
24.36% 
0.00% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
24.36%
0.00%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
14.15%
-0.02%

Intel HD Graphics 5000
5.81%
-0.03%

ATI Radeon HD 6750M
5.28%
-0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce 320M
4.89%
-0.14%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
4.79%
+0.15%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
4.49%
-0.50%

Intel Iris Graphics 5100
3.62%
+0.36%

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
3.28%
+0.24%

ATI Radeon HD 6770M
2.84%
-0.23%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
2.31%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
2.14%
+0.07%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1.97%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
1.71%
+0.27%

ATI Radeon HD 6970M
1.47%
-0.14%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
1.45%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
1.36%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
0.98%
+0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
0.95%
-0.03%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
0.91%
-0.01%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
0.82%
-0.12%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
0.74%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M
0.70%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
0.68%
+0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
0.59%
+0.02%

ATI Radeon HD 6490M
0.54%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
0.53%
-0.07%

Intel Ironlake (Mobile)
0.53%
-0.02%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
0.52%
-0.02%

Other
5.58%
+0.70%

VRAM (OSX)
1024 MB 
39.33% 
+0.62% 

128 MB
1.50%
-0.04%

256 MB
18.35%
-0.87%

288 MB
1.38%
-0.11%

416 MB
2.92%
+0.07%

451 MB
7.89%
+0.02%

512 MB
14.26%
+0.42%

579 MB
1.90%
-0.10%

1024 MB
39.33%
+0.62%

1156 MB
4.37%
-0.19%

1284 MB
0.95%
+0.05%

2047 MB
4.58%
+0.26%

Other
2.52%
-0.12%

Primary Display Resolution (OSX)
1280 x 800 
30.11% 
+0.17% 

1280 x 800
30.11%
+0.17%

1280 x 1024
0.29%
+0.02%

1366 x 768
3.84%
+0.10%

1440 x 900
27.05%
-0.26%

1600 x 900
0.38%
-0.10%

1680 x 1050
6.09%
-0.19%

1920 x 1080
15.75%
+0.81%

1920 x 1200
4.66%
-0.23%

2560 x 1440
9.64%
-0.20%

Other
2.20%
+0.33%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution (OSX)
3840 x 2160 
30.55% 
+4.99% 

2560 x 1600
7.65%
-0.66%

2880 x 1800
13.31%
+0.82%

3360 x 2100
7.01%
-1.62%

3840 x 2160
30.55%
+4.99%

3840 x 2400
11.19%
-1.11%

5120 x 2880
18.20%
-1.05%

Other
12.09%
-1.37%

Microphones (OSX)
Yes 
76.02% 
-0.80% 

Yes
76.02%
-0.80%

Unknown
12.49%
+0.81%

No
11.49%
-0.01%

Language (OSX)
English 
76.83% 
-0.22% 

English
76.83%
-0.22%

Russian
4.25%
+0.36%

French
3.51%
+0.08%

German
2.98%
-0.10%

Spanish
2.55%
-0.40%

Swedish
1.57%
-0.04%

Portuguese
1.39%
-0.01%

Italian
1.36%
+0.07%

Danish
1.01%
+0.09%

Simplified Chinese
0.86%
-0.07%

Dutch
0.77%
+0.06%

Japanese
0.73%
+0.06%

Korean
0.45%
+0.02%

Finnish
0.34%
+0.06%

Polish
0.32%
-0.02%

Brazilian Portuguese
0.26%
-0.02%

Czech
0.21%
+0.02%

Turkish
0.21%
+0.01%

Traditional Chinese
0.09%
-0.04%

Hungarian
0.08%
+0.03%

Norwegian
0.07%
+0.01%

Thai
0.05%
+0.01%

Greek
0.04%
+0.02%

Ukrainian
0.02%
+0.01%

Romanian
0.02%
+0.01%

Unknown
0.01%
-0.01%

Bulgarian
0.01%
0.00%

Free Hard Drive Space (OSX)
10 GB to 99 GB 
29.04% 
-0.53% 

Less than 10 GB
4.19%
+0.51%

10 GB to 99 GB
29.04%
-0.53%

100 GB to 249 GB
23.44%
+0.16%

250 GB to 499 GB
24.63%
+0.10%

500 GB to 749 GB
8.37%
-0.24%

750 GB to 999 GB
6.71%
+0.06%

Above 1 TB
3.62%
-0.04%

Total Hard Drive Space (OSX)
250 GB to 499 GB 
35.54% 
-0.10% 

10 GB to 99 GB
1.55%
+0.02%

100 GB to 249 GB
29.30%
+0.14%

250 GB to 499 GB
35.54%
-0.10%

500 GB to 749 GB
8.87%
-0.43%

750 GB to 999 GB
12.53%
+0.43%

Above 1 TB
12.20%
-0.07%

Network Speed (OSX)
Unspecified 
39.38% 
+2.36% 

Unspecified
39.38%
+2.36%

33.6 Kbps
1.60%
+0.09%

56.0 Kbps
2.06%
-0.15%

112.0 Kbps
0.44%
-0.12%

256.0 Kbps
3.41%
-0.31%

768.0 Kbps
4.37%
-0.55%

1,024.0 Kbps
3.13%
-0.02%

2,048.0 Kbps
24.77%
-0.73%

10,000.0 Kbps
20.83%
-0.57%

Other Settings (OSX)
SSE3 
100.00% 
0.00% 

SSE3
100.00%
0.00%

SSE2
100.00%
0.00%

FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%

SSE4.1
97.43%
+0.02%

SSE4.2
81.48%
+0.84%

HyperThreading
68.21%
+0.23%

SSE4a
0.04%
+0.03%

NTFS
0.00%
0.00%