Steam Hardware & Software Survey: July 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
February 2013 - July 2014
50.93%
18.89%
29.8%
0.38%
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DX10/11 Systems (Vista/Win7/8 + DX10/11 GPU)
9.18% are DX10, 11.8% are DX11
February 2013 - July 2014
11.8%
9.18%
9.63%
1.45%
0.96%
0.19%
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PC Processor usage by manufacturer
February 2013 - July 2014
25.6%
74.4%
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PC Number of CPUs per computer
4 CPU adoption trend: +0.740% (18 mos)
February 2013 - July 2014
4.61%
43.49%
48.63%
3.27%
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Mac Hardware ownership
February 2013 - July 2014
53.51%
24.07%
16.84%
2.12%
3.42%
0.03%
Mac System RAM
February 2013 - July 2014
50.96%
44.07%
0.35%
4.33%
0.29%

Linux Only Use the dropdown to filter by platform or view combined stats.
July 2014 (click line item to see more detail)
ITEM
MOST POPULAR
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
OS Version
  
0.00% 
0.00% 

Linux Version
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit 
32.77% 
-3.75% 

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit
32.77%
-3.75%

Linux 3.10 64 bit
7.75%
+0.66%

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit
7.45%
+2.04%

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
5.57%
-0.46%

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit
5.26%
+5.26%

Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS 64 bit
5.05%
-0.39%

Other
36.15%
+0.71%

System RAM (Linux)
3 GB 
19.02% 
-0.13% 

Less than 512 MB
0.19%
+0.03%

512 Mb to 999 MB
1.49%
-0.09%

1 GB
2.90%
-0.32%

2 GB
7.31%
-0.01%

3 GB
19.02%
-0.13%

4 GB
12.58%
-1.19%

5 GB
4.28%
-0.01%

6 GB
3.33%
+0.08%

7 GB
14.62%
+0.40%

8 GB
17.44%
+0.25%

9 GB
0.24%
-0.13%

10 GB
0.31%
+0.10%

11 GB
0.40%
+0.06%

12 GB and higher
15.47%
+0.92%

Processor Vendor (Linux)
GenuineIntel 
77.25% 
+0.12% 

GenuineIntel
77.25%
+0.12%

AuthenticAMD
22.75%
-0.12%

Intel CPU Speeds (Linux)
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
23.15% 
-0.71% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.75%
-0.16%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.90%
-0.16%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
3.59%
+0.07%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
5.17%
-0.14%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
10.56%
+0.01%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
23.15%
-0.71%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
6.34%
-0.08%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
8.75%
+0.66%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
12.22%
+0.34%

3.7 Ghz and above
5.83%
+0.31%

AMD CPU Speeds (Linux)
3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz 
4.89% 
+0.25% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.51%
+0.08%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.29%
-0.01%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
1.34%
+0.13%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
1.07%
+0.14%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
2.17%
-0.29%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
2.38%
+0.08%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
2.37%
-0.51%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
4.50%
-0.04%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
4.89%
+0.25%

3.7 Ghz and above
3.23%
+0.06%

Physical CPUs (Linux)
2 cpus 
47.99% 
-1.06% 

1 cpu
3.94%
-0.37%

2 cpus
47.99%
-1.06%

3 cpus
0.78%
-0.10%

4 cpus
40.68%
+1.13%

6 cpus
3.83%
+0.66%

8 cpus
2.74%
-0.17%

12 cpus
0.03%
-0.04%

24 cpus
0.01%
+0.01%

Video Card Description (Linux)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
5.95% 
-0.39% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
5.95%
-0.39%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
4.07%
-0.05%

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express
2.38%
+0.20%

Intel HD Graphics 4600
2.30%
+0.15%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
2.22%
+0.31%

Intel HD Graphics 4400
1.97%
+0.38%

Intel Ironlake (Mobile)
1.89%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1.77%
+0.16%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
1.62%
+0.18%

Intel HD Graphics 2000
1.58%
-0.33%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.43%
+0.22%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
1.33%
+0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
1.21%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1.10%
-0.01%

Intel HD Graphics 2500
1.06%
-0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
1.03%
+0.03%

Mobile Intel 965 Express
1.02%
-0.25%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
0.97%
-0.20%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
0.93%
+0.21%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
0.92%
-0.19%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
0.92%
-0.05%

AMD Radeon HD 7850
0.90%
+0.20%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
0.85%
+0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
0.81%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
0.81%
-0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
0.80%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
0.78%
+0.18%

NVIDIA GeForce 210
0.77%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
0.77%
-0.25%

NVIDIA GeForce 9800
0.76%
-0.15%

AMD Radeon HD 7770
0.76%
0.00%

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
0.75%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
0.75%
+0.09%

AMD Radeon HD 6870
0.73%
+0.18%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600
0.73%
-0.19%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
0.70%
-0.08%

AMD Radeon HD 5770
0.69%
-0.15%

AMD Radeon HD 8800 Series
0.67%
+0.67%

AMD Radeon HD 6850
0.63%
-0.10%

AMD Radeon HD 6490M
0.62%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 7970
0.61%
+0.03%

Mobile Intel 945GM Express
0.61%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
0.61%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
0.61%
+0.61%

AMD Radeon HD 7670M
0.57%
-0.07%

NVIDIA GeForce 610M
0.56%
+0.56%

AMD Radeon HD 7870
0.56%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce 9500
0.54%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
0.53%
-0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
0.53%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
0.52%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6950
0.52%
+0.52%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
0.51%
+0.51%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
0.51%
-0.18%

Other
40.27%
+0.37%

VRAM (Linux)
1024 MB 
33.82% 
+0.51% 

128 MB
0.61%
+0.61%

256 MB
3.36%
-0.10%

512 MB
10.02%
-1.44%

768 MB
0.88%
-0.10%

896 MB
2.04%
-0.25%

1023 MB
3.06%
+0.01%

1024 MB
33.82%
+0.51%

1280 MB
2.78%
+0.54%

1536 MB
2.09%
-0.01%

2047 MB
0.96%
+0.43%

2048 MB
32.83%
0.00%

3072 MB
3.00%
-0.30%

4096 MB
2.84%
+0.60%

Other
1.71%
-0.53%

Primary Display Resolution (Linux)
1920 x 1080 
33.22% 
-0.13% 

1024 x 600
1.22%
-0.17%

1024 x 768
1.87%
+0.36%

1280 x 800
4.00%
-0.31%

1280 x 1024
5.20%
-0.23%

1360 x 768
1.39%
-0.12%

1366 x 768
24.35%
-0.12%

1440 x 900
3.84%
+0.24%

1600 x 900
5.93%
+0.32%

1600 x 1200
0.51%
-0.14%

1680 x 1050
5.97%
-0.22%

1920 x 1080
33.22%
-0.13%

1920 x 1200
4.52%
-0.08%

2560 x 1440
1.22%
+0.12%

Other
6.77%
+0.48%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution (Linux)
3840 x 1080 
22.27% 
+0.76% 

1920 x 1080
3.08%
-0.19%

3200 x 1080
7.18%
-0.98%

3286 x 1080
3.59%
-0.30%

3600 x 1080
5.35%
+0.06%

3840 x 1080
22.27%
+0.76%

3840 x 1200
4.78%
+0.22%

Other
53.76%
+9.45%

Microphones (Linux)
Yes 
70.22% 
-0.77% 

Yes
70.22%
-0.77%

No
23.31%
+0.80%

Unknown
6.47%
-0.03%

Language (Linux)
English 
86.39% 
-0.14% 

English
86.39%
-0.14%

Russian
4.14%
-0.06%

German
2.47%
+0.32%

Spanish
1.69%
-0.07%

French
1.65%
-0.41%

Brazilian Portuguese
0.93%
+0.23%

Polish
0.75%
+0.05%

Italian
0.46%
-0.06%

Simplified Chinese
0.24%
+0.03%

Czech
0.23%
-0.15%

Ukrainian
0.20%
+0.03%

Hungarian
0.16%
+0.03%

Japanese
0.12%
+0.04%

Finnish
0.12%
+0.06%

Swedish
0.09%
+0.03%

Portuguese
0.06%
-0.05%

Korean
0.06%
+0.04%

Dutch
0.06%
+0.02%

Turkish
0.04%
+0.01%

Greek
0.04%
+0.02%

Traditional Chinese
0.03%
0.00%

Bulgarian
0.02%
-0.01%

Romanian
0.02%
+0.01%

Norwegian
0.01%
+0.01%

Thai
0.01%
+0.01%

Danish
0.01%
-0.02%

Free Hard Drive Space (Linux)
10 GB to 99 GB 
39.69% 
+0.07% 

Less than 10 GB
10.14%
-0.19%

10 GB to 99 GB
39.69%
+0.07%

100 GB to 249 GB
22.40%
-0.02%

250 GB to 499 GB
16.47%
-0.52%

500 GB to 749 GB
4.98%
+0.36%

750 GB to 999 GB
4.23%
+0.14%

Above 1 TB
2.03%
+0.14%

Total Hard Drive Space (Linux)
100 GB to 249 GB 
30.70% 
-0.54% 

Less than 10 GB
0.91%
-0.10%

10 GB to 99 GB
27.64%
+0.26%

100 GB to 249 GB
30.70%
-0.54%

250 GB to 499 GB
23.46%
-0.59%

500 GB to 749 GB
5.52%
+0.15%

750 GB to 999 GB
8.43%
+0.80%

Above 1 TB
3.34%
+0.03%

Network Speed (Linux)
10,000.0 Kbps 
35.50% 
-0.92% 

Unspecified
12.20%
+1.09%

33.6 Kbps
0.41%
+0.07%

56.0 Kbps
0.68%
-0.01%

112.0 Kbps
0.59%
+0.07%

256.0 Kbps
4.47%
+0.14%

768.0 Kbps
6.89%
-0.20%

1,024.0 Kbps
4.72%
+0.26%

2,048.0 Kbps
34.54%
-0.49%

10,000.0 Kbps
35.50%
-0.92%

Other Settings (Linux)
SSE2 
100.00% 
0.00% 

FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%

SSE2
100.00%
0.00%

SSE3
99.42%
-0.03%

SSE4.1
72.05%
+0.86%

SSE4.2
65.05%
+0.98%

HyperThreading
44.38%
-0.35%

SSE4a
20.03%
+0.39%

NTFS
0.00%
0.00%