Steam Hardware & Software Survey: August 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
March 2013 - August 2014
51.06%
18.92%
29.65%
0.37%
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DX10/11 Systems (Vista/Win7/8 + DX10/11 GPU)
9.17% are DX10, 10.87% are DX11
March 2013 - August 2014
10.87%
9.17%
9.84%
1.42%
0.92%
0.18%
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PC Processor usage by manufacturer
March 2013 - August 2014
25.64%
74.36%
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PC Number of CPUs per computer
4 CPU adoption trend: +0.680% (18 mos)
March 2013 - August 2014
4.56%
43.26%
48.81%
3.37%
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Mac Hardware ownership
March 2013 - August 2014
52.83%
23.42%
18.28%
2.15%
3.31%
0.01%
Mac System RAM
March 2013 - August 2014
51.39%
43.84%
0.35%
4.14%
0.27%

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

Linux Version
Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit 
37.39% 
+32.13% 

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit
37.39%
+32.13%

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit
9.06%
+1.61%

Linux 3.10 64 bit
7.18%
-0.57%

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
5.58%
+5.58%

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit
4.90%
-27.87%

Other
35.89%
-0.26%

System RAM (Linux)
3 GB 
18.90% 
-0.12% 

Less than 512 MB
0.14%
-0.05%

512 Mb to 999 MB
1.33%
-0.16%

1 GB
3.35%
+0.45%

2 GB
6.08%
-1.23%

3 GB
18.90%
-0.12%

4 GB
12.75%
+0.17%

5 GB
4.39%
+0.11%

6 GB
3.34%
+0.01%

7 GB
15.01%
+0.39%

8 GB
18.02%
+0.58%

9 GB
0.28%
+0.04%

10 GB
0.20%
-0.11%

11 GB
0.39%
-0.01%

12 GB and higher
15.41%
-0.06%

Processor Vendor (Linux)
GenuineIntel 
77.65% 
+0.40% 

GenuineIntel
77.65%
+0.40%

AuthenticAMD
22.35%
-0.40%

Intel CPU Speeds (Linux)
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
23.45% 
+0.30% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.72%
-0.03%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.99%
+0.09%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
3.23%
-0.36%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
5.22%
+0.05%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
10.19%
-0.37%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
23.45%
+0.30%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
6.55%
+0.21%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
8.80%
+0.05%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
12.60%
+0.38%

3.7 Ghz and above
5.90%
+0.07%

AMD CPU Speeds (Linux)
3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz 
4.99% 
+0.10% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.46%
-0.05%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.32%
+0.03%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
1.10%
-0.24%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
0.96%
-0.11%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
2.13%
-0.04%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
2.34%
-0.04%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
2.42%
+0.05%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
4.45%
-0.05%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
4.99%
+0.10%

3.7 Ghz and above
3.18%
-0.05%

Physical CPUs (Linux)
2 cpus 
48.48% 
+0.49% 

1 cpu
3.59%
-0.35%

2 cpus
48.48%
+0.49%

3 cpus
0.81%
+0.03%

4 cpus
40.87%
+0.19%

5 cpus
0.01%
+0.01%

6 cpus
3.32%
-0.51%

8 cpus
2.88%
+0.14%

12 cpus
0.02%
-0.01%

16 cpus
0.01%
+0.01%

20 cpus
0.01%
+0.01%

Video Card Description (Linux)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
6.31% 
+0.36% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
6.31%
+0.36%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
4.21%
+0.14%

Intel HD Graphics 4600
2.53%
+0.23%

Intel HD Graphics 4400
2.24%
+0.27%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
2.17%
-0.05%

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express
1.94%
-0.44%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
1.72%
+0.10%

Intel Ironlake (Mobile)
1.72%
-0.17%

Intel HD Graphics 2000
1.69%
+0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1.66%
-0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.48%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1.36%
+0.26%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
1.28%
+0.07%

Intel HD Graphics 2500
1.22%
+0.16%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
1.21%
+0.18%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
1.20%
-0.13%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
1.04%
+0.27%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
1.02%
+0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
1.01%
+0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
0.98%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
0.97%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
0.96%
+0.15%

Mobile Intel 965 Express
0.95%
-0.07%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
0.95%
+0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
0.94%
+0.13%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
0.90%
+0.10%

AMD Radeon HD 7850
0.85%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
0.83%
+0.05%

AMD Radeon HD 5770
0.79%
+0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce 9800
0.78%
+0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 7770
0.76%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 6870
0.69%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce 210
0.68%
-0.09%

AMD Radeon HD 7670M
0.68%
+0.11%

AMD Radeon HD 6490M
0.67%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
0.66%
-0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
0.63%
+0.11%

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
0.63%
-0.12%

Mobile Intel 945GM Express
0.62%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
0.61%
+0.08%

AMD Radeon HD 7950
0.60%
+0.60%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
0.59%
+0.08%

AMD Radeon HD 7970
0.59%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600
0.59%
-0.14%

AMD Radeon HD 8800 Series
0.58%
-0.09%

AMD Radeon HD 6850
0.57%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce 610M
0.56%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 7870
0.56%
0.00%

Mobile Haswell - ULT GT1
0.56%
+0.56%

AMD Radeon HD 6670
0.55%
+0.55%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
0.54%
-0.07%

Other
40.18%
-0.09%

VRAM (Linux)
2048 MB 
35.59% 
+2.76% 

256 MB
3.20%
-0.16%

512 MB
9.27%
-0.75%

768 MB
0.82%
-0.06%

896 MB
1.99%
-0.05%

1023 MB
1.79%
-1.27%

1024 MB
35.20%
+1.38%

1280 MB
2.33%
-0.45%

1536 MB
2.27%
+0.18%

2047 MB
0.74%
-0.22%

2048 MB
35.59%
+2.76%

3072 MB
3.01%
+0.01%

4096 MB
2.13%
-0.71%

Other
1.67%
-0.04%

Primary Display Resolution (Linux)
1920 x 1080 
34.48% 
+1.26% 

1024 x 600
1.06%
-0.16%

1024 x 768
1.87%
0.00%

1280 x 800
3.42%
-0.58%

1280 x 1024
4.80%
-0.40%

1360 x 768
1.54%
+0.15%

1366 x 768
24.42%
+0.07%

1440 x 900
3.94%
+0.10%

1600 x 900
5.92%
-0.01%

1600 x 1200
0.50%
-0.01%

1680 x 1050
5.81%
-0.16%

1920 x 1080
34.48%
+1.26%

1920 x 1200
4.96%
+0.44%

2560 x 1440
1.34%
+0.12%

Other
5.94%
-0.83%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution (Linux)
3840 x 1080 
21.05% 
-1.22% 

1920 x 1080
4.53%
+1.45%

3200 x 1080
7.15%
-0.03%

3286 x 1080
4.01%
+0.42%

3360 x 1080
3.14%
+3.14%

3600 x 1080
3.84%
-1.51%

3840 x 1080
21.05%
-1.22%

3840 x 1200
6.28%
+1.50%

Other
50.00%
-3.76%

Microphones (Linux)
Yes 
70.67% 
+0.45% 

Yes
70.67%
+0.45%

No
22.97%
-0.34%

Unknown
6.37%
-0.10%

Language (Linux)
English 
86.62% 
+0.23% 

English
86.62%
+0.23%

Russian
4.28%
+0.14%

German
2.28%
-0.19%

French
1.90%
+0.25%

Spanish
1.23%
-0.46%

Brazilian Portuguese
0.83%
-0.10%

Italian
0.73%
+0.27%

Polish
0.55%
-0.20%

Simplified Chinese
0.34%
+0.10%

Czech
0.23%
0.00%

Hungarian
0.19%
+0.03%

Ukrainian
0.12%
-0.08%

Japanese
0.11%
-0.01%

Finnish
0.10%
-0.02%

Portuguese
0.09%
+0.03%

Turkish
0.09%
+0.05%

Swedish
0.08%
-0.01%

Norwegian
0.06%
+0.05%

Korean
0.05%
-0.01%

Danish
0.04%
+0.03%

Dutch
0.03%
-0.03%

Greek
0.03%
-0.01%

Traditional Chinese
0.02%
-0.01%

Bulgarian
0.01%
-0.01%

Thai
0.01%
0.00%

Free Hard Drive Space (Linux)
10 GB to 99 GB 
38.41% 
-1.28% 

Less than 10 GB
9.96%
-0.18%

10 GB to 99 GB
38.41%
-1.28%

100 GB to 249 GB
22.61%
+0.21%

250 GB to 499 GB
17.16%
+0.69%

500 GB to 749 GB
5.32%
+0.34%

750 GB to 999 GB
4.42%
+0.19%

Above 1 TB
2.00%
-0.03%

Total Hard Drive Space (Linux)
100 GB to 249 GB 
31.46% 
+0.76% 

Less than 10 GB
1.09%
+0.18%

10 GB to 99 GB
25.75%
-1.89%

100 GB to 249 GB
31.46%
+0.76%

250 GB to 499 GB
24.18%
+0.72%

500 GB to 749 GB
6.03%
+0.51%

750 GB to 999 GB
8.22%
-0.21%

Above 1 TB
3.25%
-0.09%

Network Speed (Linux)
10,000.0 Kbps 
36.81% 
+1.31% 

Unspecified
12.07%
-0.13%

33.6 Kbps
0.44%
+0.03%

56.0 Kbps
0.84%
+0.16%

112.0 Kbps
0.47%
-0.12%

256.0 Kbps
4.27%
-0.20%

768.0 Kbps
6.63%
-0.26%

1,024.0 Kbps
4.63%
-0.09%

2,048.0 Kbps
33.84%
-0.70%

10,000.0 Kbps
36.81%
+1.31%

Other Settings (Linux)
SSE2 
100.00% 
0.00% 

FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%

SSE2
100.00%
0.00%

SSE3
99.43%
+0.01%

SSE4.1
73.81%
+1.76%

SSE4.2
66.99%
+1.94%

HyperThreading
45.44%
+1.06%

SSE4a
19.46%
-0.57%

NTFS
0.00%
0.00%