Steam Hardware & Software Survey: September 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
April 2013 - September 2014
51.56%
18.63%
29.47%
0.34%
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DX10/11 Systems (Vista/Win7/8 + DX10/11 GPU)
8.71% are DX10, 17.16% are DX11
April 2013 - September 2014
17.16%
8.71%
2.86%
1.32%
0.82%
0.15%
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PC Processor usage by manufacturer
April 2013 - September 2014
25.55%
74.45%
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PC Number of CPUs per computer
4 CPU adoption trend: +0.250% (18 mos)
April 2013 - September 2014
4.59%
43.52%
48.77%
3.13%
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Mac Hardware ownership
April 2013 - September 2014
52.64%
23.42%
18.65%
2.12%
3.15%
0.02%
Mac System RAM
April 2013 - September 2014
52.17%
43.19%
0.39%
3.97%
0.28%

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

OSX Hardware Model Summary
MacBookPro 
52.64% 
-0.19% 

MacBookPro
52.64%
-0.19%

iMac
23.42%
0.00%

MacBookAir
15.77%
+0.74%

MacMini
3.15%
-0.16%

MacBook
2.88%
-0.37%

MacPro
2.12%
-0.03%

Other
0.02%
+0.01%

OSX Version
MacOS 10.9.4 64 bit 
58.95% 
-1.04% 

MacOS 10.9.4 64 bit
58.95%
-1.04%

MacOS 10.9.5 64 bit
7.59%
+7.59%

MacOS 10.8.5 64 bit
6.29%
-0.48%

MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit
5.40%
-0.35%

MacOS 10.10.0 64 bit
5.32%
+0.73%

MacOS 10.9.3 64 bit
4.58%
-3.93%

MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit
4.41%
-0.62%

MacOS 10.9.2 64 bit
4.37%
-1.65%

Other
3.10%
-0.25%

System RAM (OSX)
4 GB 
43.19% 
-0.65% 

1 GB
0.28%
+0.01%

2 GB
3.97%
-0.17%

3 GB
0.39%
+0.04%

4 GB
43.19%
-0.65%

5 GB
0.14%
+0.03%

6 GB
0.55%
-0.07%

7 GB
0.03%
+0.01%

8 GB
34.74%
+0.03%

9 GB
0.03%
0.00%

10 GB
0.33%
0.00%

11 GB
0.01%
+0.01%

12 GB and higher
16.33%
+0.75%

Intel CPU Speeds (OSX)
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
49.41% 
-0.72% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
5.21%
+0.14%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
3.17%
+0.91%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
0.91%
+0.09%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
6.19%
-0.35%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
8.54%
-0.30%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
49.41%
-0.72%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
15.65%
-0.04%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
7.10%
+0.14%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
3.54%
+0.07%

3.7 Ghz and above
0.23%
+0.04%

Physical CPUs (OSX)
2 cpus 
62.04% 
-0.49% 

1 cpu
0.02%
-0.01%

2 cpus
62.04%
-0.49%

3 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

4 cpus
37.11%
+0.46%

6 cpus
0.25%
+0.06%

8 cpus
0.49%
-0.02%

12 cpus
0.08%
-0.01%

16 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

Video Card Description (OSX)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
22.50% 
-0.40% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
22.50%
-0.40%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
11.38%
-0.79%

Intel HD Graphics 5000
9.44%
+1.04%

Intel Iris Graphics 5100
7.94%
+0.66%

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
5.90%
+0.53%

AMD Radeon HD 6750M
4.36%
-0.22%

NVIDIA GeForce 320M
3.96%
-0.44%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
3.82%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
3.64%
-0.41%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
2.37%
+0.39%

AMD Radeon HD 6770M
2.35%
-0.18%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
2.11%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
1.84%
+0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1.63%
-0.15%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
1.61%
+0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6970M
1.35%
+0.03%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
1.27%
-0.06%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
0.98%
+0.06%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
0.75%
-0.02%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
0.74%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
0.72%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
0.69%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
0.63%
-0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400
0.58%
+0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
0.55%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
0.55%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
0.54%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M
0.54%
+0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M
0.46%
+0.02%

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
0.42%
+0.02%

Mobile Intel 965 Express
0.38%
+0.02%

Mobile Intel 945GM Express
0.32%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6490M
0.31%
-0.04%

Unknown
0.29%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 5770
0.24%
-0.10%

AMD Radeon HD 5870
0.18%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
0.16%
+0.16%

Other
2.50%
+0.13%

VRAM (OSX)
1024 MB 
28.87% 
-0.30% 

128 MB
1.36%
+0.16%

256 MB
15.36%
-1.05%

288 MB
0.60%
-0.35%

416 MB
1.43%
-0.27%

451 MB
7.25%
-0.50%

512 MB
12.17%
-0.34%

579 MB
1.72%
-0.06%

1024 MB
28.87%
-0.30%

1156 MB
2.46%
-0.23%

1284 MB
0.59%
+0.59%

1536 MB
21.37%
+2.61%

2047 MB
5.10%
+0.29%

Other
1.68%
-0.54%

Primary Display Resolution (OSX)
1280 x 800 
30.24% 
-0.79% 

1280 x 720
0.24%
+0.05%

1280 x 800
30.24%
-0.79%

1280 x 1024
0.23%
-0.04%

1366 x 768
4.31%
+0.36%

1440 x 900
28.30%
+0.46%

1600 x 900
0.34%
-0.09%

1680 x 1050
5.56%
-0.07%

1920 x 1080
15.31%
+0.07%

1920 x 1200
4.35%
+0.08%

2560 x 1440
9.15%
-0.08%

Other
1.99%
+0.31%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution (OSX)
3840 x 2160 
26.96% 
-0.80% 

2560 x 1600
8.29%
+1.29%

2880 x 1800
13.23%
-0.22%

3360 x 2100
7.17%
-0.26%

3840 x 2160
26.96%
-0.80%

3840 x 2400
11.01%
-0.35%

5120 x 2880
18.31%
-1.90%

Other
15.03%
+2.25%

Microphones (OSX)
Yes 
72.90% 
-0.37% 

Yes
72.90%
-0.37%

Unknown
14.51%
+0.34%

No
12.59%
+0.03%

Language (OSX)
English 
75.93% 
-0.78% 

English
75.93%
-0.78%

Russian
4.53%
+0.05%

French
3.31%
-0.02%

German
3.07%
+0.09%

Spanish
2.69%
+0.24%

Swedish
1.72%
+0.17%

Simplified Chinese
1.44%
+0.12%

Portuguese
1.32%
-0.10%

Italian
1.19%
-0.02%

Danish
0.79%
-0.14%

Japanese
0.74%
+0.08%

Dutch
0.74%
-0.06%

Korean
0.52%
+0.10%

Polish
0.40%
+0.02%

Finnish
0.35%
+0.10%

Brazilian Portuguese
0.30%
+0.03%

Turkish
0.21%
+0.03%

Traditional Chinese
0.19%
+0.06%

Czech
0.18%
-0.01%

Thai
0.10%
0.00%

Hungarian
0.08%
0.00%

Unknown
0.05%
+0.02%

Greek
0.05%
+0.02%

Norwegian
0.05%
+0.01%

Ukrainian
0.04%
-0.02%

Romanian
0.02%
+0.01%

Free Hard Drive Space (OSX)
10 GB to 99 GB 
30.92% 
+0.57% 

Less than 10 GB
4.45%
-0.17%

10 GB to 99 GB
30.92%
+0.57%

100 GB to 249 GB
24.13%
+0.13%

250 GB to 499 GB
23.00%
-0.35%

500 GB to 749 GB
7.50%
-0.08%

750 GB to 999 GB
6.58%
-0.16%

Above 1 TB
3.39%
+0.05%

Total Hard Drive Space (OSX)
250 GB to 499 GB 
33.83% 
-0.59% 

10 GB to 99 GB
1.44%
+0.16%

100 GB to 249 GB
33.48%
+0.75%

250 GB to 499 GB
33.83%
-0.59%

500 GB to 749 GB
7.16%
-0.29%

750 GB to 999 GB
12.94%
+0.10%

Above 1 TB
11.15%
-0.14%

Network Speed (OSX)
Unspecified 
41.96% 
+0.66% 

Unspecified
41.96%
+0.66%

33.6 Kbps
1.78%
0.00%

56.0 Kbps
2.23%
-0.14%

112.0 Kbps
0.65%
+0.11%

256.0 Kbps
3.24%
-0.05%

768.0 Kbps
3.91%
-0.27%

1,024.0 Kbps
3.02%
-0.03%

2,048.0 Kbps
21.63%
-0.74%

10,000.0 Kbps
21.58%
+0.47%

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
97.73%
-0.02%

SSE4.2
84.59%
+0.89%

HyperThreading
71.31%
+0.81%

SSE4a
0.05%
+0.01%

NTFS
0.00%
0.00%