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%

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

OSX Hardware Model Summary
MacBookPro 
52.83% 
-0.68% 

MacBookPro
52.83%
-0.68%

iMac
23.42%
-0.65%

MacBookAir
15.03%
+1.34%

MacMini
3.31%
-0.11%

MacBook
3.25%
+0.09%

MacPro
2.15%
+0.03%

Other
0.01%
-0.02%

OSX Version
MacOS 10.9.4 64 bit 
59.99% 
+34.59% 

MacOS 10.9.4 64 bit
59.99%
+34.59%

MacOS 10.9.3 64 bit
8.51%
-31.71%

MacOS 10.8.5 64 bit
6.77%
-1.05%

MacOS 10.9.2 64 bit
6.02%
-3.33%

MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit
5.75%
-0.67%

MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit
5.03%
-0.03%

MacOS 10.10.0 64 bit
4.59%
+2.70%

Other
3.35%
-0.49%

System RAM (OSX)
4 GB 
43.84% 
-0.23% 

1 GB
0.27%
-0.02%

2 GB
4.14%
-0.19%

3 GB
0.35%
0.00%

4 GB
43.84%
-0.23%

5 GB
0.11%
-0.01%

6 GB
0.62%
+0.02%

7 GB
0.02%
0.00%

8 GB
34.71%
+0.13%

9 GB
0.03%
0.00%

10 GB
0.33%
-0.01%

12 GB and higher
15.58%
+0.31%

Intel CPU Speeds (OSX)
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
50.13% 
-0.47% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
5.07%
+0.36%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
2.26%
+0.80%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
0.82%
-0.04%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
6.54%
+0.29%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
8.84%
-0.40%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
50.13%
-0.47%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
15.69%
-0.18%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
6.96%
-0.18%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
3.47%
-0.20%

3.7 Ghz and above
0.19%
+0.02%

Physical CPUs (OSX)
2 cpus 
62.53% 
+0.94% 

1 cpu
0.03%
+0.01%

2 cpus
62.53%
+0.94%

4 cpus
36.65%
-0.93%

6 cpus
0.19%
+0.02%

8 cpus
0.51%
0.00%

12 cpus
0.09%
-0.03%

Video Card Description (OSX)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
22.90% 
-0.65% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
22.90%
-0.65%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
12.17%
-0.82%

Intel HD Graphics 5000
8.40%
+1.31%

Intel Iris Graphics 5100
7.28%
+1.27%

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
5.37%
+0.69%

AMD Radeon HD 6750M
4.58%
-0.33%

NVIDIA GeForce 320M
4.40%
-0.21%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
4.05%
-0.14%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
3.79%
-0.34%

AMD Radeon HD 6770M
2.53%
+0.03%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
2.08%
-0.31%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
1.98%
+0.08%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1.78%
-0.12%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
1.73%
+0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
1.59%
+0.05%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
1.33%
+0.04%

AMD Radeon HD 6970M
1.32%
-0.13%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730
0.92%
-0.10%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
0.78%
-0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850
0.77%
-0.12%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX
0.76%
-0.12%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M
0.67%
+0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
0.64%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
0.60%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
0.56%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
0.52%
-0.04%

Other
6.49%
+0.89%

VRAM (OSX)
1024 MB 
29.17% 
-1.04% 

128 MB
1.20%
-0.07%

256 MB
16.41%
-0.67%

288 MB
0.95%
-0.16%

416 MB
1.70%
-0.14%

451 MB
7.75%
-0.45%

512 MB
12.51%
-0.58%

579 MB
1.78%
-0.04%

1024 MB
29.17%
-1.04%

1156 MB
2.69%
-0.29%

1536 MB
18.76%
+3.71%

2047 MB
4.81%
-0.11%

Other
2.22%
+0.36%

Primary Display Resolution (OSX)
1280 x 800 
31.03% 
-0.04% 

1280 x 720
0.19%
0.00%

1280 x 800
31.03%
-0.04%

1280 x 1024
0.27%
-0.01%

1360 x 768
0.26%
+0.03%

1366 x 768
3.95%
+0.27%

1440 x 900
27.84%
+0.82%

1600 x 900
0.43%
+0.01%

1680 x 1050
5.63%
-0.08%

1920 x 1080
15.24%
-0.18%

1920 x 1200
4.27%
-0.17%

2560 x 1440
9.23%
-0.44%

Other
1.68%
-0.19%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution (OSX)
3840 x 2160 
27.76% 
-1.52% 

2560 x 1600
7.00%
+0.05%

2880 x 1800
13.45%
-0.44%

3360 x 2100
7.43%
-0.47%

3840 x 2160
27.76%
-1.52%

3840 x 2400
11.36%
+1.54%

5120 x 2880
20.21%
+1.11%

Other
12.78%
-0.27%

Microphones (OSX)
Yes 
73.27% 
-1.38% 

Yes
73.27%
-1.38%

Unknown
14.17%
+0.94%

No
12.56%
+0.45%

Language (OSX)
English 
76.71% 
-0.72% 

English
76.71%
-0.72%

Russian
4.48%
+0.53%

French
3.33%
+0.16%

German
2.98%
-0.09%

Spanish
2.45%
-0.51%

Swedish
1.55%
+0.47%

Portuguese
1.42%
-0.09%

Simplified Chinese
1.32%
+0.16%

Italian
1.21%
-0.19%

Danish
0.93%
+0.18%

Dutch
0.80%
+0.08%

Japanese
0.66%
-0.02%

Korean
0.42%
-0.03%

Polish
0.38%
+0.04%

Brazilian Portuguese
0.27%
+0.02%

Finnish
0.25%
-0.06%

Czech
0.19%
+0.02%

Turkish
0.18%
0.00%

Traditional Chinese
0.13%
-0.02%

Thai
0.10%
+0.03%

Hungarian
0.08%
+0.03%

Ukrainian
0.06%
+0.03%

Norwegian
0.04%
0.00%

Greek
0.03%
0.00%

Unknown
0.03%
-0.01%

Romanian
0.01%
0.00%

Free Hard Drive Space (OSX)
10 GB to 99 GB 
30.35% 
+0.49% 

Less than 10 GB
4.62%
-0.17%

10 GB to 99 GB
30.35%
+0.49%

100 GB to 249 GB
24.00%
+0.23%

250 GB to 499 GB
23.35%
-0.11%

500 GB to 749 GB
7.58%
-0.43%

750 GB to 999 GB
6.74%
+0.12%

Above 1 TB
3.34%
-0.10%

Total Hard Drive Space (OSX)
250 GB to 499 GB 
34.42% 
-0.42% 

10 GB to 99 GB
1.28%
-0.02%

100 GB to 249 GB
32.73%
+1.69%

250 GB to 499 GB
34.42%
-0.42%

500 GB to 749 GB
7.45%
-0.81%

750 GB to 999 GB
12.84%
-0.30%

Above 1 TB
11.29%
-0.12%

Network Speed (OSX)
Unspecified 
41.30% 
+0.97% 

Unspecified
41.30%
+0.97%

33.6 Kbps
1.78%
+0.01%

56.0 Kbps
2.37%
+0.25%

112.0 Kbps
0.54%
-0.05%

256.0 Kbps
3.29%
-0.17%

768.0 Kbps
4.18%
-0.02%

1,024.0 Kbps
3.05%
-0.14%

2,048.0 Kbps
22.37%
-1.19%

10,000.0 Kbps
21.11%
+0.33%

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
97.75%
+0.02%

SSE4.2
83.70%
+0.77%

HyperThreading
70.50%
+0.94%

SSE4a
0.04%
0.00%

NTFS
0.00%
0.00%