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
Windows 7 64 bit 
47.73% 
-0.35% 

Windows
 
95.35%
-0.12% 

Windows 7 64 bit
47.73%
-0.35%

Windows 8.1 64 bit
20.45%
+1.44%

Windows 7
11.68%
-0.17%

Windows 8 64 bit
7.57%
-0.29%

Windows XP 32 bit
4.44%
-0.44%

Windows Vista 64 bit
1.41%
-0.20%

Windows Vista 32 bit
0.84%
-0.09%

Windows 8.1
0.53%
+0.02%

Windows 8
0.41%
-0.02%

Windows XP 64 bit
0.23%
-0.02%

OSX
 
3.42%
+0.05% 

MacOS 10.9.4 64 bit
2.02%
-0.01%

MacOS 10.9.5 64 bit
0.26%
+0.26%

MacOS 10.8.5 64 bit
0.22%
-0.01%

MacOS 10.7.5 64 bit
0.19%
0.00%

MacOS 10.10.0 64 bit
0.18%
+0.02%

MacOS 10.9.3 64 bit
0.16%
-0.13%

MacOS 10.6.8 64 bit
0.15%
-0.02%

MacOS 10.9.2 64 bit
0.15%
-0.05%

Linux
 
1.16%
+0.10% 

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64 bit
0.51%
+0.08%

Linux Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit
0.11%
+0.01%

Linux 3.10 64 bit
0.09%
+0.01%

Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
0.07%
+0.01%

System RAM
8 GB 
28.77% 
+0.55% 

Less than 512 MB
0.02%
0.00%

512 Mb to 999 MB
0.23%
-0.04%

1 GB
2.18%
-0.14%

2 GB
10.24%
-0.35%

3 GB
14.57%
-0.29%

4 GB
21.34%
+0.08%

5 GB
1.42%
-0.01%

6 GB
6.25%
-0.09%

7 GB
2.28%
+0.07%

8 GB
28.77%
+0.55%

9 GB
0.07%
-0.01%

10 GB
0.29%
-0.01%

11 GB
0.10%
+0.01%

12 GB and higher
12.21%
+0.22%

Intel CPU Speeds
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
22.13% 
0.00% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.69%
+0.02%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.57%
+0.03%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
1.75%
+0.04%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
4.81%
-0.14%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
10.05%
-0.25%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
22.13%
0.00%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
7.89%
-0.04%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
11.81%
+0.13%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
14.89%
+0.20%

3.7 Ghz and above
0.74%
+0.12%

Physical CPUs
2 cpus 
48.77% 
-0.04% 

1 cpu
3.13%
-0.24%

2 cpus
48.77%
-0.04%

3 cpus
2.57%
+0.06%

4 cpus
43.52%
+0.26%

5 cpus
0.01%
0.00%

6 cpus
1.66%
-0.04%

8 cpus
0.33%
+0.01%

10 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

12 cpus
0.01%
0.00%

16 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

20 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

24 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

32 cpus
0.00%
0.00%

Video Card Description
Intel HD Graphics 4000 
5.18% 
-0.08% 

Intel HD Graphics 4000
5.18%
-0.08%

Intel HD Graphics 3000
3.47%
-0.18%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660
2.48%
+0.07%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
2.45%
+0.20%

Intel HD Graphics 2000
2.38%
-0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
1.98%
+0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
1.98%
+0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630
1.72%
+0.07%

Intel HD Graphics 2500
1.54%
0.00%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
1.53%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
1.35%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
1.30%
+0.11%

Intel HD Graphics 4400
1.27%
+0.15%

NVIDIA GeForce 210
1.10%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 7850
1.09%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 7970
1.08%
+0.05%

Intel Ironlake (Mobile)
1.07%
-0.09%

AMD Radeon HD 8800 Series
1.05%
+0.12%

AMD Radeon HD 7770
1.01%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
1.00%
+0.11%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
0.99%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
0.98%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
0.93%
-0.04%

Intel HD Graphics 4600
0.92%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti
0.92%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti
0.90%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 9500
0.89%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600
0.89%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
0.88%
+0.03%

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express
0.87%
-0.07%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
0.84%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
0.79%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 9800
0.79%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
0.79%
0.00%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
0.78%
-0.04%

AMD Radeon HD 5770
0.78%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250
0.77%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6670
0.77%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
0.74%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
0.74%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 7870
0.73%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
0.71%
+0.03%

AMD Radeon HD 7950
0.71%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
0.69%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 5450
0.67%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
0.66%
+0.12%

AMD Radeon HD 6850
0.64%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
0.64%
-0.03%

AMD Radeon HD 6870
0.63%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570
0.59%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
0.57%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 7750
0.56%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
0.52%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6950
0.50%
-0.02%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
0.49%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
0.49%
-0.03%

AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
0.49%
+0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce 610M
0.47%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6570
0.47%
-0.02%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
0.44%
0.00%

Intel G41 Express
0.44%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
0.43%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 5670
0.42%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 8600
0.42%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
0.41%
+0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 7640G + 7670M
0.41%
0.00%

AMD Radeon R7 200 Series
0.41%
+0.06%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
0.40%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
0.40%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6310
0.40%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
0.39%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6450
0.39%
-0.03%

Intel ValleyView2 HD Graphics
0.38%
+0.08%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
0.38%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400
0.38%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce 8400
0.38%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
0.37%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6520G
0.37%
-0.01%

Intel HD Graphics 5000
0.36%
+0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
0.35%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
0.34%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6770
0.34%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620
0.33%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 6490M
0.32%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
0.30%
+0.07%

Intel G33/G31 Express
0.30%
-0.03%

AMD Radeon HD 4650
0.30%
0.00%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M
0.30%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 4850
0.30%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
0.30%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6750M
0.29%
-0.01%

Intel Iris Graphics 5100
0.29%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
0.29%
+0.07%

AMD Radeon HD 7660G + 7670M
0.28%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
0.28%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 4350
0.27%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 5750
0.27%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 5570
0.27%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 5850
0.26%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
0.26%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 7520G + 7670M
0.25%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 4670
0.25%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 7480D
0.24%
+0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce 8800
0.24%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6530D
0.24%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 310M
0.24%
0.00%

NVIDIA GeForce 6100
0.24%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 8650G
0.23%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
0.23%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 840M
0.23%
+0.23%

AMD Radeon HD 7310
0.23%
-0.01%

Mobile Intel 965 Express
0.22%
-0.03%

AMD Radeon HD 7540D
0.22%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770M
0.22%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 7560D
0.22%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 5870
0.22%
-0.01%

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
0.22%
+0.03%

AMD Radeon HD 6320
0.21%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
0.21%
0.00%

ATI 760G
0.21%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
0.20%
-0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 755M
0.20%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6480G
0.20%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 4870
0.19%
-0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 5500 Series
0.19%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6770M
0.19%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 8400
0.19%
+0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 8330
0.18%
+0.02%

AMD Radeon HD 6410D
0.18%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6970
0.18%
-0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 6620G
0.18%
0.00%

AMD Radeon HD 8600
0.17%
+0.17%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M
0.17%
+0.17%

AMD Radeon HD 7670M
0.17%
+0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
0.16%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
0.16%
-0.01%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
0.16%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 7550M
0.16%
+0.01%

AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series
0.15%
-0.01%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430
0.15%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 320M
0.15%
-0.02%

Other
13.30%
+0.20%

VRAM
1024 MB 
33.74% 
-0.17% 

128 MB
0.64%
-0.07%

256 MB
4.27%
-0.28%

384 MB
1.20%
-0.09%

512 MB
11.96%
-0.21%

768 MB
1.61%
+0.17%

1023 MB
1.32%
-0.03%

1024 MB
33.74%
-0.17%

1280 MB
0.94%
-0.05%

1536 MB
2.04%
+0.08%

1797 MB
0.54%
-0.05%

2047 MB
19.95%
+0.94%

2048 MB
3.23%
-0.02%

3071 MB
2.48%
+0.07%

4095 MB
1.82%
+0.18%

Other
14.27%
+0.05%

Primary Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 
33.31% 
+0.42% 

640 x 480
0.01%
0.00%

800 x 600
0.09%
0.00%

1024 x 600
0.18%
0.00%

1024 x 768
2.61%
-0.11%

1024 x 819
0.01%
+0.01%

1067 x 600
0.01%
0.00%

1120 x 700
0.01%
0.00%

1152 x 720
0.01%
0.00%

1152 x 864
0.28%
-0.03%

1176 x 664
0.02%
-0.01%

1280 x 600
0.01%
0.00%

1280 x 720
0.98%
-0.02%

1280 x 768
0.51%
-0.04%

1280 x 800
2.29%
-0.10%

1280 x 960
0.30%
-0.02%

1280 x 1024
6.21%
-0.10%

1344 x 840
0.01%
0.00%

1360 x 768
3.01%
-0.01%

1360 x 1024
0.01%
0.00%

1366 x 768
25.97%
+0.18%

1368 x 768
0.04%
0.00%

1400 x 1050
0.09%
-0.01%

1414 x 794
0.01%
0.00%

1440 x 810
0.01%
+0.01%

1440 x 900
5.54%
-0.05%

1440 x 960
0.05%
+0.01%

1536 x 864
1.00%
+0.11%

1536 x 960
0.01%
0.00%

1600 x 900
7.68%
-0.06%

1600 x 1024
0.05%
0.00%

1600 x 1200
0.28%
0.00%

1680 x 945
0.03%
-0.01%

1680 x 1050
5.64%
-0.13%

1707 x 960
0.01%
0.00%

1707 x 1067
0.01%
0.00%

1768 x 992
0.10%
-0.01%

1776 x 1000
0.05%
0.00%

1804 x 1014
0.01%
0.00%

1824 x 1026
0.03%
0.00%

1842 x 1026
0.01%
0.00%

1842 x 1036
0.02%
-0.01%

1920 x 1080
33.31%
+0.42%

1920 x 1200
1.93%
-0.04%

2048 x 1152
0.08%
0.00%

2560 x 1080
0.10%
0.00%

2560 x 1440
0.96%
+0.03%

2560 x 1600
0.11%
0.00%

2880 x 1800
0.01%
0.00%

3440 x 1440
0.01%
0.00%

3840 x 2160
0.02%
0.00%

5760 x 1080
0.06%
0.00%

Other
0.26%
-0.01%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution
3840 x 1080 
25.92% 
+0.11% 

1920 x 1080
0.10%
0.00%

1920 x 1848
0.17%
-0.02%

1920 x 1980
0.10%
-0.01%

1920 x 2104
0.07%
-0.01%

1920 x 2130
0.09%
0.00%

1920 x 2160
0.41%
+0.01%

2048 x 768
0.11%
-0.02%

2304 x 1024
0.26%
+0.01%

2384 x 768
0.17%
+0.02%

2390 x 768
0.66%
-0.08%

2464 x 900
0.18%
-0.02%

2560 x 720
0.08%
0.00%

2560 x 1024
1.47%
-0.05%

2560 x 1080
0.08%
0.00%

2560 x 1600
0.17%
+0.02%

2624 x 900
0.30%
0.00%

2640 x 1024
0.38%
+0.04%

2646 x 768
0.21%
+0.05%

2646 x 1024
0.90%
+0.07%

2704 x 1050
0.28%
-0.04%

2720 x 768
0.22%
+0.03%

2720 x 900
0.12%
0.00%

2720 x 1024
0.51%
0.00%

2726 x 768
0.50%
+0.05%

2732 x 768
0.60%
-0.03%

2800 x 900
0.28%
+0.01%

2806 x 900
0.56%
+0.01%

2880 x 900
0.70%
-0.03%

2880 x 1024
0.64%
-0.05%

2880 x 1200
0.12%
+0.02%

2880 x 1800
0.28%
0.00%

2944 x 1080
1.63%
+0.02%

2944 x 1200
0.08%
-0.01%

2944 x 1280
0.17%
+0.02%

2960 x 900
0.28%
-0.03%

2960 x 1050
1.71%
-0.07%

2966 x 900
0.42%
-0.01%

2970 x 1680
0.14%
-0.02%

3000 x 1920
0.30%
+0.03%

3040 x 900
0.44%
-0.04%

3040 x 1050
0.33%
+0.04%

3046 x 1050
0.51%
-0.02%

3120 x 1050
0.55%
-0.02%

3120 x 1920
0.14%
+0.01%

3200 x 900
0.99%
+0.02%

3200 x 1080
9.24%
+0.15%

3200 x 1200
0.96%
+0.06%

3280 x 1050
0.48%
0.00%

3280 x 1080
1.53%
-0.06%

3280 x 1200
0.12%
-0.01%

3286 x 1080
2.66%
+0.20%

3286 x 1200
0.11%
+0.02%

3320 x 1080
0.07%
+0.07%

3360 x 1050
1.79%
-0.04%

3360 x 1080
3.64%
-0.21%

3360 x 1200
0.18%
+0.01%

3360 x 2100
0.15%
-0.01%

3456 x 1080
0.11%
+0.02%

3520 x 1080
2.83%
+0.05%

3520 x 1200
0.64%
+0.01%

3600 x 1080
7.18%
-0.12%

3600 x 1200
0.64%
-0.05%

3688 x 1080
0.17%
+0.02%

3840 x 1080
25.92%
+0.11%

3840 x 1093
0.10%
-0.02%

3840 x 1200
3.24%
-0.21%

3840 x 1440
0.10%
+0.01%

3840 x 2160
0.73%
-0.01%

3840 x 2400
0.24%
0.00%

3968 x 1152
0.09%
0.00%

4240 x 1440
0.17%
+0.01%

4480 x 1080
0.35%
+0.03%

4480 x 1440
1.05%
-0.02%

4480 x 1600
0.18%
+0.02%

4880 x 1080
0.09%
+0.01%

4920 x 1920
0.07%
0.00%

5040 x 1050
0.07%
-0.01%

5120 x 1080
0.22%
-0.04%

5120 x 1200
0.07%
+0.07%

5120 x 1440
0.20%
-0.02%

5120 x 2880
0.38%
-0.04%

5200 x 1080
0.07%
0.00%

5280 x 1080
0.18%
0.00%

5520 x 1080
0.23%
-0.02%

5760 x 1080
2.15%
+0.11%

5760 x 1200
0.33%
+0.05%

5760 x 2160
0.13%
+0.01%

6400 x 1440
0.15%
+0.02%

Other
12.56%
+0.32%

Microphones
Yes 
70.00% 
0.00% 

Yes
70.00%
0.00%

No
16.84%
-0.13%

Unknown
13.17%
+0.13%

Language
English 
49.03% 
-0.61% 

English
49.03%
-0.61%

Russian
17.18%
+0.29%

Spanish
5.28%
+0.07%

German
4.89%
+0.01%

French
3.61%
-0.13%

Brazilian Portuguese
3.52%
+0.02%

Simplified Chinese
3.15%
+0.11%

Polish
1.87%
-0.02%

Korean
1.75%
+0.23%

Thai
1.28%
+0.01%

Italian
1.07%
+0.05%

Turkish
0.88%
-0.04%

Japanese
0.85%
-0.03%

Portuguese
0.82%
-0.01%

Czech
0.72%
+0.01%

Swedish
0.69%
+0.01%

Traditional Chinese
0.65%
-0.01%

Dutch
0.53%
0.00%

Danish
0.51%
-0.01%

Hungarian
0.46%
0.00%

Finnish
0.34%
0.00%

Norwegian
0.29%
+0.01%

Romanian
0.23%
-0.02%

Ukrainian
0.21%
+0.05%

Greek
0.11%
0.00%

Bulgarian
0.08%
+0.01%

Unknown
0.00%
0.00%

Free Hard Drive Space
250 GB to 499 GB 
25.77% 
-0.09% 

Unspecified
0.00%
0.00%

Less than 10 GB
1.72%
-0.06%

10 GB to 99 GB
20.81%
-0.05%

100 GB to 249 GB
24.79%
-0.12%

250 GB to 499 GB
25.77%
-0.09%

500 GB to 749 GB
12.35%
+0.25%

750 GB to 999 GB
8.17%
+0.03%

Above 1 TB
6.38%
+0.04%

Total Hard Drive Space
250 GB to 499 GB 
33.19% 
-0.30% 

Unspecified
0.00%
0.00%

Less than 10 GB
0.01%
0.00%

10 GB to 99 GB
1.58%
-0.05%

100 GB to 249 GB
9.44%
-0.16%

250 GB to 499 GB
33.19%
-0.30%

500 GB to 749 GB
11.48%
-0.25%

750 GB to 999 GB
21.11%
+0.38%

Above 1 TB
23.18%
+0.38%

Network Speed
Unspecified 
36.85% 
+0.09% 

Unspecified
36.85%
+0.09%

33.6 Kbps
1.55%
+0.04%

56.0 Kbps
2.73%
-0.05%

112.0 Kbps
1.04%
+0.02%

256.0 Kbps
4.58%
-0.08%

768.0 Kbps
5.17%
-0.14%

1,024.0 Kbps
4.09%
+0.02%

2,048.0 Kbps
21.23%
-0.38%

10,000.0 Kbps
22.76%
+0.50%

Other Settings
FCMOV 
100.00% 
0.00% 

FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%

SSE2
99.99%
+0.02%

SSE3
99.88%
+0.05%

NTFS
95.07%
-0.10%

SSE4.1
76.06%
+1.10%

SSE4.2
70.79%
+1.31%

HyperThreading
48.94%
+0.56%

SSE4a
22.38%
+0.09%