Valve has released its most recent Steam hardware and software survey. The survey gathers software and hardware data from Steam users and breaks them down into categories such as: video card usage, processor usage and many more. By referring to the data provided by Valve, consumers will be able to find out what are the most popular hardware and software used by other Steam users across the globe.
The March 2016 Steam hardware and software survey shows plenty of interesting data along with predictable ones as well. Unsurprisingly, the March 2016 data shows that most Steam users prefer to use Nvidia GPUs (56.35%) over Radeon’s (25.5%). In addition to that, Intel processors (76.67%) still remain a favourite amongst the Steam faithful as well.
Interestingly, as of March 2016, Windows 10 (36.97%) has become the most popular operating system used on Steam, surpassing the likes of Windows 7 (32.99%) and Windows 8.1 (12.93%). This may be due the free OS upgrade that Microsoft is still offering to customers until the 29th of July this year. With more DirectX 12 games to come in the coming months, it seems that the Windows 10 adoption rate will continue to increase as well.
More information regarding the March 2016 Steam hardware and software survey can be found here.