Steam Hardware & Software Survey: November 2010

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.

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PC Video card usage by mfg
DX10/11 Systems (Vista/Win7 + DX10/11 GPU)
PC Processor usage by manufacturer

PC Number of CPUs per computer
Mac Hardware ownership
Mac System RAM

Windows and Mac
November 2010 (click line item to see more detail)
ITEM
MOST POPULAR
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
OS Version
Windows 7 64 bit 
34.18% 
+0.81% 

Windows 7 64 bit
34.18%
+0.81%

Windows XP 32 bit
25.49%
-1.06%

Windows Vista 32 bit
13.62%
-0.03%

Windows 7
11.34%
-0.47%

Windows Vista 64 bit
9.43%
+0.75%

MacOS 10.6.4 64 bit
2.42%
-0.50%

MacOS 10.6.5 64 bit
0.95%
+0.95%

MacOS 10.6.3 64 bit
0.84%
-0.38%

Windows XP 64 bit
0.80%
+0.03%

MacOS 10.5.8 64 bit
0.50%
-0.09%

Windows 2003 64 bit
0.31%
+0.03%

Other
0.11%
-0.05%

System RAM
3 GB 
27.20% 
+0.18% 

Less than 512 MB
0.17%
-0.04%

512 Mb to 999 MB
1.61%
-0.20%

1 GB
6.25%
-0.60%

2 GB
23.21%
-0.83%

3 GB
27.20%
+0.18%

4 GB
26.62%
+0.62%

5 GB and higher
14.93%
+0.87%

Intel CPU Speeds
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz 
29.22% 
+0.31% 

Below 1.4 Ghz
0.35%
+0.02%

1.4 Ghz to 1.49 Ghz
0.21%
+0.02%

1.5 Ghz to 1.69 Ghz
2.29%
-0.01%

1.7 Ghz to 1.99 Ghz
6.44%
-0.12%

2.0 Ghz to 2.29 Ghz
9.72%
-0.25%

2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
29.22%
+0.31%

2.7 Ghz to 2.99 Ghz
12.31%
+0.09%

3.0 Ghz to 3.29 Ghz
8.71%
+0.08%

3.3 Ghz to 3.69 Ghz
2.52%
+0.01%

3.7 Ghz and above
1.02%
+0.03%

Physical CPUs
2 cpus 
55.01% 
-0.45% 

1 cpu
9.66%
-1.03%

2 cpus
55.01%
-0.45%

3 cpus
1.23%
+0.09%

4 cpus
33.28%
+1.29%

5 cpus
0.01%
0.00%

6 cpus
0.63%
+0.09%

8 cpus
0.18%
+0.02%

12 cpus
0.01%
+0.01%

Video Card Description
ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series 
8.17% 
+0.22% 

ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
8.17%
+0.22%

NVIDIA GeForce 8800
6.09%
+0.08%

NVIDIA GeForce 9800
5.74%
-0.01%

ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series
4.21%
+0.25%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260
4.15%
+0.21%

ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
3.94%
+0.14%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600
3.92%
-0.12%

NVIDIA GeForce 8600
3.20%
-0.17%

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150
3.18%
+0.23%

NVIDIA GeForce 9500
2.45%
-0.05%

Mobile Intel 4 Series Express
1.68%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M
1.65%
+0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400
1.43%
-0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M
1.41%
-0.06%

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
1.39%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
1.26%
+0.34%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
1.23%
0.00%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285
1.16%
-0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
1.13%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce 8500
1.05%
-0.07%

ATI Radeon HD 4650
1.03%
+0.08%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 220
1.03%
+0.01%

ATI Radeon HD 4670
0.94%
-0.05%

NVIDIA GeForce 7600
0.87%
-0.09%

NVIDIA GeForce 8400
0.85%
-0.11%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
0.83%
-0.05%

ATI Radeon HD 4350
0.77%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
0.76%
+0.02%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 240
0.76%
+0.10%

NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
0.76%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
0.75%
+0.13%

ATI Radeon HD 3200
0.72%
-0.01%

ATI Radeon HD 3870
0.71%
-0.02%

Mobile Intel 965 Express
0.71%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
0.69%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 7300
0.67%
-0.14%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470
0.60%
-0.04%

ATI Radeon HD 2600
0.60%
-0.01%

NVIDIA GeForce 6100
0.60%
-0.04%

NVIDIA GeForce 8400M
0.58%
+0.03%

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480
0.57%
+0.03%

ATI Radeon HD 3850
0.53%
-0.04%

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2600
0.52%
+0.52%

Other
24.72%
+0.44%

VRAM
512 MB 
32.50% 
-0.31% 

2 MB
0.69%
-0.09%

3 MB
0.61%
-0.08%

7 MB
0.68%
+0.02%

64 MB
0.81%
-0.04%

128 MB
3.57%
-0.29%

256 MB
14.81%
-0.83%

320 MB
1.03%
+0.05%

512 MB
32.50%
-0.31%

640 MB
0.77%
0.00%

768 MB
1.52%
+0.07%

896 MB
5.56%
+0.22%

1024 MB
31.18%
+1.07%

1280 MB
0.74%
+0.14%

1536 MB
0.92%
+0.08%

Other
4.61%
-0.01%

Primary Display Resolution
1680 x 1050 
18.46% 
+0.76% 

1024 x 768
7.47%
-0.56%

1152 x 864
1.41%
-0.11%

1280 x 720
0.72%
-0.02%

1280 x 768
0.72%
+0.01%

1280 x 800
5.88%
-0.22%

1280 x 960
1.21%
-0.08%

1280 x 1024
15.13%
-0.41%

1360 x 768
1.34%
-0.06%

1366 x 768
6.27%
+0.03%

1440 x 900
10.14%
-0.35%

1600 x 900
3.63%
+0.09%

1600 x 1200
0.94%
+0.03%

1680 x 1050
18.46%
+0.76%

1920 x 1080
15.72%
+0.80%

1920 x 1200
6.71%
+0.02%

Other
4.26%
+0.07%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution
2960 x 1050 
8.70% 
-0.25% 

2048 x 768
0.82%
+0.07%

2304 x 1024
1.71%
+0.13%

2464 x 900
0.86%
+0.04%

2560 x 1024
6.31%
+0.35%

2640 x 1024
0.63%
+0.63%

2704 x 1050
1.91%
-0.10%

2720 x 1024
1.40%
-0.23%

2880 x 900
1.69%
+0.11%

2880 x 1800
0.69%
-0.12%

2944 x 1080
1.37%
+0.25%

2960 x 1050
8.70%
-0.25%

3040 x 1050
0.83%
+0.02%

3120 x 1050
1.53%
-0.21%

3200 x 1080
8.12%
-0.62%

3200 x 1200
4.20%
-0.46%

3360 x 1050
7.18%
+0.88%

3360 x 1080
2.53%
-0.32%

3360 x 1200
0.86%
-0.02%

3360 x 2100
1.22%
+0.22%

3520 x 1200
1.32%
+0.09%

3600 x 1080
6.40%
-0.23%

3600 x 1200
2.26%
-0.15%

3840 x 1080
5.92%
+0.33%

3840 x 1200
4.73%
-0.13%

3840 x 2160
0.88%
+0.02%

3840 x 2400
1.78%
+0.09%

Other
24.15%
+0.29%

Microphones
Yes 
76.55% 
+0.63% 

Yes
76.55%
+0.63%

No
17.27%
+0.02%

Unknown
6.17%
-0.66%

Language
English 
61.87% 
+0.82% 

English
61.87%
+0.82%

Russian
9.24%
-0.20%

German
7.24%
-0.03%

French
6.38%
-0.07%

Polish
2.71%
+0.02%

Spanish
2.42%
-0.23%

Portuguese
1.87%
-0.14%

Swedish
1.14%
-0.10%

Danish
1.04%
-0.01%

Italian
1.00%
+0.01%

Japanese
0.97%
+0.02%

Traditional Chinese
0.72%
-0.02%

Korean
0.60%
+0.01%

Dutch
0.53%
-0.06%

Finnish
0.48%
-0.03%

Czech
0.48%
-0.01%

Norwegian
0.47%
+0.01%

Simplified Chinese
0.47%
+0.05%

Hungarian
0.28%
-0.05%

Romanian
0.07%
0.00%

Thai
0.03%
0.00%

Unknown
0.00%
0.00%

Free Hard Drive Space
10 GB to 99 GB 
32.82% 
+0.48% 

Less than 10 GB
4.03%
-0.35%

10 GB to 99 GB
32.82%
+0.48%

100 GB to 249 GB
27.73%
-0.30%

250 GB to 499 GB
20.88%
-0.16%

500 GB to 749 GB
7.82%
+0.37%

750 GB to 999 GB
4.51%
-0.15%

Above 1 TB
2.21%
+0.12%

Total Hard Drive Space
250 GB to 499 GB 
33.20% 
-0.30% 

Less than 10 GB
0.00%
0.00%

10 GB to 99 GB
3.21%
-0.47%

100 GB to 249 GB
19.93%
-0.90%

250 GB to 499 GB
33.20%
-0.30%

500 GB to 749 GB
11.47%
+0.33%

750 GB to 999 GB
12.53%
+0.32%

Above 1 TB
19.64%
+1.03%

Network Speed
2,048.0 Kbps 
36.51% 
+0.84% 

Unspecified
20.31%
-1.18%

33.6 Kbps
0.63%
+0.02%

56.0 Kbps
1.98%
-0.07%

112.0 Kbps
0.78%
-0.06%

256.0 Kbps
8.32%
+0.12%

768.0 Kbps
10.33%
-0.09%

1,024.0 Kbps
4.89%
+0.06%

2,048.0 Kbps
36.51%
+0.84%

10,000.0 Kbps
16.26%
+0.38%

Other Settings
FCMOV 
100.00% 
0.00% 

FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%

SSE2
99.24%
+0.11%

SSE3
97.62%
+0.33%

NTFS
94.62%
+0.03%

SSE4.1
40.85%
+1.04%

HyperThreading
16.38%
+0.33%

SSE4.2
15.41%
+0.76%

SSE4a
12.99%
+0.53%



 Windows (Mac data coming soon)
July 2010
APPLICATION, SERVICE OR SUITE
 
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
Steam
100.00%

Adobe Flash Player
96.79%

Adobe Acrobat
73.18%

Mozilla Firefox
63.05%

Microsoft Office
57.26%

Microsoft Silverlight
53.13%

Windows Live Messenger
52.58%

Microsoft Office PowerPoint
47.18%

Microsoft Office Word
46.21%

WinRAR
45.28%

Microsoft Office Excel
44.73%

QuickTime
43.95%

Skype
41.75%

Windows Live Mail
41.05%

Adobe AIR
40.60%

Microsoft Games for Windows
36.63%

Microsoft Office OneNote
34.77%

Windows Media Player
33.43%

PunkBuster
32.87%

Bonjour
31.97%

Microsoft Office Access
31.81%

iTunes
30.73%

µTorrent
29.41%

ATI Catalyst Control Center
29.00%

Microsoft Office InfoPath
27.03%

Windows Live Sync
25.59%

Windows Live Essentials
24.99%

Microsoft Office Groove
23.38%

Piriform CCleaner
22.70%

Windows Live Writer
22.62%

Microsoft Internet Explorer
19.82%

System Requirements Lab
19.66%

Winamp
19.45%

TeamSpeak
17.99%

7-Zip
17.90%

Ventrilo
17.38%

avast!
16.01%

Microsoft Works
15.19%

OpenOffice
14.63%

Fraps
13.70%

EA Download Manager
12.09%

Google Chrome
11.56%

Xfire
10.54%

ESET
8.81%

Safari
8.69%

GIMP
6.26%

Paint.NET
5.81%

BitTorrent
5.28%

Vuze (Azureus)
4.37%

WinZip
4.28%

foobar2000
2.66%

BitComet
2.44%

Norton AntiVirus
1.78%

Microsoft Office FrontPage
0.69%

* We are continuing to refine this data to provide the most relevant list of installed applications. New items will be added as they are identified.