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Steam survey: 1080p and Intel dominate

How do gamers play games on the PC, or rather the Steam platform? The provider recently wanted to find out in a hardware and software survey. The results are now available, and there are a few surprises in store.

Steam survey provides details on PC gaming

The new results of the Steam Hardware & Software Survey are now available and provide some surprising results on the equipment used by gamers on the most important platform for PC gaming.

According to the survey, an outstanding 58.08 percent of all users still play in a 1080p resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) follows in second place with 18.72%, while just 3.73% of all users play in 4K with 3,840 x 2,160 pixels.

For multi-monitor setups, on the other hand, the resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels dominates with 57.80%, followed by 4,480 x 1,440 with 23.72%.

Around 50 percent of Steam users also still use Windows 10 64-bit. Compared to the previous survey, however, Windows 11 64-bit increased by around 1 percent and is now just behind with 46.08 percent. The shares of macOS X (1.47 percent) and Linux (2.32 percent) are negligible.

Intel and NVIDIA dominate

Intel has a clear lead when it comes to the CPU used. 66.84% of all users use a CPU from the blue camp, 34.69% use an AMD CPU. In most cases, 6 CPU cores are used (33.94%), while the proportion of octa-core CPUs has risen to 20.84% compared to the previous month.

The clock rates are mostly between 2.3 GHz and 2.69 GHz, while 47.08% of users play with 16 GB of RAM. The dominant graphics card is still the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with a share of 6.02%, followed by the older GTX 1650, which still accounts for 4.38%. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 lags far behind with a market share of 1.02 percent.

Among the most popular VR headsets, the Oculus Quest 2 is in the lead with a share of 38.10 percent. The Valve Index follows in second place (16.87%), while the Meta Quest 3 has a share of 15.56%.

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How do gamers play games on the PC, or rather the Steam platform? The provider recently wanted to find out in a hardware and software survey. The results are now available, and there are a few surprises in store. Steam survey provides details on PC gaming The new results of the Steam Hardware & Software Survey are now available and provide some surprising results on the equipment used by gamers on the most important platform for PC gaming. According to the survey, an outstanding 58.08 percent of all users still play in a 1080p resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. … (Weiterlesen...)

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