It appears you have not yet registered with our community. To register please click here...

Go Back [M] > Madshrimps > WebNews
Steam Hardware Survey December: NVIDIA biggest winner Steam Hardware Survey December: NVIDIA biggest winner
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Steam Hardware Survey December: NVIDIA biggest winner
Thread Tools
Old 18th January 2010, 16:04   #1
jmke's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: 7090/Belgium
Posts: 79,008
jmke has disabled reputation
Icon17 Steam Hardware Survey December: NVIDIA biggest winner

Each month, Steam collects data about what kinds of computer hardware our customers are using. The survey is incredibly helpful for us as game developers in that it ensures that we're making good decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make. Making these survey results public also allows people to compare their own current hardware setup to that of the community as a whole.
Valve released their HW stats, you can check them out here:

You'll notice almost no change in CPU brand usage, the Intel/AMD division is still at 70/30; the amount of CPU cores is going up more noticeably, with almost 25% using Quad Core desktop CPU. AMD's X3 CPUs are not very successful it seems, only 0.95% market share.

The biggest shakers come from the Windows OS usage, Windows 7 x64 has gone from 5% in August to 15% in December! In that same period XP usage went from 53% to 44.77%; we can now no longer claim that more than half of gamers still use XP!

On the Graphics front Valve provides us with individual product names, Geforce 8800 strong in the lead here; but no overall ATI <> NVIDIA numbers? Time to launch Excel:

Market share of NVIDIA and ATI rose in the last month of 2009, NVIDIA holding the largest piece of the pie; and ATI becoming the "2nd" large player, surpassing all the "others". Intel GPUs are not popular amongst gamers; Interesting to note is that the market penetration of HD 5000 series is very low (0.55%) and this only in the last month. If ATI was able to produce their HD 5850/5870 in larger quantities we might have seen another chart.

Looking at the desktop vs mobile GPUs (desktop vs laptop gamers) we get this chart:

Mobile gaming is not very popular overall, NVIDIA's GPU share dropped quite a bit since the summer; ATI rose a tiny bit, but with less than 2% using ATI mobile GPUs, they don't make a big dent.

Do note that these stats are from gamers, surely there are thousands of none-gaming laptops out there with NVIDIA/ATI GPUs, but they are not being used to play games.
Attached Thumbnails
steam-hardware-survey-december-nvidia-biggest-winner-clipboard01.png steam-hardware-survey-december-nvidia-biggest-winner-clipboard02.png
jmke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th January 2010, 22:32   #2
Posts: n/a

I find it more interesting that 18% use a single-core.... 24% use a quad-core. Another era of PC computing is just about history...
  Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Steam Hardware Survey October 09: 1080p panels above 10% jmke WebNews 0 25th November 2009 16:41
Driverheaven Nvidia Mobility Modder Released V1.1.0.0 jmke WebNews 0 6th August 2009 14:12
Nvidia intros hardware debugger for GeForce GPUs jmke WebNews 0 9th April 2009 10:59
Steam Hardware Survey: November 2008 jmke WebNews 0 16th December 2008 16:42
Nvidia working on dual GPU card for December jmke WebNews 0 1st November 2008 13:18
Hardware Reviews Roundup 8/5 -- NVIDIA 780a Edition jmke WebNews 0 8th May 2008 09:51
Scythe Holiday Survey for a Chance to Win PC Hardware! jmke WebNews 0 5th December 2007 12:54
Steam survey shows AMD, Intel neck and neck Sidney WebNews 1 11th August 2005 16:43
NVIDIA Begins to Certify Hardware for Multi-GPU Deployments jmke WebNews 0 13th November 2004 14:04
Gamers Bid on ATI, AMD, but NVIDIA, Intel Maintain Lead, Says Survey jmke WebNews 0 26th September 2004 22:33

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:26.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO