What Hardware People are using to Play Games (right now)

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Steve @ BFG
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We can quibble over how accurate these numbers are...
But I would remind you that Steam is the largest online retailer in the world.  So I'm not sure you can get anything better.

So what kind of machine are people playing games on --today (November 2014)?

OS Version                      Windows 7 64 bit                 47.68%
System RAM                    8 GB                                  29.04%
Intel CPU Speeds             2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz             22.11%
Physical CPUs                  2 cpus                                48.68%
Video Card Description     Intel HD Graphics 4000        5.24%
VRAM                              1024 MB                             33.71%
Language                        English                                48.04%
Total Hard Drive Space     250 GB to 499 GB                33.05%

  • Windows (in all it's flavors) makes up 95.5% of the market  (Mac 3.3 and Linux 1.1)
  • Intel sweeps AMD with 74.5% of the market compared to AMDs 25.5%
  • NVidia has 51.4% of video card market, followed by ATI with 29.3% and Intel at 18.9% 

(This is interesting because the Intel 4000 is the most used video card)


More...and more interesting breakdowns available here:  http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/