Steam hardware survey for June 2017 has been released and it has some interesting information as always. According to the report, 19% of Steam users use an AMD CPU which is a big number considering it has not been long since AMD came back into the CPU market. We also have other figures that suggest that AMD is having a positive impact on the CPU market.
Steam hardware survey also reveals that Windows 10, as well as DX12, are becoming increasingly popular. 54% of the users are using DX12 and Windows 10 adoption is still increasing. As of June, 63% of the gaming community is using Nvidia GPUs while 20% is using AMD GPUs for gaming. 15% of the sample is still using Intel graphics.
When it comes to VR the HTC Vive is on top with 60% of the pie followed by Oculus at rift at 35%. 4 CPU cores seems to be the standard even though there is a major portion of people that are still using dual-core CPUs. 52% of the sample is using 4 cores CPUs while 4% use more than 4 cores and 42% use dual core CPUs.
8 GB seems to be the standard of RAM at the moment with a positive change of 2.85%. 50% of the sample is using 1080p primary displays which are a huge chunk of the market. No wonder there are people debating whether or not people are ready for 4K gaming. According to these numbers, it seems that 4K will be a niche thing, not something for the average consumer.
The average consumer would rather game at 1080 60 FPS on console instead of 4K 30 FPS. Most games will not even run at 4K 60 FPS and hence there are those who think the gaming experience on PC is the best and I would agree with that school of thought. You can click here to check out all the details regarding the Steam hardware survey.
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