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Steam Windows 7 64bit now highest used OS on Steam

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Omnituens, 1 Aug 2010.

  1. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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  2. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    Good. Out with 32bit I say.
     
  3. Blackmoon181

    Blackmoon181 Geography,Its not just colouring in

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    makes for very interesting reading. i do like how steam make this data publicly available
     
  4. Akava

    Akava Lurking...

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    Hardly suprising really, more and more people are realising the benefits of 64 bit, and 7 is much much better than Vista and, in my opinion, better than XP.

    It is worth noting however that it is only just beating XP 32 bit; just 0.15%.
     
  5. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Even so, +3.41% is quite a significant gain from June
     
  6. Showerhead

    Showerhead New Member

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    Was away to say when i checked at the end of june XP 32-bit was top so must be just this month.
     
  7. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    GTX 460 = upgrade cycle for 3.2% of people then.

    EDIT: I'm wrong! People bought ATI cards!! http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/directx/?sort=chg Very strange - prices must have dropped, or ATI launched promotions across online stores in response to the GTX 460??

    My biggest surprise is that 17% of people STILL use single core CPUs! WTF

    It's not accurate though IMO - 91% of people use SLI? I find that difficult to believe it's that swayed.
     
  8. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Well, some people might run steam on their netbook and play World Of Goo and such. :D
     
  9. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Well, it makes sense to me. Think about it: people who buy ATI are usually aiming for the best bang for buck - hence they'll stick to single cards; Nvidia cards on the other hand scale much better in multi GPU configurations (YES, they do, get over it Red fanboys!) and tend to be dearer - so a person buying an Nvidia card probably isn't afraid of splashing out more money for a second GPU.

    I'm surprised that ATI are leading in DX10 though - however the venerable 8800 series is still holding strong.
     
  10. J!n

    J!n That's aperture science

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    I have a 5870 a quad core cpu and 4Gb RAM and im still on XP 32bit *hides* im getting Win7 at the end of the month though. So now you know one of the noobs that adds to the statistics :thumb:
     
  11. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Hey, I just moved to Windows 7 64-bit this past month! :D

    So, clearly, the majority follows my lead. The statistics correlate this fact. I am the person you need to watch to spot market trends. Bow unto me, peasants. :D
     
  12. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    I think its the 4890. Just before the GTX460 came out, everyone on here seemed to be recommending the 4890 as it was almost just as good as a 5850 (apparently).

    The 48xx series will last a bit longer than the 8800 I reckon. My 8800GT is starting to struggle with certain things, although I can still play everything, just not at Max.
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    I take it you're a Green fanboy then? :D
     
  14. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Good call, the 4890 was/is a good value card. And yeah, it'll last longer as technically it's about two generations ahead!
    Now whatever gave you that idea :D
     
  15. Omnituens

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    Maybe that SLi number is people with cards capable of SLi, rather than actual number with SLi?
     
  16. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    Nah. if you extend it, it divide the numbers down into 2 way SLI, 2 way Crossfire, 3 way SLI and 4 way SLI. :D
     
  17. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    I thought way more people would have a GTX260. It seemed like everyone had one last year
     
  18. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    The 91% SLI statistic is that 91% of those using a Multi-GPU have 2-way SLI, 5.1% with Crossfire, and the rest with 3-way and 4-way SLI.
     
  19. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    Only 0.69% of us using a GTX-280? Weird.
     
  20. October

    October Mariachi Style

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    It's been heading toward 7 steadily since it came out, there was a huuuuuge XP install base to overtake don't forget.

    Also damn right it's the 4890 :D
     

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