Less than 10% can play DirectX 10 games

Posted on Monday, May 19 2008 @ 12:00 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
The latest update of Valve's Steam Survey indicates only 9.60% of all Steam users have support for DirectX 10 games:

A couple of other interesting observations:
  • 2GB memory is the most popular memory configuration, 38.25% of the Steam gamers have 2GB of RAM in their rig.
  • 58.50% have a processor from Intel, 41.5% one from AMD.
  • Single-core processors win with 59.06%, followed by dual-core CPUs at 36.61% and quad-core processors at 4.31%.
  • Gamers appear to prefer NVIDIA, the top five video cards come from NVIDIA. The GeForce 8800 series is the most popular video card series with 9.37%, followed by the GeForce 7600 at 5.72% and the GeForce 8600 at 5.34%. The three most popular graphics cards from ATI are the Radeon 9600 (3.10%), Radeon 9200 (2.57%) and Radeon X1950 (2.36%). The ATI Radeon HD 3850, 3870 and NVIDIA's GeForce 9 series don't show up in the list because their marketshare is too small.
  • 25.73% of all Steam gamers have a widescreen display.
  • Around 30% still uses a AGP graphics card
  • The most popular primary display resolution is 1280 x 960 (39.17%), followed by 1024 x 768 (32.02%) and 1680 x 1050 (9.12%).
  • 3.49% of the Steam gamers have more than one display
  • Windows XP has a marketshare of 80.88%, Windows Vista 14.99%

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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