The January 2010 Steam Hardware Survey has been published on Valve's Steam website, these statistics give you a pretty good idea of what kind of hardware the average PC gamer uses. You can check out the latest report over here.
One of the things the survey reveals is that only 48.94 percent of Steam gamers can run DirectX 10 or higher, and that Windows XP 32-bit remains the most popular operating system with a marketshare of 42.15 percent. Intel processors are inside 69.06 percent of gamer's sytems, while AMD has to settle for 30.94 percent. The most popular GPU vendor is NVIDIA with a marketshare of 65.01 percent, followed by ATI at 29.82 percent, and integrated graphics from Intel take the third spot with a share of 3.61 percent.
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Re: Fewer than 50 percent of gamers can run DX10 games by Anonymous on Friday, February 12 2010 @ 06:37:05 CET
Because the next gen consoles will be using it as well as PC's, DX11 is going to be the REAL next gen deal