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If they did it that way, then the average CPU speed wouldn't be 2.3Ghz...

For instance, I am running 4.2ghz right now, my old rig was 3.2Ghz, and the one before that was 2.8Ghz... 11 years ago. That is why people are laughing at Steam's results. They are so outdated.  

You realise you are not a representative sample of 125m steam users, right?

Hell, even OCN as a whole isn't a representative sample, I wouldn't be surprised if collectively we were towards the top 5% in terms of CPU speed.

Dismissing a survey because "it doesn't perfectly agree with my experience" is foolish. Laughable even.
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post #112 of 148
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Plenty of laptops in the world.

 

 

Again, Steam's is skewing things, because (if so), they then do not separate mobile devices in their statistics, from Personal Computers. Which severally skews results PC results.

 

Many game both on their PC & laptop. (depending on game). They are not the same platform... 

post #113 of 148
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I like to have all my games with Collector's Editions & retail boxes. On a shelf.

Which then get activated through Steam.
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You realise you are not a representative sample of 125m steam users, right?

Hell, even OCN as a whole isn't a representative sample, I wouldn't be surprised if collectively we were towards the top 5% in terms of CPU speed.

Dismissing a survey because "it doesn't perfectly agree with my experience" is foolish. Laughable even.

 

 

Yeah, uber laughable when you believe steam has that many members. It has that many accounts, not all active.

 

I am dismissing it, because if it is 2.3Ghz average, that means a good portion under that. Anyone who is gaming at 1.8Ghz is not gaming, they are posing. Their computer specs can't be taken seriously.. might as well play on your phone at that point.

 

Oddly, I bet Origin's statistics are much more realistic.

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Anyone who is gaming at 1.8Ghz is not gaming, they are posing. Their computer specs can't be taken seriously.. might as well play on your phone at that point.

This is probably the most absurd statement in this entire thread.

If your definition of gaming is so narrow that it excludes a substantial portion of the systems in a Steam survey, then it's your definition, not the survey, that lacks relevance and utility.
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Yeah, uber laughable when you believe steam has that many members. It has that many accounts, not all active.

I am dismissing it, because if it is 2.3Ghz average, that means a good portion under that. Anyone who is gaming at 1.8Ghz is not gaming, they are posing. Their computer specs can't be taken seriously.. might as well play on your phone at that point.

Oddly, I bet Origin's statistics are much more realistic.

Concurrent is 9 million, those are the daily grinders, they've had 20 million on at one point during a winter sale. So we know at least 20 million of them are active unique accounts.
 
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post #117 of 148
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Anyone who is gaming at 1.8Ghz is not gaming, they are posing. Their computer specs can't be taken seriously.. might as well play on your phone at that point.

That is the stupidest thing I've heard this month. LOL
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Yeah, uber laughable when you believe steam has that many members. It has that many accounts, not all active.

I am dismissing it, because if it is 2.3Ghz average, that means a good portion under that. Anyone who is gaming at 1.8Ghz is not gaming, they are posing. Their computer specs can't be taken seriously.. might as well play on your phone at that point.

Oddly, I bet Origin's statistics are much more realistic.

I feel dumber just reading this...
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Generally, we here at OCN cannot comprehend that there is a huge population of gamers out there who buy terrible cards, or at least make less informed decisions.

Most gamers are not agonizing over the 1080 ftw with DDR5X RAM vs. the ASUS Strix model or arguing over a series of benchmarks including optimized DX12 scenarios. They are buying the cheaper card, plug and play, jump back into WoW for legion xpac or DOTA or whatever. A $300+ price tag for a single part is a huge turn off to most people. Hell, even $250+ can be a deterrent.
It's because the enthusiast community aren't proper gamers, they're more like benchmarkers and care more about the statistics that their hardware can generate. Proper gamers are way more interested in just playing their favourite games, using the highest settings would be nice but it's not a priority, simply playing the games is what matters.
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It's because the enthusiast community aren't proper gamers, they're more like benchmarkers and care more about the statistics that their hardware can generate. Proper gamers are way more interested in just playing their favourite games, using the highest settings would be nice but it's not a priority, simply playing the games is what matters.

I love you.

These forums are so narrow minded when it comes to real world usage of PCs. Also, games.

The moment a game doesn't have close to photorealistic graphics and can bring almost any computer to its knees it isn't worth playing. Portal or Telltale games can run on a potato (giggles) and IMHO they're one of the best gaming experiences you can expect. Same for console exclusives like The Last of Us, Ookami or Journey. Enthusiasts are missing so much because of their elitism.
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