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Valve is running a new hardware survey of Steam users, and while the results aren't exactly scientific, a sample size of close to 350,000 does reveal some interesting trends. Steam users are practically split down the middle on the processor front, with just over 51% favoring Intel CPUs. More than 21% of respondents are running two CPU cores, as well.

Nvidia has a clear lead when it comes to graphics, with the green team pushing pixels for over 58% of respondents. Those running ATI graphics drivers make up less than 37%, with a lowly 2.4% stuck with Intel integrated graphics. Nvidia's commanding lead comes largely on the strength of its mid-range and budget GPUs, with the GeForce 6600, 7600, and FX 5200 taking the top three spots overall. In fact, 10 of the 13 most popular graphics cards in the survey bear the GeForce name.

http://www.techreport.com/onearticle.x/12607
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post #2 of 12
Old but still cool to check out
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Old? The survey has only been running since May 30th.

Direct link to survey:
http://www.steampowered.com/status/survey.html

Some interesting trends indeed.
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post #4 of 12
its not a "new" survey, they just did it again

in fact, they've been doing it for years
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Yup ^^ Always cool to see again though
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Cool, never seen this. However I remember steam asking me to do this survey...
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There is 12000 users with the 8800's, not bad.
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post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by TrAncE XD View Post
its not a "new" survey, they just did it again

in fact, they've been doing it for years
I see. Thanks for the clarification.
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There is 12000 users with the 8800's, not bad.
that makes me feel special knowing im one of them :-D
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Interesting to see what people are actually running, ie a lot of people have minimal ram and few people have upgraded to vista, interesting despite all the hype microsoft say about it!
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