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Interesting.
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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%

post #2 of 51
I'm trying to find a similar statistic from this winter... Overall things haven't changed but I'm seeing more Vista.
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10% is quite a lot, wow.
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I'm not really suprised...Source games can still be maxed out, or played at high in game settings on some legacy systems, with an X800 or 7600GT, and a P4 CPU...
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wow vista I think just double the marketshare.

I would have thought that every gamer would have the 8 series or the 2xxx series by now? guess I was wrong. We won't see the full adoption of dx10 for another 2-3 years imho.
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When DX10 becomes worth running I will pay to upgrade to Vista and join the increasing 10%. But until then, at least so far, Vistas other gains just aren't worth me paying ~$100 and formatting for.
    
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I'm confused... Their "interesting observations" are contrary to what is shown in the graphic.

Also, there is no source link listed that I can see?
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I would have thought that every gamer would have the 8 series or the 2xxx series by now? guess I was wrong. We won't see the full adoption of dx10 for another 2-3 years imho.
Plenty of dedicated gamers are still several years behind in hardware.

I know many people who game significantly more than I do who still run single core AMD chips and DX8 graphics cards.

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I'm confused... Their "interesting observations" are contrary to what is shown in the graphic.
The graph only shows people with Vista AND a DX10 capable GPU.

Add everything up and you get ~9.6%
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I'm impressed with how high it is considering only the latest 4 gens (2 nVidia 2 ATI) have it plus you need Vista.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
The graph only shows people with Vista AND a DX10 capable GPU.

Add everything up and you get ~9.6%
My issue lies with the captions not describing the image posted.
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