Steam Hardware Survey: August 2009

Tuesday, 1st September 2009 15:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Valve has released its latest hardware survey results, and the findings pretty much give you an idea of what sort of gaming rigs are being used around the globe.

Looks like most people use DirectX 10 with the Nvidia Geforce 8800 graphics card, Windows XP, Realtek HD Audio output and Intel processors.

Sounds vaguely familiar on this end as well.

Kotaku has it broken down for you here, and the full results complete with charts are through Steam.



  1. blackdreamhunk

    there is no point in buying any new hardware until next year when all the cutting edge games like project offset is goming

    here is a list of cutting edge game coming to the pc

    project offset
    operation flash point
    alanwake (maybe if it’s not dumb down)
    thief 4
    Deus Ex 3
    stalker clear skies the new one
    the new half life 2 episode 3
    crysis 2

    that new mech game

    I am sure I miss a few more too as well

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ShiroGamer

    how are users using DX10
    along with windows xp

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    Some might be using the hack Shiro. Honestly, I cannot tell a major difference between 9 and 10 versus my PC and Laptop, respectively. Then again, I am 1/2 blind as well :-D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ShiroGamer

    Hacks are placebo effect based,Steph
    it only worked on the original Crysis because simply Crytek switched off some options that were AVAILABLE in DX9.0 anyway,for its deal with nVidia

    but yeh,maybe they mean in general

    wait,still doesn’t sound right :/

    and no you are not blind,DX10.0 for the most part wasn’t used enough on the dev end,and wasn’t seen enough on the gamer end
    also the cheapo DX10.0 supporting chipsets used in Laptops
    don’t even render DX9.0 well enough ,let alone DX10.0
    its all PR crap tbh

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    I have no idea what chipset my laptop is using for D10 but my nVIDIA 9650M GT makes everything lovely enough for me. It could be DX.0001 for all I care atm :-D

    #5 5 years ago
  6. ShiroGamer

    lol,9650 M GT is not bad

    #6 5 years ago
  7. blackdreamhunk

    oh i forgot one more high end game avator looks hot for pc

    not sure what system specs are going to be, it might be cutting edge for pc.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. freedoms_stain

    The figures for XP and DX10 are XP systems running a DX10 compatible GPU, not XP systems actually running DX10, and since loads of gamers are still gaming on more advanced hardware running XP all makes sense to me :)

    #8 5 years ago
  9. ShiroGamer

    if only ppl would read before they post

    #9 5 years ago

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