Steam hardware survey denotes increase in lower-end PC use

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:02 GMT

Valve has released the results of its latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey, and during June 2012, the firm noted an increase in Intel graphics as well as increased use of older dual and single-core systems. It also noted an increase in the use of DirectX 9. With resolution, 25% of participants used 1920×1080, while 18% preferred 1366×768, and 7% used 1600×900 resolution. The reason for the use of older hardware, according to PCGamesN, was more users playing Steam titles through their laptops as well as the rise in popularity in indie titles which support lower graphics.

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