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Windows 8 Growing In Popularity With Gamers Shows Steam Hardware Survey



/ 3 years ago

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The Steam Hardware Survey always gives a good indication of what PC gamers are doing in terms of hardware and software trends. The monthly survey reveals details on all the hardware and software inside Steam users’ PCs. So if you’re interested in seeing if Steam gamers prefer Nvidia or AMD, 4GB or 8GB of RAM and so on then be sure to check it out.

The latest figures from the Steam Hardware Survey reveal that Windows 8 is actually growing reasonably fast among PC gamers using Steam. Windows 8 64 Bit grew by 1.1% taking most of that market share from Windows 7 64 bit which declined by 1.16%. That said most other Windows operating systems declined in market share with only Windows 8 64 bit showing positive growth. Most gamers that left declining Windows operating systems ended up moving to Windows 8 64 Bit, Linux based operating systems or Mac OS X.

So Windows 8 64 bit is popular with gamers. Are there any gamers out there that are using Windows 8 64 bit? Let us know if you are, and let us know why you have chosen Windows 8 64 bit over other operating systems!

Image courtesy of eTeknix via Steam


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  • Alistair Hardy

    not yet but i’m sat on the fence as to whether or not the new PC will be Win7 (like current) or Win8.
    I might have to give it a whirl just to see how it goes.

  • Markus Loide

    I’m using Windows 8 64-bit on my new desktop. Initially I only went with it because people on IRC kept saying it’s not as bad as people make it out to be, and while the Metro UI is absolute crap (I acquired a start menu program), I have to say I am more or less content with it. I AM, however, still considering going back to Win7 64-bit.

  • Wayne

    I have three personal rigs which can be classified as gaming machines A i5 760/GTX 570 (Win 8 64), a i7 3770K/GTX 680 (Win 7 64) and a i7 4770K/GTX 770 (Win 8 64). I use the former for gaming and just by chance, chose to install Win 8 for no particular reason. It makes no difference to me.

  • Stan Hood

    On the laptop I use Windows 7 and Windows 8 Pro

    On the desktop I use Window 7 and Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview
    I love the hell out of all of them!!!!!