Graphics – AMD Beats NVIDIA in Firefox Hardware Survey

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Graphics – AMD Beats NVIDIA in Firefox Hardware Survey

Though Steam regularly shows NVIDIA as the most popular graphical hardware provider, usurping AMD, a new Firefox hardware survey shows the exact opposite. While Steam’s Hardware Report – by its nature – presents stats specific to gamers, Firefox’s equivalent potentially offers a more “real-world” hardware view, using data divined from Firefox browser users. As such, it appears that AMD’s graphical solutions are more popular amongst regular PC users. However, since Firefox’s sample only counts for 6.08% of the world browser market share, the number may not be entirely representative. Also, the survey’s leading graphics vendor is, by quite some margin, Intel. Regardless, it still makes for interesting reading, and AMD beating NVIDIA is the key revelation. Of course, Intel wins out on CPU share by a considerable amount.

AMD Beats NVIDIA in Firefox Hardware Survey

The Firefox Hardware Report breaks down four headline separate categories: Graphics, Processor, Operating System, and Flash (as in the vulnerability-laden Adobe platform. The survey presents no surprises, per se, though AMD’s graphical victory over NVIDIA is unexpected. In addition, though, are a number of other hardware statistics. These include specific GPU model, display resolution, CPU, CPU speed, memory, and architecture (32-bit Vs. 64-bit).


  • 65% – Intel
  • 15% – AMD
  • 14% – NVIDIA
  • 5% – Other

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  • 88% – Intel
  • 12% – AMD

Operating System

  • 46% – Windows 7
  • 34% – Windows 10
  • 8% – Windows 8.1
  • 6% – Other
  • 5% – macOS
  • 1% – Windows XP

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  • 66% – Has Flash
  • 34% – No Flash

And The Rest

The top GPU model is Haswell (GT2) with 10.71%; 1366×768 is the most popular resolution with 33.65%; most users (68.67%) run two-core processors; the most common CPU speed is 2.3GHz to 2.69GHz (26.05%); 33.01% of users run just 4GB of RAM, though 8GB is on the rise; finally, 64-bit architecture trumps 32-bit architecture – and only within the last month – by 61.66% to 38.34%.

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