Windows 10 64 Bit Usage Rises to 26.63% According to Latest Steam Survey
John Williamson / 5 years ago
The monthly Steam Hardware Survey is fascinating and provides a wealth of data regarding popular system configurations. Valve’s latest figures show the increased adoption of Windows 10 64 bit to 26.63 percent. This marks a fairly notable change of 2.24 percent from the last survey. Looking at the data in more detail, we can see the majority of the new adoptions are from Windows 7 users. Although, there is a very slight change from Windows Vista, 8, and 8.1.
Linux figures remain virtually unchanged despite Valve’s attempt to push SteamOS. Perhaps, Windows 10 is an enticing prospect for PC gamers due to the possibilities of DirectX 12. Previously, this low-level API was only used on theoretical benchmarks, but games like Ashes of the Singularity and the upcoming Deus Ex title will use DirectX 12. Only time will tell, how much this impacts on performance though.
On another note, the majority of PC gamers are technologically minded and aware of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade programme. While there are some concerns regarding privacy, it seems this isn’t enough to deter people from using Microsoft’s latest operating system. It’s amazing to see how quickly Windows 10 has been adopted compared to Windows Vista, 8 and 8.1. Although, I do think many users love Windows 7 and it will take a lot of convincing to make them switch.
Have you upgraded to Windows 10 yet?