Almost every fourth Steam user has updated to Windows 11

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Here is the latest data from Valve, revealing new details about the computers gamers use to access the platform. The Steam Hardware & Software Survey for September 2022 shows Windows 11's continuous and steady climb, and now almost every fourth Steam user runs the latest operating system from Microsoft.


Disclaimer: Valve randomly picks users that get offers to participate in the survey. Customers are free to reject data collection, so the final result is not 100% accurate and does not cover 100% of the user base.


In September 2022, Windows 11 continued biting off Windows 10's share. The former has reached the 24.84% mark, gaining 1.06 points. Windows 10 lost 0.57%, settling at 68.49%. Although the seven-year-old operating system keeps losing customers on Steam (and will continue doing so), Windows 10 will remain the most popular choice for quite a while.

Windows 7 stubbornly refuses to leave the platform and remains the third most popular Windows version on Steam. Valve says the 64-bit version of the thirteen-year-old Windows has 2.40% (-0.20 points in September 2022). All versions combined, Windows holds 96.41% of all Steam users, and the value went up 0.18 points compared to August 2022.

  1. Windows 10 64-bit - 68.49% (-0.57)
  2. Windows 11 - 24.84% (+1.06)
  3. Windows 7 64-bit - 2.4% (-0.2)
  4. macOS - 2.36% (-0.14)
  5. Linux - 1.23% (-0.04)

Now here are the most popular hardware configurations:

Steam Hardware Survey - September 2022
Processors Intel AMD Microsoft
68.73% (+0.82) 31.24% (-0.82) 0.02%
Physical Cores 6 cores 4 cores 8 cores
33.54% (+0.5) 30.99% (-0.3) 19.19% (+0.22)
Memory 16GB 8GB 32GB
53.19% (+1.97) 21.39% (-0.97) 13.04% (-0.09)
Graphics Cards Nvidia AMD Intel
76.77% (+0.56) 14.41% (-0.26) 8.61% (-0.31)
Graphics Cards Models NVIDIA GTX 1060 NVIDIA GTX 1650 NVIDIA RTX 2060
6.73% (+0.34) 6.11% (+0.08) 5.02% (+0.17)
Graphics Cards Memory 8GB 6GB 4GB
25.06% (-0.16) 21.8% (+0.96) 15.97% (-0.12)
Monitor Resolution 1920 x 1080 2560 x 1440 1366 x 768
66.38% (+0.64) 11.25% (+0.33) 5.55% (-0.68)

As usual, you can find more detailed information on the official Steam Hardware & Software Survey page.

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