Last month, Steam's hardware survey showed a slight decline of 0.05% for Windows 10 in market share - its first drop since the operating system's launch. However, it appears that this was just a minor hiccup as the OS is now back on track once again, showing an overall increase of 0.64%, climbing to its highest ever market share of 49.33% on Valve's gaming platform.
47.98% of the Steam user base now utilize the 64-bit version of Windows 10, while 1.35% use the 32-bit version, accounting for a total of 49.33%. This is a 0.70% increase for the former and a 0.06% decrease for the latter.
Surprisingly, for the first time in months, Linux showed a decline in user base. Although a decrease of 0.04% might appear to be minor, it still impacts the OS' market share heavily, keeping in view that it barely commands less than 1% of the market already.
Hardware preferences remained more or less the same as the previous report. 8GB of RAM is still the most used system configuration, accompanied by 1GB of VRAM. Primary display resolution on a single monitor remains 1920x1080 and the resolution on a multi-monitor setup still rests at 3840x1080. The NVIDIA GTX 970 is the most used video card and is being utilized by 4.97% of all Steam gamers.