For the first time, Windows 7 64-bit runs out of Steam supremacy.
Microsoft’s Windows 10 64-bit has become the most popular operating system among Steam gamers for the first time, surpassing Windows 7 64-bit OS.
According to a recent Steam Hardware Survey conducted in March, 36.97 percent of the platform users logged in from computers running Windows 10 64-bit operating system—a 2.96 percent increase from February. At the same time, the share of Windows 7 64-bit decreased slightly to 32.99 percent.
Technically speaking, however, Windows 7 remains the most popular OS on Steam, as its 64-bit and 32-bit versions have a combined share of 39.96 percent—narrowly beating Windows 10’s 38.28 percent share.
The share of Apple Mac users playing games on Steam fell slightly to 3.32 percent in March, while Linux users still account for less than one percent of the total user base.
Hardware Survey also revealed in its latest stats that 8 GB is the most common amount of system RAM on Steam, while most CPUs have two cores and clock at 2.3 GHz to 2.69 GHz. The clock speeds are given only for Intel-made CPUs, which are running 76.67 percent of surveyed computers
English is—perhaps unsurprisingly—the most popular system language with a share of 45.75 percent, followed by Russian (16.67 percent), and Simplified Chinese (6.5 percent).
What could actually come as a surprise is that about 3.5 percent of Steam users worldwide appear to have an Internet connection of up to 56 Kbps, which most probably means using a dial-up modem. Stranger still, the share of these connections in March didn’t decrease, but in fact grew by 0.07 percent.
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