Steam Hardware & Software Survey: July 2010

Steam collects data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. The survey data is incredibly helpful to us in that it ensures that we're making good decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer.

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  Windows and Mac
ITEM
MOST POPULAR
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
OS Version
Windows XP 32 bit
32.73%
-0.26%

System RAM
2 GB
27.23%
-0.31%

Intel CPU Speeds
2.3 Ghz to 2.69 Ghz
27.35%
-0.55%

Physical CPUs
2 cpus
56.82%
-0.40%

Video Card Description
 ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
7.21%
0.00%

VRAM
512 MB
33.59%
-0.44%

Primary Display Resolution
1280 x 1024
16.75%
-0.34%

Multi-Monitor Desktop Resolution
2960 x 1050
9.02%
0.17%

Microphones
Yes
72.90%
-0.37%

Language
English
58.94%
-0.63%

Free Hard Drive Space
10 GB to 99 GB
33.97%
-0.16%

Total Hard Drive Space
250 GB to 499 GB
33.26%
0.57%

Network Speed
2,048.0 Kbps
32.85%
0.23%

Other Settings
FCMOV
100.00%
0.00%



  Windows (Mac data coming soon)
APPLICATION, SERVICE OR SUITE
 
PERCENTAGE
CHANGE
Steam
100.00%

Adobe Flash Player
96.79%

Adobe Acrobat
73.18%

Mozilla Firefox
63.05%

Microsoft Office
57.26%

Microsoft Silverlight
53.13%

Windows Live Messenger
52.58%

Microsoft Office PowerPoint
47.18%

Microsoft Office Word
46.21%

WinRAR
45.28%

Microsoft Office Excel
44.73%

QuickTime
43.95%

Skype
41.75%

Windows Live Mail
41.05%

Adobe AIR
40.60%

Microsoft Games for Windows
36.63%

Microsoft Office OneNote
34.77%

Windows Media Player
33.43%

PunkBuster
32.87%

Bonjour
31.97%

Microsoft Office Access
31.81%

iTunes
30.73%

µTorrent
29.41%

ATI Catalyst Control Center
29.00%

Microsoft Office InfoPath
27.03%

Windows Live Sync
25.59%

Windows Live Essentials
24.99%

Microsoft Office Groove
23.38%

Piriform CCleaner
22.70%

Windows Live Writer
22.62%

Microsoft Internet Explorer
19.82%

System Requirements Lab
19.66%

Winamp
19.45%

TeamSpeak
17.99%

7-Zip
17.90%

Ventrilo
17.38%

avast!
16.01%

Microsoft Works
15.19%

OpenOffice
14.63%

Fraps
13.70%

EA Download Manager
12.09%

Google Chrome
11.56%

Xfire
10.54%

ESET
8.81%

Safari
8.69%

GIMP
6.26%

Paint.NET
5.81%

BitTorrent
5.28%

Vuze (Azureus)
4.37%

WinZip
4.28%

foobar2000
2.66%

BitComet
2.44%

Norton AntiVirus
1.78%

Microsoft Office FrontPage
0.69%

* We are continuing to refine this data to provide the most relevant list of installed applications. New items will be added as they are identified.

 

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