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Nice to also have some information about CPUs with the Oculus store, wish Steam would also list the models, not just clockrates.



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Some new Steam stats:



That's quite the jump from last year

 

Steam will still live on without an overpriced Activision port as well as a buggy mess of a Bethesda game. 



                                       

The October Steam numbers were quite strange (strong gains for 750 Ti, 1050 and 1050 Ti), they are back to a normal trend in November... probably the Chinese internet café problem again.

No big shifts otherwise, RTX GPUs haven't shown yet in the stats, Radeon RX 590 neither.

GTX Kepler - Pascal is still around 60% of the Steam hardware base (GTX Pascal still around 40% on its own), similar Radeon GPUs still between 7% and 8%... the other 33% only allow light gaming (GeForce GT + MX GPUs, Intel + Radeon APUs, DX9 GPUs...).

 

I'm quite conservative with the number of total active Steam accounts... since SteamSpy got castrated half a year ago, we have no indications whatsoever, so I'll leave them at 300 million accounts for now, even if they are probably higher.

Based on 300 million accounts and 96% of them with Windows, the estimate for systems which are faster than a PS4/XBO are still around 160 - 170 million Windows Steam accounts:

 

I also took a look at the "Vulkan system" statistic, but their numbers don't add up. Counting together the percentages the sum is way over 100%:



Those Vulkan numbers sure are strange. Maybe Valve has divided by the number of accounts having Vulkan systems instead of dividing by the number of Vulkan systems?



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For the Vulcan stat, I think Steam counted in some cases both GPU and the iGPU/APU. However, that's not enough to get down to 100%, and I doubt there are enough SLI systems to account for the rest.

Also, seems like some systems stay unaccounted yet, like anything with an Ryzen 7 2700U, which uses a Vega 10 - unless it's counted towards the generic RX Vega (but why seperate Vega 8 and Vega 11 then?)

Edit: Big jump for AMD. While I do think part of it is correcting out the Internet Cafés, it also shows that AMD is getting increasingly popular and that the high prices from Intel are hurting them already pretty hard. 

Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 02 December 2018

RTX 2070 + 2080 are entering the stats.



The earliest launch of the 2080 over the 2070 has allowed it to have a slightly bigger percentage that will probably lose in the following months.

What will also be interesting to see is if these new Nvidia cards become as popular as the previous ones, given the higher price.



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I wonder what's up at Steam, looking at the January 2019 GPU charts at the DX distribution:

DirectX 8 GPUs and below: 0.93% | 0.98% | 1.21% | 1.56% | 1.90% | +0.34%

How come those age-old GPUs are constantly getting a larger market share month ofter month despite being out of sale for almost 15 years now.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
I wonder what's up at Steam, looking at the January 2019 GPU charts at the DX distribution:

DirectX 8 GPUs and below: 0.93% | 0.98% | 1.21% | 1.56% | 1.90% | +0.34%

How come those age-old GPUs are constantly getting a larger market share month ofter month despite being out of sale for almost 15 years now.

I honestly have no idea how to interpret Steam hardware data and at this point ... I don't even try. Lol. 

(though we can be sure that people will find some way to spin this )