NIXSOLUTIONS: Steam User Survey – February Insights

Valve has recently released its February report on Steam user surveys, shedding light on key trends within the gaming community. This comprehensive overview encompasses changes in operating system popularity, GPU preferences, language dynamics, and more.

Operating System Preferences:

Windows 10 has witnessed a resurgence in popularity among Steam users, reclaiming its position as the preferred OS on the gaming platform. Despite Windows 11’s brief spike in January, it experienced a decline by the end of February, while Windows 10 gained momentum, securing 54.19% of users.


GPU Landscape:

In the realm of graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 3060 model solidified its position as the most favored accelerator, with a notable 1.19 percentage point increase. Additionally, various models from the GeForce RTX 4000 series exhibited growth, and the new RTX 4070 Super made its debut on the statistics.

While GeForce RTX 2000 series cards maintain popularity, AMD cards experienced no significant growth. The Radeon RX 580 remains the top choice among AMD users, although it doesn’t secure a spot in the top 20 cards on the platform.

Processor Trends:

The processor landscape has shown stability since November, with Intel processors continuing to dominate (65-66% of users). Intel gained 2.2 percentage points, while AMD lost the same, leaving AMD with a 32.05% share. Six-core processors remain the most popular choice, embraced by 34.12% of users.

Language Dynamics:

A notable shift occurred in language preferences, with Chinese surpassing English as the most spoken language on the platform. This marks a 7.6 percentage point increase, reflecting the evolving linguistic landscape of Steam users.

User Configurations:

Survey participants reported diverse RAM configurations, with nearly half opting for 16GB and 27% utilizing 32GB. Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) remains the favored screen resolution among 58.82% of users, followed by 1440p at 18.99%, adds NIXSOLUTIONS. A majority (56.57%) boast systems with over 1 TB of permanent memory.

In conclusion, Valve’s February Steam user survey unveils nuanced insights into the evolving preferences and configurations of the gaming community, offering a comprehensive snapshot of the current landscape.