PC gamers love Windows 7

It seems that PC gamers, specifically those who use Steam, love Windows 7.

It seems that PC gamers, specifically those who use Steam, love Windows 7.

In a recent survey carried out by Steam, Windows 7 showed itself to be very popular amongst gamers, installed on a whopping 23% of the Steam gamer's PCs. Interestingly, 64-bit Windows 7 holds a commanding lead over it's 32-bit brother, with 15.61% and 7.45% shares respectively.

Here's the OS breakdown:

  • Windows XP 32 bit - 44.77%
  • Windows Vista 32 bit - 20.71%
  • Windows 7 64 bit - 15.61%
  • Windows Vista 64 bit - 10.00%
  • Windows 7 - 7.45%
  • Windows XP 64 bit - 0.64%
  • Windows 2003 64 bit - 0.64%
  • Windows 2000 - 0.10%
  • Other - 0.08%

Windows XP and Vista still have a lead over Windows 7, but I think that Vista will be surpassed by 7 pretty soon.

Let's take a look at a few other interesting statistics on offer:

CPU:

  • GenuineIntel - 69.06%
  • AuthenticAMD - 30.94%

System RAM:

  • Less than 512 MB - 0.65%
  • 512 MB to 999 MB - 4.07%
  • 1 GB - 11.72%
  • 2 GB - 30.94%
  • 3 GB - 29.99%
  • 4 GB - 15.04%
  • 5 GB and higher - 7.59%

CPUs/Cores:

  • 1 cpu - 18.08%
  • 2 cpus - 56.93%
  • 3 cpus - 0.95%
  • 4 cpus - 23.99%
  • 6 cpus - 0.00%
  • 8 cpus - 0.05%

GPU manufacturer:

  • ATI - 29.82%
  • Intel - 3.61%
  • NVIDIA - 65.01%
  • Other - 1.58%