Nearly one in five Steam users run Windows 11 on Windows 10


Windows 11 has been around for just under six months now, and the number of gaming PCs running Microsoft’s latest operating system continues to grow. Although many have opted to stick with Windows 10, the February 2022 Steam Hardware Survey indicates that nearly one in five users have upgraded to the latest version of the operating system.

A 2.13% drop puts Windows 10’s market share at 75.69%, with nearly all of those users apparently switching to Windows 11. 2.03% and is now installed on 15.59% of all gaming platforms and laptops running Steam. However, it also marks a slight drop in Windows 11’s spread rate, compared to last month’s 3.41% growth.

While Windows 11 won’t see the same kind of success as its ever-popular predecessor, Windows 7, we’ll likely see it overtake Windows 10 as we approach 2025, when Microsoft officially ends support for the operating system. . Its required TPM system is also likely to stifle growth, but this should be resolved as users upgrade their gaming processors and adopt new motherboards.

As for other notable developments in the Steam hardware survey, 50.55% of users on the platform now have 16GB of gaming RAM. We could very well see this amount of memory becoming the new standard in the next few years, with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles both having the same capacity. So be sure to keep an eye out for future video game system requirements, so your system doesn’t fall behind.

Meanwhile, 1440p gaming monitors are poised to break double-digit market share, growing 0.49% to a total of 9.68%. Given that Nvidia GeForce 60 and 50 class graphics cards make up the majority of users’ graphics cards on Steam, the smaller resolution share compared to 1080p’s whopping 67.46% isn’t too surprising. It will probably be a case of when rather than if QHD screens may overtake FHD as GPUs become more powerful with each new generation.


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