Computers & Laptops | September 21, 2023
We’ve just entered September, and Valve has once again kept its tradition of sharing the results of its regular hardware and software survey, which gives us a monthly look at the average computer configuration of its players and the various changes that occur throughout the year.
As always, let’s start with the August survey by looking at the processors. It’s no surprise that Intel continues to dominate with a 65.76% usage share, although the trend over the past few years has been slowly but steadily declining, with AMD gradually closing the gap, reaching a 34.24% usage share this month.
Moving on to graphics cards, the dominance of NVIDIA is significant and has grown slightly compared to the previous month, with a usage share of 74.93% on PCs, while AMD sits at 15.94%, and Intel is at 8.77%, thanks in large part to its GPUs for laptops.
The most commonly used graphics card is still the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, with a 4.96% usage share, although it seems that the RTX 3060 is close behind, with a 4.73% usage share.
In the previous sections, there haven’t been too many changes compared to July, and the most notable development is the continued growth of Windows 11, now present on 39.22% of systems, marking a 2.55% increase compared to the previous month. Windows 10 is gradually declining but is still present on 55.98% of Windows-based systems.
Furthermore, the use of computers with 16 GB of RAM continues to grow and now accounts for more than 50% (specifically 50.92%). The next most popular configuration is 32 GB (20.54%), followed by 8 GB with a 15.76% usage share.
You can access all the survey data by clicking here.