January Steam Hardware & Software Survey

The Steam Hardware & Software Survey January results are online, revealing trends among the Steam user base. There are no dramatic changes that jump out from this, though The Next Web notes that Windows 8 and 8.1 adoption has crept past the 20% mark. Thanks HARDOCP.
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 4, 2014, 15:00
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TheLeech wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:08:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
No they're not. They're laptops. If they were older, their share wouldn't have increased.
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Feb 4, 2014, 14:59
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TheLeech wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 11:08:

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
Glad you missed the point. Also note the UID.
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 4, 2014, 11:08
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Feb 4, 2014, 11:08
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 4, 2014, 05:42:
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*

Perhaps you're new to PC gaming. The 1366x768 panels are older.
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 4, 2014, 05:42
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Feb 4, 2014, 05:42
 
TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 19:33:
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
Gotcha. So new panels with lower resolution, better than old panels with a higher resolution!

*Insert in soviet russia joke*
--
"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 4, 2014, 01:24
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Feb 4, 2014, 01:24
 
Both GPU and CPU trends are point to AMD losing share.... ugh. I am no great fan of ATI cards, but I am starting to worry about AMD. Amd is still in the business of making CPU's, right?
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 19:33
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Feb 3, 2014, 19:33
 
Don't be dense. Those are older panels.
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 18:20
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TheLeech wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 16:10:
There's nothing odd about it. It was a cheap way for panel manufacturers to make 16:9(ish) screens.
That's like saying 1024x768 is good because it's even cheaper! So yeah it's oddball, and it's highly screwed up. Hell my previous notebook was 1920x1080, and it's bloody hard to find a 17" screen for one of those that isn't in oddball land.
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 16:10
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Feb 3, 2014, 16:10
 
There's nothing odd about it. It was a cheap way for panel manufacturers to make 16:9(ish) screens.
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 16:09
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UHD wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 14:18:
I never really thought the Video Card Description statistics were all that useful. The Intel 4000 might be the most popular single GPU but Intel GPUs make up a little over 16% of Steam's userbase...

That's a testament to how many different models of Nvidia and AMD cards there are, Intel don't fragment their customer base nearly as much. Fairly meaningless, as you say.
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 15:45
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Feb 3, 2014, 15:45
 
Oddball resolutions: 1366 x 768 ugh, I see monitors even 21-23" using this.
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"For every human problem,
there is a neat, simple solution;
and it is always wrong."
--H.L. Mencken
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 15:37
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avianflu wrote on Feb 3, 2014, 13:58:
most popular GPU at 5% is the Intel 4000 GPU -- I assume we are looking at laptops

Most desktops sold don't include a dedicated GPU, casual gamers don't tend to install them seperately. Any of the intel GPU's in the survey are both desktops and laptops.
Yours truly,

Axis
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Re: January Steam Hardware & Software Survey
Feb 3, 2014, 15:10
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Feb 3, 2014, 15:10
 
Steam isn't just for gaming rigs, either... Plenty of desktops with no dedicated GPU play lots of games just fine. Older ones, mostly, but still.
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UHD
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UHD
 
I never really thought the Video Card Description statistics were all that useful. The Intel 4000 might be the most popular single GPU but Intel GPUs make up a little over 16% of Steam's userbase...
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Feb 3, 2014, 13:58
 
most popular GPU at 5% is the Intel 4000 GPU -- I assume we are looking at laptops
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