Valve Releases Latest Steam PC Hardware Survey; Nvidia Cards and 4:3 Displays Lead

Valve has revealed the results of its latest PC hardware survey, which polled 1,728,662 Steam users from November 13, 2007 to May 15, 2008.

Among the findings, the company reported that Nvidia cards occupy the top six slots of video hardware among Steam users, with the GeForce 8800 leading at 9.36%. The most common RAM configuration was 2GB and above.

Other interesting results include the ability of 9.57% to utilize DirectX10, the part where 0.55% of Steam users connect with a 33.6 Kbps modem, as well as:


  • 73.87% use 4:3 aspect primary displays
  • 25.70% use 16:9 aspect primary displays
  • 3.49% of use multi-monitor desktop resolutions
  • 39.18% run their primary display at 1280 x 960
  • 32.02% run their primary display at 1024 x 768
Hard Drives
  • 32.59% have more than 250GB in HDD capacity
  • The most common amount of free HDD space was 10GB-19.9GB