Almost one in four Steam users have updated to Windows 11

Here’s the latest data from Valve, revealing new details about the computers players are using to access the platform. The September 2022 Steam Hardware and Software Survey shows the continued and steady rise of Windows 11, and now almost one in four Steam users are using Microsoft’s latest operating system.


Disclaimer: Valve randomly selects users who receive offers to participate in the survey. Customers are free to opt out of data collection, so the end result is not 100% accurate and does not cover 100% of the user base.


In September 2022, Windows 11 continued to eat into Windows 10’s share. The first reached the 24.84% mark by gaining 1.06 points. Windows 10 lost 0.57% to 68.49%. Although the seven-year-old operating system continues to lose customers on Steam (and will continue to do so), Windows 10 will remain the most popular choice for quite some time.

Windows 7 stubbornly refuses to leave the platform and remains the third most popular Windows version on Steam. Valve says the 13-year-old 64-bit version of Windows is showing 2.40% (-0.20 points in September 2022). Across all versions, Windows owns 96.41% of all Steam users, and the value is up 0.18 points from August 2022.

  1. Windows 10 64-bit – 68.49% (-0.57)
  2. Windows 11 – 24.84% (+1.06)
  3. Windows 7 64-bit – 2.4% (-0.2)
  4. macOS – 2.36% (-0.14)
  5. Linux-1.23% (-0.04)

Now here are the most popular hardware configurations:

Steam Hardware Survey – September 2022
processors Intel AMD Microsoft
68.73% (+0.82) 31.24% (-0.82) 0.02%
Physical cores 6 hearts 4 hearts 8 hearts
33.54% (+0.5) 30.99% (-0.3) 19.19% (+0.22)
Memory 16 GB 8 GB 32 GB
53.19% (+1.97) 21.39% (-0.97) 13.04% (-0.09)
Graphics Cards Nvidia AMD Intel
76.77% (+0.56) 14.41% (-0.26) 8.61% (-0.31)
Graphics Card Models NVIDIA GTX 1060 NVIDIA GTX 1650 NVIDIA RTX 2060
6.73% (+0.34) 6.11% (+0.08) 5.02% (+0.17)
Graphics Cards Memory 8 GB 6 GB 4GB
25.06% (-0.16) 21.8% (+0.96) 15.97% (-0.12)
Monitor resolution 1920×1080 2560×1440 1366×768
66.38% (+0.64) 11.25% (+0.33) 5.55% (-0.68)

As usual, you can find more detailed information on the official Steam Hardware & Software Survey page.

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