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Over 70% of Steam users are now running Windows 10 64-bit

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Over 70% of Steam users are now running Windows 10 64-bit according to the June 2019 hardware survey.

 

For those who are unaware, "Steam conducts a monthly survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software our customers are using. Participation in the survey is optional, and anonymous. The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer." This month's survey shows a small increase for Windows overall to 96.49% of all users but also sees Windows 10 64-bit breaking the 70% barrier alongside Windows 7 64-bit declining down to 21.34%

 

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Another interesting takeaway from this month's survey is a decline in macOS and Linux usage. While there is no indication of what's causing this, one could assume a combination of the Xbox Game Pass for PC launch promotion and concerns over the future of 32-bit applications within 64-bit versions of macOS and Ubuntu to have played a part in this. This year's release of macOS will end all support for 32-bit applications, which includes the Steam client itself, unless updated before then, and the vast majority of available games. We're also recently seen Canonical make the decision to drop 32-bit multi-arch support from 64-bit releases of Ubuntu starting with 19.10 later this year which will impact the Steam client, the majority of native Linux games and WINE/Proton for running Windows games.

 

Going forward I only expect this to rise further and I think Windows 10 64-bit will be at least 80% of all Steam users, if not higher, by the end of 2019. Windows 7 support is almost over and a lot of newer hardware only has drivers for Windows 10 64-bit. When you also include increased adoption of DirectX 12 within newer games and the imminent approach of next generation games consoles which will only make DX12 (or Vulkan) the norm, I don't see there being much of a choice in operating system if you like to play modern games.

 

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2 minutes ago, Johners said:

Windows 7 support is almost over and a lot of newer hardware only has drivers for Windows 10 64-bit.

This wont stop some people from holding onto Win 7. For Hating Win 10/8 for it's layout or features, Being too lazy to upgrade, or having a "If it aint broke" mentality, people are going to hold onto Win 7 as long as they possibly can, even if it means missing out on some hardware possibilities.


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13 minutes ago, Johners said:

This year's release of macOS will end all support for 32-bit applications, which includes the Steam client itself, unless updated before then

New macOS installs of Steam are 64Bit. However a Mac which has had Steam installed for years will still have the 32Bit client. 

 

Windows is still 32Bit across the board though. 


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8 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

This wont stop some people from holding onto Win 7. For Hating Win 10/8 for it's layout or features, Being too lazy to upgrade, or having a "If it aint broke" mentality, people are going to hold onto Win 7 as long as they possibly can, even if it means missing out on some hardware possibilities.

Just wait til these same people complain about why their computer starts acting strange after not getting security updates by next February.

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Half of them probably didn't know, they got auto updated to windows 10.


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29 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

This wont stop some people from holding onto Win 7. For Hating Win 10/8 for it's layout or features, Being too lazy to upgrade, or having a "If it aint broke" mentality, people are going to hold onto Win 7 as long as they possibly can, even if it means missing out on some hardware possibilities.

Oh darn ill miss out on cortana... and microsoft edge.... and my files wont randomly disappear after an update. What a shame.

 

I may be cherry picking , but the cold hard truth is if the new os doesnt do anything better for me , why would I want it?

 

I gave it a trial run one time on a spare machine and.... short of it pegging the hdd to 100% almost constantly I saw very little different from what I actually want. Ill eventually be forced to use it but im going to enjoy every last bit of windows 7.

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I honestly don't see why wouldn't they want to upgrade to Win10. It was even a free option a while ago, to simply use your Win7 licence key for Win10 activation.

And it's not a bad Windows version by any means ... at least that's my opinion. 


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4 minutes ago, emosun said:

Ill eventually be forced to use it but im going to enjoy every last bit of windows 7.

Case in point :D 

 

I'd say one arguable benefit for Win 10 is security. Since Win 7 isnt being patched as regularly, more vulnerabilities will appear that wont be patched. I also had the 100% HDD issue (on both win 8.1 and 10) and I had to do a fresh install to fix it. 


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3 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

 

Win &

Never heard of that version of Windows.


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53 minutes ago, pizapower said:

Linux 0.76%

RIP LInux

And it'll pretty much stay in that ballpark until OEMs like Dell / HP / etc. arse themselves to provide a pre-installed version of it on their offerings ?.

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14 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

Case in point :D 

 

I'd say one arguable benefit for Win 10 is security. Since Win 7 isnt being patched as regularly, more vulnerabilities will appear that wont be patched. I also had the 100% HDD issue (on both win 8.1 and 10) and I had to do a fresh install to fix it. 

I'll be honest, SSDs should be a requirement for running Windows itself as mechanical hard drives just aren't fit for purpose anymore. They should even be the minimum requirement for games and likely be once the next-gen consoles are released with their built-in SSDs.


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Expected. 64-bit W10 wil continue to grow. 


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One of the best moves Microsoft ever made was offering Windows 10 upgrades for free, and doing so for such a long time (even with whatever workarounds there were to still get it). This helped more rapidly move people off Windows 7 and especially 8/8.1 and over to Windows 10. It was a no-brainer for me as I was already on the preview versions well before hand and loved it already, so it was a pretty easy sell at no cost to get family, friends, clients, and so on to make the move.


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1 hour ago, TVwazhere said:

Case in point :D 

 

I'd say one arguable benefit for Win 10 is security. Since Win 7 isnt being patched as regularly, more vulnerabilities will appear that wont be patched. I also had the 100% HDD issue (on both win 8.1 and 10) and I had to do a fresh install to fix it. 

Which means nothing. You can have the most secure operating system in the world if the one who uses it is a complete moron then it's instantly nullified.

How secure a system is, is based on the user, not the operating system.  

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1 hour ago, TVwazhere said:

This wont stop some people from holding onto Win 7. For Hating Win 10/8 for it's layout or features, Being too lazy to upgrade, or having a "If it aint broke" mentality, people are going to hold onto Win 7 as long as they possibly can, even if it means missing out on some hardware possibilities.

you can run win 7 and 8,1 on the new cpus no problem, at most you might have to look a bit for audio and usb drivers after that there is nothing to worry about, i have got a win 7 running on a 2600 and a win 8.1 on a 2400g

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This hardware survey doesn't seem to make much sense. AMD is going down in CPU market share... what? Meanwhile, they AREN'T going down in GPU market share.... WHAT? And how are dual and quad core CPU's the super majority here? I get that this survey is utterly massive and takes ages for it to show significant change, but damn this seems to be the opposite of the way the market is moving.

 

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd...


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3 hours ago, TVwazhere said:

For Hating Win 10/8 for it's layout or features

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6 minutes ago, BigDamn said:

This hardware survey doesn't seem to make much sense. AMD is going down in CPU market share... what? Meanwhile, they AREN'T going down in GPU market share.... WHAT? And how are dual and quad core CPU's the super majority here? I get that this survey is utterly massive and takes ages for it to show significant change, but damn this seems to be the opposite of the way the market is moving.

 

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd...

wander how much intel and nvidia pay them?

 

 

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5 hours ago, BigDamn said:

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd.

Same here, I get prompts on my Windows box but not on the Linux one. 

 

Actually, come to think of it, I've never gotten a prompt on my laptop (also on Linux) either.   No wonder the Linux market share stays so low. 

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5 hours ago, BigDamn said:

This hardware survey doesn't seem to make much sense. AMD is going down in CPU market share... what? Meanwhile, they AREN'T going down in GPU market share.... WHAT? And how are dual and quad core CPU's the super majority here? I get that this survey is utterly massive and takes ages for it to show significant change, but damn this seems to be the opposite of the way the market is moving.

 

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd...

Does the graph really show that though, the change for the last month is within margin of error. The 5 month trend is up for AMD and down for Intel. Its only Zen2 that has made the general public take notice of AMD again, so will be interesting to see how the graph will develop next 6 month after the release of Zen2.

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Looking high, looking low, looking side to side...   There's news in this thread...    somewhere... 

 

 

Nah, this doesn't surprise me,   the only thing that stays the same while moving forward is ignorance.  Eventually the only windows versions will be 10.  


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12 hours ago, BigDamn said:

This hardware survey doesn't seem to make much sense. AMD is going down in CPU market share... what? Meanwhile, they AREN'T going down in GPU market share.... WHAT? And how are dual and quad core CPU's the super majority here? I get that this survey is utterly massive and takes ages for it to show significant change, but damn this seems to be the opposite of the way the market is moving.

 

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd...

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16 hours ago, Johners said:

which includes the Steam client itself

Nope, the steam client is 64-bit on MacOS. Sometimes people do upgrade to Catalina with the old version, but if you re-install, it works fine. It is the applications which are installed by steam that could be 32-bit. 

 

The reason for the decline is support from app developers for MacOS is pretty terrible - Blizzard is probably the best game client for MacOS right now. 

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13 hours ago, BigDamn said:

This hardware survey doesn't seem to make much sense. AMD is going down in CPU market share... what? Meanwhile, they AREN'T going down in GPU market share.... WHAT? And how are dual and quad core CPU's the super majority here? I get that this survey is utterly massive and takes ages for it to show significant change, but damn this seems to be the opposite of the way the market is moving.

 

Side note, I find it odd that my two desktops (both Windows 7, both AMD CPUs, 1 with Nvidia 1 with AMD GPU) haven't been prompted for this survey in ages. My laptop (Windows 10, Intel CPU, Nvidia GPU)? Been asked twice in one year. Odd...

 

Majority of the CPU's out there are dual and quad core,  A lot of the rhetoric on forums about more cores is just enthusiast noise.  The general consumer (and gamer) doesn't need more than 4 cores for just about majority of games/end uses.   Given that, it is going to take a few more years before we start seeing 6+ core cpu's rise in these surveys as they slowly become the majority in consumer space.

 

Also I never got asked to be apart of the survey until I got an AMD GPU, it's just random.

 

 


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