Last month's Steam survey shows that FHD resolution and 64-bit Windows 10 aren't going anywhere
The results of Steam's monthly survey for May 2023 reveal a few interesting facts, although nearly all changes are below the 1% threshold. The only jump higher than that figure is the 1.09% drop in Oculus Quest 2 usage (down to 44.05%).
The most popular operating system among Steam users remains Windows 10 64-bit, which now sits at 60.51%, which is 0.7% less than in April. Almost 52% of the computers tested used no less than 16 GB of memory. The most popular resolution of the primary display device continues to be 1080p/FHD, with a generous 64.33% share (0.19% drop from April). The dominant resolution of multi-monitor setups is 3,840 X 1,080 pixels.
When looking at the long-term figures displayed by Steam for the December 2021 - May 2023 period, a 0.38% loss for AMD in the processor section stands out. Thanks to it, Intel now has a slice of 67.52%. In the video card department, Nvidia reigns supreme with 76.37% while AMD and Intel have to share the remaining part of the pie. The first chip maker is now at 14.83% while its competitor has to live with just 8.59%.
As one can easily figure out based on these new numbers from Steam, change needs time in the hardware and software worlds. The time for Windows 11 and the increasingly popular 4K resolution will come, but it might take at least a year or so for them to take over.