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Steam hardware survey shows 8% of users have already upgraded to Windows 11

The popular gaming plattform Steam has updated its hardware statistics, which now hint at a relatively quick adoption of the Windows 11 upgrade (Image: Valve)
The popular gaming plattform Steam has updated its hardware statistics, which now hint at a relatively quick adoption of the Windows 11 upgrade (Image: Valve)
Steam's hardware survey sometimes offers intriguing insights into the popularity of certain CPUs and GPUs among gamers, but after the October release of Windows 11 it has now given a noteworthy clue about gamers' willingness to upgrade to Microsoft's latest operating system.

The regularly updated hardware survey of the leading PC gaming platform Steam (gift card from US$20) often delivers interesting statistics regarding the brands and models of processors and graphics cards which are used by gamers around the world. Statistics like these are particularly useful when new hardware or operating systems have been launched, which is why the percentage of Steam users who have already upgraded to Windows 11 appears to be newsworthy, especially because it hints at a relatively quick adoption of Microsoft's new OS update.

According to Valve, 8.3% of Steam users have already downloaded and installed the Windows 11 update on their PC. Considering the platform's gigantic active user base of more than 100 million users, many gamers seem to have upgraded to Windows 11. Since October, the number of Steam gamers who use Windows 11 has therefore quadrupled, which can be seen as a success for the Redmond-based software company.

This is certainly good news for Microsoft, which was heavily criticized for the initially strict hardware requirements of the new operating system. The Windows 11 release was also plagued by certain bugs, one of which for example severely limited the gaming performance of AMD Ryzen CPUs. Now that more and more of these issues are gradually resolved, it appears that more players are willing to upgrade their gaming PC to Windows 11.

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Steam via Tom's Hardware Image: Valve

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Enrico Frahn
Editor of the original article: Enrico Frahn - Tech Writer - 938 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
My fascination for technology goes back a long way to the Pentium II era. Modding, overclocking and treasuring computer hardware has since become an integral part of my life. As a student, I further developed a keen interest in mobile technologies that can make the stressful college life so much easier. After I fell in love with the creation of digital content while working in a marketing position, I now scour the web to bring you the most exciting topics in the world of tech. Outside the office, I’m particularly passionate about motorsports and mountain biking.
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Enrico Frahn, 2021-12- 3 (Update: 2021-12- 3)