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