New Steam survey results

Discussion in 'Graphics and Semiconductor Industry' started by Rangers, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Alexko

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    Yeah, it's odd, but the numbers make more sense now.
     
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    Which brings Nvidia Steam DX11 marketshare to 12.79%. I suppose that's moderately encouraging.

    Perhaps a marketing campaign that highlights the superior end user experience of the Nvidia ecosystem would be useful.

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    It looks good overall. It seems that the various AMD mobile parts are starting to sell in reasonable numbers although I guess it proves that overwhelmingly the PCs on Steam are desktop units rather than laptops.
     
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    This isn't a thread to discuss IHV's next-gen parts.
     
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    Not surprising at all.
     
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    Nice, that brings Nvidia up to ~3% of the Dx11 market. :)

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    I bet GeForce 4 outsold GeForce 3 too. I think we need more DX11 games to make more people want to upgrade. I don't think there's much point right now for people who have 8800GT level performance. There needs to be performance delta and more games that a 8800GT/4850 can't handle.

    I can't wait to see what new consoles do to the industry.
     
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    Agreed, in theory any new console (other than perhaps Nintendo) should have a baseline of Dx11-ish features. Or Dx11+ depending on when they are released and when they were feature locked during developement.

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    Randy Pitchford noted during last weekend's DNF interviews that new consoles were still a few years out, so DX11 would be a minimum for me.
     
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    And the next Wii would move up to DX9 then? :D
     
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    Register combiners first. DX9 would be a *big* jump.
     
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    Over 60% of systems are DX10+ compliant, as Windows XP incurs a massive 5.17% :!: drop. At that rate DX9 will be entirely irrelevant in just a few short months.

    Over 67% of systems have 3+GB of RAM. That kinda surprised me.

    Also surprising, a full 37.59% of GPUs are GF8800 series or more in power. That's not counting anything from the "other" category or mobile stuff since I'm not familiar with what's what there.
     
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    Wow, the GTX460 SKU is really trendy -- almost 2% gain in a month!
     
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    An still no GTS 450? It's quite cheap and launched more than six weeks ago. I didn't imagine them being that unpopular.
     
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    I think both those results are consequences of the same phenomenon: preemptive price drops.

    — AMD introduced price cuts for the HD 5700s just before the GTS 450 was launched, which turned it into a dud.
    — NVIDIA did the same with the GTX 460 before the HD 6800s were launched, and that must have boosted sales significantly.
     
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    According to the Steam stats GTX 460 was already doing really well in September. You might've been thrown off by a certain forum declaring it 'dead in retail' at the time, though.
     
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    That's certainly welcome news. :smile:

    Windows 7 has definitely had huge mass acceptance among gamers. Pretty impressive considering many gamers don't rely on store bought machines that come pre-packaged with the OS whether you want it or not, which means they've got to explicitly choose to buy a copy of Windows 7 for their machine.
     
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    13% of GPUs are DX11 yet only 5.6% of systems are DX11 capable.... jesus people, get rid of XP already!? I blame Davros.
     
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