Steam Hardware and Software Survey (May 2017)

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  1. Silent_Buddha

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    Yes, the legally licensed version of Windows isn't popular there as the Chinese government requires a special censored version of Windows 10 that they can control if Microsoft wants to sell an OS there.

    I believe they are also much more zealous about prosecuting people that attempt to run a non-Government approved copy of Windows 10 (pirated or imported) than they are people that attempt to run a non-Government approved copy of Windows 7 (pirated or imported).

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    Occulus released a new survey showing GPU marketshare numbere for VR systems, this one should be very accurate as it involved a sample that is specific.

    NVIDIA holds 92% share of all Occulus systems. This is close to Steam's own survey of 85%.

    https://developer.oculus.com/hardware-report/pc/
     
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    To the surprise of absolutely no one, the Steam Hardware Survey was showing the wrong numbers (as admitted by Valve themselves), and the latest update cut down a staggering 16% marketshare from (edit: entry and mid-level) Maxwell and Pascal cards alone. According to Valve, this was due to PCs from netcafés being counted multiple times.

    https://techreport.com/news/33604/steam-hardware-survey-shows-big-changes-after-valve-fixes-counting

    Who knows if even the current numbers are to be trusted.
     
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    Pretty lousy math and/or reporting on the author's side. Maxwell and Pascal didn't lose 16%, only some 7-8%. 16% is what you get by adding up the 6 cards that lost share, but a significant portion of that loss went to other Maxwell and Pascal cards, especially high-end and enthusiast Pascal cards.

    Basically, midrange Maxwell and Pascal lost share and everything else gained share, but the biggest beneficiaries are high-end Pascal cards, by far.
     
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    The author did mention that and I updated my post accordingly.
     
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  6. Benetanegia

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    Huh, sorry, I missed that on the article, maybe influenced by your post.
     
  7. Silent_Buddha

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    Good that they corrected that as it would inflate China's influence on the survey to a greater degree than it already does.

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    They should do a separate survey for China.
     
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