NVIDIA is currently dominating the game market landscape with 65% of the Steam users utilizing either an integrated or discrete graphics solutions from them. ATI’s cards come in second with nearly 30% of the market and Intel comes in with just about 3.5% of the users’ systems. As far as CPUs go, Intel is inside over 69% of the systems Steam surveyed with AMD making up the rest.
Another interesting statistic is that nearly 50% of the gaming market now has DirectX 10-capable hardware with the majority of those users on Windows Vista or Windows 7. The most popular DX10 graphics card? The GeForce 8800-series followed by the Radeon HD 4800-series. What is unfortunate about this though is that the most popular driver revisions are actually quite old: from August or September of 2009. For SLI and CrossFire fans, you should know you are in the strong minority as only 2% of users have more than one GPU.
The most popular display resolutions include 1280×1024 (ugh) and 1680×1050 though the biggest growth is in 1920×1080 panels.
Also, the adoption of quad-core processors seems to be picking up with a 15% growth rate in the last 18 months according to these results.
Feel free to parse through the data on your own and see how “1337” you truly are here: http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey