April 2023 Steam Hardware Survey Report: Windows 11 soars to the highest point in history, GTX 1650 reaches the top again
Recently, Valve released the Steam Hardware Survey results for April 2023, revealing a significant increase in the market share of Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system, reaching a historic high since its launch.
Although Windows 10 64-bit still possesses the largest share among operating systems at 61.21%, it plummeted by 12.74 percentage points in the past month. Concurrently, Windows 11 experienced substantial growth, with its share surging by 10.98 percentage points to reach 33.39%, an all-time high. Market shares for Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, and Windows 7 32-bit saw marginal increases, growing by 0.22, 0.11, and 0.03 percentage points, respectively, with shares reaching 1.28%, 0.31%, and 0.08%.
In March, the GeForce RTX 3060 witnessed a significant increase in market share, claiming the top spot for the first time. However, April’s data presented a reversal, with a 6.01 percentage point decline to 4.66%, sliding to third place. The GeForce GTX 1650 once again ascended to the top position, with its share growing by 2.15 percentage points to 6.19%. Despite the GeForce GTX 1060’s share decreasing by 2.86 percentage points to 4.99%, it managed to climb to second place. The GeForce RTX 3060 mobile edition secured the fourth position, with its share increasing by 1.41 percentage points to 4.51%, while the GeForce RTX 2060 dropped to fifth place, with its share decreasing by 3.60 percentage points to 4.45%.
In this survey, Intel processors saw a dramatic reduction in market share, falling 9.04% to 67.14%, whereas AMD processors experienced a corresponding increase of 9.04% to 32.84%. Regarding core count, dual-core and quad-core processors experienced more noticeable increases in market share, rising by 3.29% and 6.91% to 8.48% and 27.70%, respectively. Conversely, the share of hexa-core processors dropped considerably, decreasing by 12.21% to 34.38%.