PC Gamers Upgraded to Windows 11 at Half the Rate of Windows 10, Steam Hardware Survey Shows

Windows 11 users on Steam are up 1.25% from February and now represent 16.84% of all users. Windows 10 is still the dominant operating system for Steam users at 74.69%, although it has dropped one percentage point since February.

For some historical context, 36.97% of Steam users were using Windows 10 seven months after its release in 2016. That’s more than half the adoption rate of people going from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and beyond. 10 for Windows 11.

In case you’re wondering how many Linux and MacOS users are out there: in March, the total MacOS users are around 2.43% and Linux remains at 1%.

On the graphics front, Nvidia GPUs make up 77.13% of what Steam users are playing, with AMD in second place with 14.15% and Intel in third with 8.52%. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the most used GPU among Steam users at 8.18%, while our favorite GPU, the RTX 3080, is only being used by 1.24% of people on Steam.

Our recommendation was to wait to upgrade to Windows 11 when we reviewed it last year, and that’s still our advice for now – although we’ll likely change our music once we see the Windows 11 version of direct storage in action.

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