More than 8% of Steam users have upgraded to Windows 11

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Needless to say, almost all gamers that use Steam as their main platform are playing from Windows 10 powered PCs.

However, Microsoft’s new operating system is starting to rise through the ranks and find its way into more devices each day.

The latest data collected during November 2021’s Valve Steam Hardware Survey reveals that we might look at even bigger numbers in the near future.

Windows 11 finds its way into more gamers’ PCs

Windows 11 is currently installed on 8.3% of all surveyed PCs, up by almost 2% in October. Not bad, considering that the new operating system only came out two months ago.

Many predict this number to increase throughout 2022, as more people upgrade their setups or on the off-chance Microsoft provides a workaround to some of the requirements, although highly unlikely.

In terms of graphics cards, Nvidia’s GTX 10-series remain the most popular GPUs so far, followed by the GTX 16-series, RTX 20-series, and RTX 30-series.

Not surprisingly, the most popular GPUs are still the GTX 1060, GTX 1650, GTX 1050 Ti, and the RTX 2060.

If you’re more of a fan of AMD, their most popular GPU series among Steam users is still the RX 500, which basically matches Nvidia’s GTX 900-series in terms of market share.

Coming back to Windows 11, it’s nice to see that more people are embracing the new operating system and are comfortable in using it when gaming.

There have been mixed feelings when it comes to the latest OS and gaming after at first it was said that it will be a huge improvement for games, and shortly after that it might not actually be the case after all.

We’ve seen many issues that users reported after trying a wide variety of games on Windows 11, but most of them have already been fixed.

And given the fact that we’re talking about a Windows operating system, surely gaming studios will make compatible titles from now on.

If you’re also interested in what the gaming experience is when using Windows 11 through Parallels 17, we got you covered.

What OS are you using when playing on Steam? Let us know in the comments section below.

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