Windows 10 was already the number one platform on Steam. That milestone was passed back in April when it toppled Windows 7 from the pedastal. In the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey Windows 10 cements its position, with a 3.4 per cent gain, and is in fact the only OS version to experience any growth at all.
Looking at the figures from the most recent month, Windows 10 holds 44.5 per cent of the Steam user base. The next most popular OS, Windows 7, is installed on about 37 per cent of Steam user machines - but that number is down over 2 per cent from the previous month. With the free Windows 10 upgrade deadline looming it will be interesting to see the OS landscape change shown in the next survey.
There's other interesting trends outlined in the most recent Steam Hardware and Software Survey. Looking at GPUs, Nvidia continues to grow. In June Nvidia cards were fitted in 56.7 per cent of Steam user machines. AMD and Intel graphics were reported in 25.1 and 17.8 per cent of machines respectively.
Perhaps the most dramatic graph of change, in the most recent Steam Hardware and Software Survey, concerns VR hardware. In the time between April and the end of June HTC has done exceptionally well to reverse its market position. In the most recent figures 66 per cent of VR headset users on Steam have adopted the HTC Vive. Meanwhile, the Oculus Rift and DK2 own 34 per cent of the Steam user market between them.