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Old May 15, 2008, 01:39 PM
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The folks at Valve have updated their hardware survey again posting the most popular CPU, GPU, operating system, amount of RAM and more. Interesting stuff. Of the 1,724,108 systems in the survey, some of the most popular hardware was:

Network speed: 2,048.0 Kbps
System RAM: 2GB and above
Processor Vendor: Intel
CPU Speed: 2.3GHz - 2,69GHz
Video Card: GeForce 8800
OS: Windows XP

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Old May 19, 2008, 02:28 PM
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hmm... alot of people still use the Radeon 9xxx series.
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Old May 19, 2008, 05:50 PM
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ans single core CPU

its interesting to see that onlu 36-37% of ppl out there have a dual core cpu, and that less then 7% have quad core

also80% of ppl use XP which isnt a suprise
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:09 PM
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I like looking at these stats.

1,772 people are running an AMD CPU at 3.7 GHz or higher - nice!

Somewhere, somebody is running Steam on a 5" monitor. Someone else, a 6" monitor. 573 other people, a 7" monitor.

I've heard that Valve is looking strongly at removing DX7 support in future installments of their Source engine. Gonna be some people panicking when that happens!

They really need to recategorize their blocks for hard disk capacities though. These days, differentiating between 230Mb and 240Mb is kind of redundant.
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Old May 19, 2008, 07:38 PM
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this is some pretty interesting information.

vista 64 on these rigs
Q9450 @ 3.5Ghz | E8400 @ 4.2Ghz
8gb Muskin Redline. | 2gb Kingston Hyperx
________________________________|_________________ ______________
EVGA 780i FTW ----\--||___||--/---- EVGA 780i SLI
Antec TP Quatro 1000W \ :==^==: / Antec TP Quatro 850W.
Nvidia 9800 GX2 X 2 SLI \|--o--|/ Nvidia 8800 GTS X 2 SLI
1X 500GB Western Digital. \_____/ 3X 150GB WD RAPTOR RAID-0
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Old May 21, 2008, 12:50 PM
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very informative... =) that there are interesting platforms out there.. via.. most i gather are done by boutique or premade pc's... or laptops

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Old May 21, 2008, 01:29 PM
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They should split the ram up some more for >2GB, as well as >250GB HDD space.

And WOW! at the three people that have 127 cores (if thats not just a screw up).
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