Theoretically, Steam annually asks the user to indicate if there have been any hardware changes in their system. In the past they detected that this request happened twice a year, changing the statistics. In addition, we do not know how the data of users who have been inactive for years are processed.
Weird changes to steam stats
Surely many do not remember it, but last month the platform’s hardware data took a big turn. Now we find a new turn in the data, which seems to be a correction of the animal in the data seen in April (which refers to March).
We have compiled the basic data processor and model graphics card, which shows this variation more clearly. These are the data:
|APRIL 2023||MAY 2023|
|APRIL 2023||MAY 2023|
|RTX 3060 TI||+2.1%||-2%|
|GTX 1050 TI||+1%||+0.8%|
|RTX 3060 LAPTOP||+1.7%||+1.3%|
All data published this month are corrected data from last month. The presence of Windows 10 (-12.7%) and the number of users they have 16 GB RAM memory (-4.7%). We also see how the amount of VRAM memory in the graphics cards decreases, the amount of 8 GB GDDR6 falls to -4%.
It may be that the most interesting data is in the language, which would give us clues about what happened. English increased 12.8%, while Chinese simplified down 26.6%.
We say that these data give us a clue about what happened, because it would have to do with something happened in 2018. So steam a lot of data is deleted from your database because in there Chinese internet cafe. It was detected by Valve that they passed the hardware survey twice a year and changed the measurements.
We do not have data on the reason for the large change between the publication referring to the month of May and the month of April. Although, Chinese internet cafes could be behind these abrupt variations again.
An interesting composition, to say the least.
Leaving aside ups and downs, the truth is that the image that steam gives us is interesting. The average system, depending on the platform, ranges from about 1,000 euros. It also indicates that Ray Tracing has not yet taken off and the most used resolution is still 1080p.
We see that the majority of users use the Windows 10 operating system, which is not surprising. It is also noted that most systems have 6 cores, although 4-core and 8-core processors are widely used. In addition, these systems would be completed with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB storage unit (predictable SSD).
The most widely used graphics card is the NVIDIA GTX 1650, followed by the GTX 1060, RTX 3060, and RTX 3060 for laptops. These graphics cards are quite cheap, they could get the first two second hand at a very good price.
Now he waits until next month to see how the hardware has evolved in May. We will see if we have small variations again, which is normal, or if we have strange jumps again.