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#1 Ultimate John

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:48 PM

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Windows 8 grew its market share by less than 1% in May according to Net Applications. It's now installed on 4.27 percent of all PCs worldwide but PC gamers are switching to Windows 8 on faster basis. Valve's Steam client shows that 12.72 percent PC gamers now use either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 8. Last month only the 64-bit version of Windows 8 managed to increase its market share. It's obvious that gamers show their interest in 64-bit version because of it's ability to use more than 4-GB of RAM which is mandatory now a days if you are a gamer.



#2 Vegetto

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:39 PM

No change in Win8 32-bit usage? :blink:



#3 R@6271M3

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 01:49 AM

12.72% is too low. I hope Windows 8.1 will bring some change.



#4 Villain

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:14 AM

Number is misleading, this is just ACCORDING TO STEAM's DATA.

So It may be higher from all gaming companies.

 

Because you know, Steam is not the end-all, be all of PC Gaming.



#5 Villain

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:16 AM

No change in Win8 32-bit usage? :blink:

32 bit OSes are dying.  Everything is going to a 64 bit OS, as how it wan run 32 bit and 64 bit apps/games.

 

Seriously, if you have a 32 bit PC/Laptop, sell it, get a 64 bit one.  Or put Linux on it.  Or enjoy having limited CPU and RAM, and play old games.



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