The average gaming PC on Steam – South African pricing

Steam has published its Hardware Survey for April 2018, listing the most popular components used by gamers on the platform.

According to the data, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 remains the most popular GPU on Steam, although it does not specify whether the 3GB or 6GB model is more popular.

The most common amount of VRAM is 2GB, with 24.69% of Steam gamers using 2GB cards.

Intel quad-core processors with a clock speed of between 3.3GHz and 3.69GHz were the most popular chips. The Intel processor which best matches the most common specifications outlined in the survey is the Intel Core i3-8100.

Power supplies, motherboards, and cases are not measured by the Steam Hardware Survey, and compatible products were included to provide a pricing overview of a functional PC.

The South African pricing for a gaming PC using the most popular components on Steam is listed below.

Component Price
Intel Core i3-8100 R1,799
Biostar B360MHD PRO Motherboard R949
G-Skill 2x4GB DDR4 2,666MHz RAM R1,359
Palit GeForce GTX 1060 3GB R3,699
WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive R579
Corsair VS450 Power Supply R549
Bitfenix Comrade ATX Gaming Case R399
Total Price R9,333

Survey fix

Valve added that its April 2018 Steam Hardware Survey has incorporated a number of fixes.

The company said that cyber cafe customers were over-counted in the past seven months, due to the survey using a client-side method.

“We started seeing larger-than-usual movement in certain stats, notably an increase in Windows 7 usage, an increase in quad-core CPU usage, as well as changes in CPU and GPU market share,” said Valve.

“This period also saw a large increase in the use of Simplified Chinese.” This coincided with an increase in Steam usage in cyber cafes in Asia.

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