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56.5 percent have DX10+ system
Friday, March 19, 2010 | Permalink

As I touched on before the lack of XP in Just Cause 2 is not as bad as it may first have seemed. In fact, now that the demo has been released I have not heard any more criticism on that, because what we could do with a DX10 only renderer certainly justified the move and now it has turned more into a selling point of the game.

In addition to this I find the latest Steam survey interesting. The DX10/11 systems around are now 56.5%, which if we still count on about 15% in the bottom being too low-end anyway, that means we now reach 66% of the potential customers. In my last post I counted on a drop for XP by 2 percentage points per months, but the last survey noted a drop of 3.5% in the last month alone.

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blah
Friday, March 19, 2010

Nearly half, no big deal.

roger
Saturday, March 20, 2010

I suppose that such number represents gamers, with Dx10 capable card and Windows Vista or superior, isnt it?

tonic
Saturday, March 20, 2010

Steam users are heavily biased towards core gamers, which tend to have considerably better hardware than an average PC has. Compare Steam HW survey stats to similar from Unity web player. The stats for the latter reflect hardware of mostly casual users.

Still, for making core games, the Steam stats are a good reference!

Humus
Saturday, March 20, 2010

roger: Yes, the number of people with DX10 GPU is much higher at 74.7%. The biggest issue seems to be OS, where only 58.4% have Vista/Win7.

tonic: Since the PC version is released on Steam only it's about as accurate as it gets for our market.

fellix
Sunday, March 21, 2010

If it wasn't for the console market to offset the cost of ditching the DX9 user base, I doubt JC2 would have been DX10 exclusive for PC.

Jay
Wednesday, March 24, 2010

At retail DX10 is NOT an actual selling point because most people have no idea what their system spec is.

But Steam knows, so you are marketing to 100% of you potential customer base. And it's growing. :-)

Cudasax
Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hi Humus!

I played the demo version of Just Cause 2, and I'm very disapionted about the Cuda effects. Who invented this? I mean why Square Enix use propertary standard, that works only on GeForce. There are OpenCL or DirectCompute that useful for everyone. Why are your company punish us ... your costumers? I will pay you not NVIDIA. Just show me one GeForce card that better than the equal priced Radeon.
I'm sorry for writing this, but I won't buy the game, and I won't support NVIDIA new property business model.

Gregory
Thursday, March 25, 2010

@Cudasax

No you're not sorry. You're just annoying enough to bugger him on his personal site.

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