Who is the modern PC gamer? A look at GalCiv III players

Published on Friday, September 25, 2015 By Brad Wardell In GalCiv III Dev Journals

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Galactic Civilizations III is one of the first of the “new generation” of natively 64-bit, DirectX 11 games.  More importantly, it is both critically acclaimed and a best seller meaning that the hardware requirements of this game, while non-trivial, are not so high as to prevent it from being commercially successful.

We got the Steam hardware results on tens of thousands of Galactic Civilizations III players. Let’s take a look.

So what do they have?

Operating System

  1. Windows 7 (42%)
  2. Windows 8.1 (28%)
  3. Windows 10 (25%)
  4. Other (trivial)

Number of cores

  1. 4 cores (76%)
  2. 2 cores (15%)
  3. 6 cores (7%)
  4. Other (trivial)

CPU vendor

  1. Intel (84%)
  2. AMD (16%)

GPU vendor

  1. Nvidia (68%)
  2. AMD (23%)
  3. Intel (8%)

System RAM

  1. >12 GB (53%)
  2. 8 GB (35%)
  3. 4 GB (5%)
  4. other (trivial)

Video memory

  1. 2GB (30%)
  2. 4GB (23%)
  3. 1GB (21%)
  4. other (trivial)

Display Resolution

  1. 1920x1080  or 1920 x 1200 (63%)
  2. 1600x900 or 1680 x 1050 (9%)
  3. 1366x768 (6%)
  4. 2560x1440 (6%)
  5. other (trivial)

Multi-Monitors

  1. 25% of players have multiple monitors