Increase in single core processors and DirectX 9.
By Jess Colwill on July 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm
The results of the latest Steam Hardware and Software Survey are in, with some surprising results. During June 2012, trends suggested that there was an increase in older dual-core and single core processor usage, as well as an increase in the use of DirectX 9. Over at PCGamesN (which appears to be down at the time of this writing), it is suggested that this unusual trend is probably due to the rise in popularity of indie games that have lower graphics requirements, and also to more users playing Steam games through their laptops.