Steam, increases the number of NVIDIA RTX 30 GPUs used by users

Steam, increases the number of NVIDIA RTX 30 GPUs used by users
Valve just updated the Steam Hardware Survey page with January 2021 results. According to the data collected, the number of users of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards has risen further, exceeding 1% of the overall audience. Most likely, this percentage could have been even higher, given that, even today, finding the GPUs on the market remains quite difficult, especially at recommended prices.

The most important data is represented by the fact that the GeForce RTX 3080 is now in 0.66% of PCs analyzed, up 0.18% since December, which in turn had experienced a 0.25% increase since November. The RTX 3080 has been in the rankings for three months now, steadily gaining odds and getting close to the GTX 1660 Ti. The other two Ampere GPUs featured are the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, with 0.27%, and the GeForce RTX 3090, which reaches 0.27%.

AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs do not they have still been included in the ranking, although there is still the “Other” category which collects 9.29% of all GPUs. Presumably, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, Radeon RX 6800 XT, and RX 6800 all fall into that section, with less than 0.15% of the total each. Interestingly, NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3070 is also not displayed, so, at least for now, the RTX 3090 appears to have an advantage in terms of Steam usage.

The GeForce GTX 1060 remains the most popular card, but its total share fell 1.61%, dropping to below 10% for the first time since September 2017. It is possible that, at this point, part of its owners have passed, or intend to pass, to a higher model. However, this could simply be a normal variation in sampling, as usage of the GTX 1050 Ti increased by 0.61% and the GTX 1050 increased by 0.44%. We also point out that many other rather popular GPUs showed big dips last month. RTX 2060 is down 1.16%, 2070 Super is down 0.53% and RTX 2070 is down 1.1%. The generic indication of "Nvidia Graphics Device" is also down by 0.68% (probably because previously "not listed" GPUs like the 3060 Ti and 3090 are now shown separately).

Obviously, the Steam Hardware Survey data represent only a part of those who also use their system to play and therefore do not reflect the actual market trend. However they allow, at least, to make some interesting considerations.

MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk is an ATX motherboard with AM4 socket ready to host the new processors from AMD, you can find it on Amazon.

Powered by Blogger.