Continued RTX and SUPER take-up helps Nvidia retain command of Steam's video card usage survey
The November 2019 Steam survey makes for grim reading for AMD in the video card usage section. The last report was quite promising for Team Red, with four AMD products making it into the top 10 monthly movers. However, only the Chinese market Radeon RX 580 2048SP has managed to stay near the top this time, currently in fourth position. Nvidia has nine GPUs in the top 10 for monthly change, and 16 out of the top 20.
The winner for this month is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, which also led the pack last month. Once again, the cheapest member of the Turing-based GeForce RTX 20 series has been at the top, winning gamers over with its ray-tracing capabilities and affordability when compared to other members of the series. But this does not mean other RTX cards are struggling, as the more expensive GeForce RTX 2070 is in sixth place and the GeForce RTX 2080 occupies 14th position.
Strong performances from the Nvidia SUPER range have managed to push AMD’s cards out of position. The RTX 2070 SUPER has shown another impressive month of take up, while the RTX 2060 SUPER is in a similar situation. The new entry of the RTX 2080 SUPER shows 0.16% positive change, placing it in 10th. As always, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is the overall leader in regard to percent share, gaining 0.18% for a total of 15.16%.
The Steam survey is a good indicator of how cards are faring with gamers in general, although it can take a while for new products to really start showing some movement. Nvidia has been saturating the graphics card market as of late with both the RTX and SUPER products, but it will eventually be AMD’s turn to likely enjoy impressive monthly growth when the latest Navi GPUs, including the supposed “Nvidia killer”, become available.