GeForce RTX 30 series peppers latest Steam hardware survey with 10 SKUs rising in the top 20 monthly movers
The October Steam hardware and software survey has thrown up the usual interesting snapshot of how the GPU market looks at the moment, and like nearly always, it’s Nvidia’s turf for the most part. Team Green possesses 75.58% of the share, with AMD on 15.2% and Intel on 8.92%. As for the most-used card among gamers who complete the survey, that title remains with the venerable GeForce GTX 1060 with 8.08% share.
In fact, Nvidia utterly dominates in this particular overall share chart, with 17 cards from Team Green in the top 20, leaving three spaces for AMD and nothing for Intel. The highest-ranked Ampere card is the RTX 3070 on 1.70% share (11th) while the Radeon RX 6000 members are much harder to find, with the 6700 XT claiming just 0.18% overall share (89th).
In regard to the winners by positive percentage change for the month, it looks incredibly promising for Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series. No less than 10 members of the Ampere family reside in the top 20 movers for the month, with the RTX 3060 Ti being the biggest mover with +0.12% (fourth place) change. The abundance of the GeForce RTX 30 series cards in the top 20 shows that Ampere’s popularity is far from waning, even if they are hard to acquire at the moment.
The names of some of the cards, such as the Intel UHD Graphics, AMD Radeon Graphics, and the practically ancient GeForce 840M (launched in 2014) certainly indicate that gamers are dusting down old desktops and laptops for Steam sessions. As for the high placing of both the GTX 1660 (first with +0.35%) and GTX 1660 Super (second with +0.29%), this could suggest that there are laptop/dGPU deals to be found with these SKUs.