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Nvidia GeForce GTX 16 series cards lead the way with positive changes in latest Steam hardware survey

New GTX 16-series gaming laptops have likely positively contributed to Nvidia's results. (Image source: Moneycontrol)
New GTX 16-series gaming laptops have likely positively contributed to Nvidia's results. (Image source: Moneycontrol)
The July 2019 Steam Hardware & Software Survey has offered up new details in regard to overall video card usage and trends. Unsurprisingly, Nvidia still dominates as the most commonly used manufacturer, and it appears that products from the GeForce GTX 16 series have been particularly popular recently with gamers taking part in the software distribution platform’s survey.

Steam has updated its Hardware & Software Survey to include data pertaining to July 2019. There is little change in terms of the most popular video card used by gamers on Steam: The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is still the number one choice. In fact, the top 20 is quite stark for the competition, with only the AMD Radeon RX 580, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and AMD Radeon R7 Graphics able to break the green team’s stranglehold.

The picture is somewhat different when the chart is set to positive and negative change for the month. Intel iGPU solutions have seen some growth (such as the HD Graphics 620 and UHD Graphics 620), and it’s Nvidia’s newer products that look to be performing particularly well. The rather dated GeForce GT 730 is joint top of the movers and shakers for the month, with 0.24% positive movement, but it is tied with the new GeForce GTX 1650, which leads the charge for the 16-series GPUs.

There are three products from the GeForce GTX 16 series in the top five video cards for percentage change in the Steam survey. The aforementioned GTX 1650 has +0.24% change, the older GTX 1660 Ti has +0.23%, and the GeForce GTX 1660 has 0.16% growth for the month. The series is divided by the ray-tracing (RT) capable GeForce RTX 2060 in fourth position on +0.18%. The seemingly successful adoption of the newer 16-series cards apparently justifies Nvidia’s decision to expand the entry-level component of the formidable Turing-based family, even if it means leaving out the Tensor and RT cores that are integral to SKUs in the GTX 20 series.

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No AMD cards in the top 10 movers. (Image source: Steam/edited)
No AMD cards in the top 10 movers. (Image source: Steam/edited)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-08-10 (Update: 2019-08-10)