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Nvidia's GeForce RTX 20 series continues to lure gamers with real-time hardware ray tracing and enjoys big gains in Steam's latest hardware survey

Ray tracing adds to game realism by manipulating light effects. (Image source: Nvidia)
Ray tracing adds to game realism by manipulating light effects. (Image source: Nvidia)
It appears that Nvidia’s RTX cards are enjoying increased adoption rates among gamers if Steam’s results for its March Hardware & Software Survey are anything to go by. The top eight video cards by usage in terms of percentage share change are all from Nvidia and five of them are GeForce RTX 20 series cards. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 led the pack with +0.53% change.
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There is further proof that real-time hardware ray tracing is becoming an important factor for gamers when making a purchase. Video cards featuring RT cores and Tensor cores from Nvidia have been enjoying more growth in Steam’s monthly survey, with the GeForce RTX 2060 looking the most likely to be a future overall percentage share champion. With a +0.53% change for the month, that particular card now has 2.71% total share and sits in fifth position overall.

The popular GeForce RTX 2060 is not necessarily the first choice for gamers who want to enjoy hardware-based ray tracing in their favorite titles, with both the GeForce RTX 2070 and GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER also enjoying strong upward movement for the month. In fact, consumers seem to prefer the advantages SUPER cards bring over their vanilla counterparts, with the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER joining the top eight movers for the month.

Filling the final three spots in the top eight are cards from Nvidia’s GTX 16 series, once again demonstrating how Team Green has satisfied customer demand for graphics cards with its latest releases. The highest AMD card is in 10th place, and it’s a card based on GCN architecture: the Radeon RX 580. Overall share for AMD also slipped, dropping from 15.7% to 13.38% as Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20 series cards gobbled up some of the competition.

Top 10 movers for March. (Image source: Steam)
Top 10 movers for March. (Image source: Steam)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04- 4 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.