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SUPER appearance for Nvidia in Steam's hardware survey but there's also plenty of love for AMD's Radeon RX 590 series

The latest Steam survey results are positive for the red team. (Image source: Newegg)
The latest Steam survey results are positive for the red team. (Image source: Newegg)
The Steam Hardware and Software Survey for September 2019 has shown some interesting changes in terms of PC video card usage. Although Nvidia still dominates the overall percentage share with the GeForce RTX 2060 going strong and the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER making an appearance, AMD’s Radeon RX 590 Series leads an upsurge in GPUs from the red team.

The last time we reported on Steam’s monthly survey, things were looking quite woeful for AMD: The top 10 movers for the month consisted of eight Nvidia products and two solutions from Intel. However, the last two months have been busy ones for the red team and it shows in the latest survey from the popular software distribution platform.

Not much needs to be said about the overall percentage share, as unsurprisingly the top 10 places are filled by Nvidia cards, with the veteran GeForce GTX 1060 still at the top. However, seven out of those 10 cards have seen negative monthly changes, with the aforementioned GTX 1060 dropping by a considerable 0.42%.

One of Nvidia’s new SUPER GPUs has posted a healthy entry in the survey, with the GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER gaining 0.18% share, which places it in fifth position in terms of monthly movers. The top three places are occupied by the GeForce RTX 2060 (+0.27%), GeForce GTX 1650 (+0.25%), and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (+0.25%). Clearly gamers have been convinced by some of the newest cards coming from Nvidia, especially those priced at a reasonable point.

But just as it seems to be more of the same and another month of Nvidia domination, much of the rest of the table for the top 10 movers gets filled by AMD products. The Radeon RX Vega 11 iGPU slots in at ninth, joined by the Radeon RX 580 2048SP (a Chinese-market-only variant), and the comparatively ancient Radeon HD 8370D. Riding high in fourth place is the AMD Radeon RX 590 Series with +0.22% change. Price cuts and deals will have encouraged increased take-up of this Polaris-based card, just in time for AMD to wow us with the affordable Navi-based Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M.

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AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all took places in the top 10 monthly movers. (Image source: Steam)
AMD, Intel, and Nvidia all took places in the top 10 monthly movers. (Image source: Steam)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-10-22 (Update: 2019-10-22)