Latest Steam Hardware Survey Shows GeForce Domination in PC Gaming Space

Every month, Valve updates the Steam Hardware Survey to showcase the hardware and software its users use, and it’s always fascinating to see what graphics cards are available to drive the PC games we all play. It should come as no surprise that the NVIDIA GeForce Range makes up the bulk, but August 2022 figures show that over 70% of all Steam gamers are on GeForce.

Which is, yes, impressive. This number spans several generations of GeForce hardware, with the most popular GPUs being the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. The mainstream GTX 1060 has also topped the list for some time.

But, if you count both the desktop and laptop variants of the GeForce RTX 3060, the current consumer GeForce card, this ends up being the most popular GPU on the market. In fact, the survey paints a very impressive picture of the success of the GeForce RTX 30 series – with over 15% of GPUs coming from this range, including the high-end GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 cards.

In terms of NVIDIA’s dominance, the best AMD discrete GPU according to the survey is the AMD Radeon RX 580. The company’s first current-gen card on the list, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, looks pretty weak.

With NVIDIA and AMD set to launch their next generation of graphics in the coming months, it will be interesting to see how this list evolves.

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