Nvidia RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 dominate latest Steam survey, AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT enters...

midian182

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TL;DR: It's Steam survey time. Valve's monthly report on the hardware and software found in users' machines shows that May was another excellent period for Nvidia's Ampere series, with the RTX 3080 and the RTX 3070 the top two best-performing cards. There was also reason for AMD to celebrate after the Radeon RX 6800 XT became the latest RDNA 2 card to join the main GPU chart.

May saw RTX 3080 users increase 0.24% among Steam survey participants. It was followed by the RTX 3070 (+0.19%), while the RTX 3060 was fourth (+0.18%). Joining the green team in the top-ten performers' list was the Radeon RX 6800 XT, which entered with a 0.15% share. It now sits alongside the other RDNA 2 cards—the Radeon RX 6600, Radeon RX 6600 XT, Radeon RX 6700 XT, and Radeon RX 6900 XT—in the main chart, all of which experienced user increases last month.

The ten most popular cards remain unchanged from April. The top GPU, the GTX 1060 GPU, added users last month, cementing its place in the number one position that it's held for over four years.

The rise in the number of people using Nvidia's and AMD's latest cards reflects the industry's long-awaited return to near normality. Cards are inching ever closer to MSRP as availability improves and crypto mining becomes less enticing.

Dr. Lisa Su will likely smile at the CPU chart, too. AMD took another slice of the pie last month, slowly but surely closing the gap on Intel with another 1.24% rise in users. Team Blue still holds a considerable lead, though, thanks to its 67.19% share.

Elsewhere, Windows 11 is now just 0.41% away from being found on one in five users' PCs. More than half of the participants have 16 GB of RAM in their machines, and a quarter own video cards with 8 GB of VRAM. The Oculus Quest 2, meanwhile, is 2% away from taking a 50% share of the VR headset segment.

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NeoMorpheus

Posts: 1,186   +2,417
Another month of this useless tool and of course, clickbaity article.

How we know that? Simple, tell me who the hell bought all the AMD GPUs that were produced on the last 2 years?

I know it wasnt miners, because the hashrate is way lower on AMD GPU's.

But anyways, lets the profesional debaters go wild on this one.
 

Plutoisaplanet

Posts: 759   +1,202
The gross percentage changes don't tell you much by themselves because they're a reference to the total market and will be skewed to favor or hurt leaders. I find a month over month percentage change to be a more valuable comparison. This compares the performance of a card to itself instead of the whole market, meaning it shows newcomers with momentum. That said, the Nvidia GeForce 3000 series having such a good showing here despite a high market penetration really shows their lead:



What's also notable is that the biggest losers are integrated graphics offerings, denoting a market trend:

 

Achaios

Posts: 389   +1,079
This is the best tool to check prices in 3 Central EU countries:

https://geizhals.eu/

Prices have slightly increased (+10 EUR) in some GPUs and other GPUs have stopped dropping in price.

I think we have reached the bottom for now and in the foreseeable future too until we see the new NVIDIA gen in the market.

P.S.: Make sure to disregard MINDFACTORY.DE b/c they only sell within Germany.

P.S2: The sun will be blotted out b4 we see discreet GPUs from Intel in 1st world markets.
 

Aceseven

Posts: 315   +399
The gross percentage changes don't tell you much by themselves because they're a reference to the total market and will be skewed to favor or hurt leaders. I find a month over month percentage change to be a more valuable comparison. This compares the performance of a card to itself instead of the whole market, meaning it shows newcomers with momentum. That said, the Nvidia GeForce 3000 series having such a good showing here despite a high market penetration really shows their lead:



What's also notable is that the biggest losers are integrated graphics offerings, denoting a market trend:

look at the trusty ol 980ti still fighting the good fight
 

skaven

Posts: 12   +18
Wow, Amd acording to Steam starts to sell RX6800 and Vega gpus at may 2022 :) so stupid chart
 

Avro Arrow

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I don't believe the Steam surveys at all. The reason is that every time I try to run the survey on my PC it freezes. I know that I'm not the only one who has this happen and so the results are inaccurate.
 

kmo911

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Since most of gog epic l steam l and rockstar must have high end computers to run latest pc mac game. o.c linuix unbutu mini and so on.