NVIDIA RTX 40 finally gets steam
Valve shares monthly updated hardware charts that reflect changes in GPU popularity on this gaming platform.
The February hardware survey is the first edition that includes all three GeForce RTX 40 desktop models. The impact of the RTX 40 launch was somewhat slow and even with the three cards included (RTX 4090, 4080, 4070Ti ), they do not even represent a total of 1% of all systems used by Steam software.
The RTX 4090 now holds 0.31% of the Steam market, up 0.07% month on month. The RTX 4080 debuts with 0.20% share while the RTX 4070 Ti is even less popular at 0.18%. However, the latest SKU was only released in January, so it will still take some time to give comparable data.
NVIDIA RTX 40 in Steam Hardware Survey (February 2023), source: Valve
The slow takeover of the RTX 40 is nothing out of the ordinary. The main reason is the cost of new cards, which are sold for at least $800. It’s still a niche part of the gaming community. That still doesn’t change the fact that the top 10 most popular GPUs are still exclusively based on GeForce technology, with most cards being of the xx50 or xx60 series. These models have not yet been updated with the Ada Lovelace architecture.
AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs are still nonexistent on the list, meaning even cards like the GTX 1030 or GT 710 are still more commonly used by Steam gamers than anything based on the RDNA3 architecture. The most popular Radeon GPUs are still Radeon Graphics (which should be an integrated solution) and AMD Radeon RX 580.
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