Steam Survey Shows The NVIDIA GTX 1060 As The Most Popular Graphics Card
Steam conducts a monthly survey which depicts the graphics card information from all the gamers across the world. As per a survey conducted in the month of February 2019, AMD was still found struggling for the top spots in the list of the most used graphics cards. Whereas NVIDIA has a strong grip on almost all top 15 slots in the list, AMD made its entry on the 17th spot in the list.
The RX 580 is AMD’s most popular graphics card, and yet only 0.94 % of the total Steam user base uses the aforementioned model. Even Intel HD Graphics 4000 is placed higher on the list, with a total of 0.96% of gamers relying on the inbuilt graphics module. AMD as a whole is just hanging by the ledge, with a total market share of a mere 0.50%, compared to NVIDIA’s mammoth share.
Almost 16% of Steam gamers have the GTX 1060 as their primary graphics, clearly exhibiting the popularity of the mid-budget graphics card. The Pascal-based GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 and 1070 are next on the list with 9.83%, 5.34% and 4.48% market shares respectively. Surprisingly, the older Maxwell-based graphics cards, GTX 960 and GTX 970 maintain their share at 2.95% and 2.93% respectively. The top performer in the 10 series, the 1080 Ti makes the list at 1.62%
Turing based cards were launched in the month of September 2018, and they have been steadily gaining popularity over time, as seen in the survey. The RTX 2070 is at 0.50%, whereas the RTX 2080 Ti and 2080 stand at 0.21 and 0.40 percent respectively. On the other hand, AMD’s top-of-the-line RX Vega graphics cards hold a minuscule share of 0.19%. AMD has released some really performance-worthy cards lately, but it is still having trouble competing against the well-established NVIDIA graphics cards.
AMD’s Strategy For Success
AMD is looking forward to launching the 7nm fabrication-based Navi GPUs in the second half of 2019, which may help the sinking shares of the company and propel it towards the higher spots. However, it is worth noting that even if AMD unveils a game-changing graphics card lineup, it may have trouble incorporating itself in the market owing to NVIDIA’s strong grip in that sector.