NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 More Popular than AMD’s Entire Radeon RX 6000 Series, According to Steam


Despite carrying an MSRP of $1,499, NVIDIA’s most powerful Ampere graphics card, the GeForce RTX 3090, is more popular among gamers than AMD’s entire lineup of Radeon RX 6000 Series products. This is according to Steam’s Hardware and Software Survey for the month of July 2021, which reveals that the GeForce RTX 3090 features a market share of .38 percent on the platform versus AMD’s entire Radeon RX 6000 Series at .34 percent. While AMD’s RDNA 2 hardware doesn’t actually show up in the “All Video Cards” section, a redditor by the name of skipan pointed out that red team’s cards do show up in the “Vulkan Systems” category. This data can be used to figure out the overall share after some simple math is applied.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series

  • GeForce RTX 3090: 0.38%
  • GeForce RTX 3080: 0.93%
  • GeForce RTX 3070: 1.58%
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Ti: 0.42%
  • GeForce RTX 3060: 0.67%

TOTAL = 3.98%

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series

  • Radeon RX 6900 XT: 0.08%
  • Radeon RX 6800 XT: 0.1%
  • Radeon RX 6800: 0.05%
  • Radeon RX 6700 XT: 0.11%

TOTAL = 0.34%


“If you compare the shares for Vulkan Systems versus Overall shares listed on [the Steam hardware survey] you’ll see that all cards have twice the share under Vulkan Systems. So just divide by two to get the overall share,” they wrote. It is not an exact split, but it is close enough. For example, the RTX 3090 shows a 0.74% Vulkan Systems share and 0.38% Overall share. The Vulkan System numbers are roughly double across the board within the RTX 30 series, so the formula appears to work.

Source: Steam (via r/hardware, PC Gamer)

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