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Steam has published its hardware and software survey data for the month of May, revealing the graphics cards that are most quickly gaining favor among users on the dominant PC games platform. NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3070 were the fastest climbers last month, with gains of .24% and .19%, respectively, beating out other popular models from green team that include the GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce RTX 3060. AMD does not enter the picture here until fifth place, where the Radeon RX 5700 sits with a gain of .16%. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 has the highest usage share at 7.17%. Steam’s latest survey is also interesting on the CPU side, with hexa-core chips (33.6%) having replaced quad-core processors (33.22%) in the top slot.

Image: Steam

Steam also plots CPU usage by the manufacturer. For Windows gamers, AMD adoption was good last month, up 1.24%, while Intel users fell by roughly the same amount (it’s a two-horse race, with the barely noticeable presence of a Microsoft ARM CPU). While checking these charts, you can also see how fast Apple M1 adoption is climbing in macOS. In the latest survey, Apple Silicon has over 40% market share.

Source: Steam (via Tom’s Hardware)

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9 comments

  1. Depends do you want to pay 1000+ for a upper mid tier video card next refresh?
    What I, specifically, want, does not alter how markets work.

    People are paying 'inflated' prices for these cards. Therefore, that's how much they're 'worth'.

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