NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 is 4x more popular than AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX according to Steam

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NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4090 is 4x more popular than AMD's Radeon RX 7900 XTX according to Steam

Steam has just released its latest hardware survey and it seems that NVIDIA's flagship RTX 4090 is far more popular than AMD's RX 7900 XTX.

NVIDIA GPUs remain the king of the hill on Steam, AMD is still in second place but is gaining share in CPUs against Intel

According to the latest figures, NVIDIA GPUs make up 74.69% of the share across Steam's user base that participated in the survey, while AMD accounts for 15.93% and Intel for 9.02%. Looking at the top five GPUs, the GeForce GTX 1650 remains at the top with a 5.3% share, followed by the RTX 3060 which has a 4.88% share. The GTX 1060 is in third place with a 4.6% share, while the RTX 2060 sits at a 4.10% share. Finally, we have the RTX 3060 Laptop GPU which is in fifth place with a share of 3.76%.

From what you can see, NVIDIA 60 and 50 class GPUs are still the most popular among the gaming community due to their price-to-performance ratio. Meanwhile, AMD's Radeon RX 6600 and 6500 series graphics cards account for a combined share of 1.29%.

Looking at the higher spectrum, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 itself has a respectable share of 0.72% which is more than the share of its predecessor, the RTX 3090 (0.66%). RTX 4080 has a share of 0.47% against 2.46% and 0.85% shares for its predecessors, RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti. A similar example is the RTX 4070 series which has a total share of 1.23% against the RTX 3070 series which has a total share of 2.52%.

Finally, we have the RTX 4060 Ti which has a share of only 0.23% which is quite low compared to the 3060 Ti which sits at 3.43% and the Non-Ti RTX 4060 is nowhere to be seen.

Steam Hardware Survey (July 2023) Current generation GPU market share

What is impressive is that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU is almost 4 times more popular than the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX which only recently appeared in the Steam database. GPU has a share of 0.17%. The RTX 4090 and RX 7900 XTX were launched just a few months apart, but have a big price difference. The RTX 4090 retails for $1599 US (MSRP), while the RX 7900 XTX has an MSRP of $999 US. Even the RTX 4080 which launched closer to the 7900 XTX is 2.7 times more popular on Steam despite the Radeon offering a better price-to-performance proposition for gamers. However, the RTX 4080 is overshadowed by the RTX 4090 which is often seen as a better value.

Moving on to the CPU side, here we see AMD gaining a share every month over Intel. AMD CPUs account for 33.19% of the share across Steam's user base, while Intel fell to 66.76%. We can expect a 50/50 percent split between the two chipmakers in the coming months.

For some strange reason, quad-core CPUs saw the biggest increase along with dual-core while 10-core and 12-core chips saw a 0.20%+ increase compared to last month. In terms of OS, Windows remains the most popular choice among Steam players with Windows 11 gaining share and now sitting at 38.11% while Windows 10 leads the overall share but is rapidly declining with a current share of 60.15% .

Disclaimer: These results are for Steam only and are not representative of global market share. Steam has a large user base, measuring hundreds of millions of players and several million active players participating in such surveys every month to get an idea of what kind of hardware is popular among the PC gaming community.

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