What happened now? Valve’s Steam Survey for March has arrived. Since finding graphics cards right now is an impossible task outside of paying a fortune on eBay, there was not much movement in the GPU section. However, the product that saw the most important monthly growth RTX 3070, was up 0.17%. Elsewhere, it was another excellent month for AMD, whose processors are now found on almost 30% of users’ PCs.
Steam’s survey, which is optional among users, can give us a good idea of players’ buying habits for hardware.
The GTX 1060 retains the top GPU slot since the abolition of the GTX 750 Ti back in December 2017, but its popularity has declined steadily since the beginning of the year. And it seems that some people is able to buy an RTX 3070. The Ampere offer saw the largest monthly growth for an individual card ̵
Interestingly, the GTX 1650 experienced the second highest jump (0.15%), putting it closer to second place 1050 Ti. We heard today that Nvidia is increasing access to the GTX 1650 to the desktop market – can we look at a future competitor for the survey’s first place?
All Ampere cards experienced increased last month: RTX 3080 (0.08%), RTX 3060 Ti (0.04%) and RTX 3090 (0.03%). Still no sign of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series, though.
AMD can take comfort in the fact that the CPUs have good results. It continues to chip away at Intel’s share, and has now reached 29.97% of participants’ computers. It marks a near 4% increase since the beginning of 2021.
Oculus Quest is still the best VR headset with a share of 24.25%, putting it ahead of Oculus Rift S (20.96%) and Valve Index HMD (16.37%).
Finally, Windows 10 (64 bit) is marching towards total dominance; The increase of 0.37% means that the operating system is now found on 92% of the PCs. 1920 x 1080 is still the most popular resolution (67.35%), and almost half of the participants use 16 GB of RAM.