The GeForce RTX 3060 desktop graphics card has finally become
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The GeForce RTX 3060 desktop graphics card has finally become the most popular graphics card on Steam

According to the latest Steam survey report for September, the desktop GeForce RTX 3060, which was released almost three years ago, has finally reached the top of the most popular graphics cards on the Steam gaming platform. Last month, the accelerator grew its user base by 1.4%. The total proportion of GPU users on the platform is now 6.10%.

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Image source: Tom’s Hardware

The GeForce GTX 1650, which up to that point occupied the first place in popularity on the Steam platform, fell to second place in September. Its user share fell by 0.33% and was 4.78% at the end of last month. The GeForce RTX 2060 secured third place and increased its share to 4.69% of users (+0.75%). It is noteworthy that the overall proportion of platform users still use the old GeForce GTX 1060. Over the past month, the share of owners of the latter on the platform has increased by 0.38%.

    Image source: Steam

Image source: Steam

The first eleven places in the ranking of the most popular graphics cards on the Steam platform are occupied by NVIDIA accelerators. In 12th place is something vaguely called AMD Radeon Graphics. The latest Steam statistics results once again show that NVIDIA graphics cards are significantly more popular among platform users than AMD Radeon and Intel graphics cards. NVIDIA graphics cards are used by 77% of platform users, AMD – 14.8% and Intel – 7.9%. The “other” solutions, i.e. Intel and Qualcomm graphics, account for 0.3% of users.

    Image source: Steam

Image source: Steam

The three latest generations of discrete graphics cards released in the last five years, using three different graphics architectures, account for 67.5% of the total gaming graphics card market on Steam. These include the Radeon RX 5000 (AMD RDNA), Radeon RX 6000 (RDNA 2) and Radeon RX 7000 (RDNA 3) models as well as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 and GeForce RTX 20 series (Turing) and the GeForce RTX 30 series (Ampere ) and GeForce RTX 40 series (Ada Lovelace). NVIDIA’s lead here is even greater – 92.21% of platform users versus 7.79% for AMD.

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