A graphics card from the Radeon RX 7000 family was mentioned for the first time in the latest Steam statistics. We’re talking about the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX, which, according to last month’s results, ranked 93rd in the list of the most popular graphics accelerators on the platform.
While the Steam Hardware Survey is not an accurate indicator of the state of the computer hardware market, it is quite capable of showing some changing trends. The appearance of Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards in Steam statistics has been expected since December last year, when the first accelerator models of this series went on sale. At the same time, it should be noted that AMD decided not to simplify its task and initially released flagship solutions, which, by the way, also turned out to be the most expensive video cards in the manufacturer’s range. The same Radeon RX 7600, designed for a larger mass consumer, went on sale only in May this year.
It’s only natural that expensive graphics card models tend to be sold in significantly smaller quantities than solutions designed for the mass market. Nevertheless, the flagship Radeon RX 7900 XTX, the first graphics card of the Radeon RX 7000 series, was mentioned in the Steam statistics. True, it turned out to be 56 places below the flagship GeForce RTX 4090, which is on the 37th line of the list of the most popular graphics cards on the platform.
In general, the statistics of the most popular graphics cards on the Steam platform are still occupied by NVIDIA models, which all occupy the first places. On the 12th line there is a specific “AMD Radeon Graphics” graphics chip, which, most likely, represents the overall result of mobile graphics from Ryzen processors. Discrete AMD graphics cards only enter the list at number 23, where the legacy Radeon RX 580 sits with a 1.07% share of platform users.
Whether the latest Radeon graphics cards are among the “top ten” most popular on the Steam platform is questionable. However, it is fair to say that not a single graphics card from the GeForce RTX 40 series is also among the top ten. Older models continue to occupy these spots, as well as several mid-range models of the newer GeForce RTX 3000 series. The closest model in the GeForce RTX 40 series sits at number 25 on the list, namely the mobile GeForce RTX 4060. As for desktop models, the slowly gaining popularity GeForce RTX 4070 Ti sits at number 34 on the list. At the end of July, 0.68% of the study participants were using this graphics card.
In general, about 3.4% of platform users own GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. GeForce RTX 30 series models account for almost 30% of users. Intel Arc graphics card models are not yet included in the list.
In the segment of the most popular processors, AMD can show clearer results. Here the popularity of the “Reds” continues to grow. In July, 33.19% of the study participants (+1.16%) used AMD chips. Unfortunately, Steam Stats does not collect information about CPU models. At the same time, it shows that six-core chips are still popular among platform users themselves. Models with four and eight cores follow. The combined number of 10-, 12-, 14- and 16-core processor owners is just under 12% of the total user base. 24-core processors (Intel Core i9-13900K and some AMD Ryzen Threadripper), on the other hand, are only used by 0.77% of the study participants.