NVIDIA RTX 40 finally getting some Steam
Valve shares updated monthly hardware charts that reflect changes in GPU popularity on this gaming platform.
The hardware survey for February is the first edition that includes all three GeForce RTX 40 desktop models. The impact of RTX 40 launch has been somewhat slow and even with all three cards included (RTX 4090, 4080, 4070Ti) they do not even account for a total of 1% of all systems used by Steam software.
The RTX 4090 now has 0.31% of the Steam market, a 0.07% increase over one month. The RTX 4080 debuts with 0.20% share while RTX 4070 Ti is even less popular at 0.18%. However, the last SKU has only been released in January, so there it will still take some time to give comparable data.
The slow pace of the RTX 40 takeover is nothing extraordinary through. The primary reason is the cost of the new cards, which are sold at least $800. This is still a niche part of the gaming community. This still does not change the fact that top 10 most popular GPUs are still exclusively based on GeForce technology, with most cards being from the xx50 or xx60 series. Those models were not updated with Ada Lovelace architecture yet.
AMD Radeon RX 7000 GPUs are still non existent on the list though, which means that even cards like GTX 1030 or GT 710 are still more commonly used by Steam gamers than anything based on RDNA3 architecture. The most popular Radeon GPU is still Radeon Graphics (which should be an integrated solution) and AMD Radeon RX 580.