Nvidia seems to be selling a lot more RTX 3080 graphics cards and other RTX 3000 models, at least if the latest Steam survey is to be believed.
The results of the May 2022 survey of gamer hardware using the Steam platform are in, showing the RTX 3080 is the fastest growing GPU on the chart, with a presence at 1,27% of all gaming platforms. PC in April, and now 1,51% in May (opens in new tab) – an increase of 0,24%.
Other big climbers include the RTX 3070 in second place, having gained 0,19% to sit at a total share of 2,13% now, and the RTX 3060 is fourth, up 0,18% to reach a total of 2,36%.
Remember, this is the metric for the biggest boosts, and the RTX 3080, 3070, and 3060 still don't top the overall GPU chart, of course. The top spot is held by the GTX 1060 (at 7,17%), but the 3060 and 3070 are 3080th and 3060th respectively, and the 0,15 has dropped to XNUMXth (close to the RTX XNUMX Ti at XNUMXth). , in fact, which also gained XNUMX% this month).
Analysis: Impressive growth, but maybe not for long?
It's interesting to see the RTX 3000 graphics cards making solid gains across the board, especially the RTX 3080 which is of course not a cheap GPU. That said, prices are falling, as the availability of the RTX 3080 and other Ampere GPUs improves, so given that, it's no surprise to see the graphics card perform better in the Steam rankings.
While a 0,24% increase for the month may not seem all that impressive, it is the largest upward move that has been signaled, and a marked increase from the slow growth the RTX 3080 has seen since earlier this year. In January, this graphics card was present on 1,11% of surveyed Steam PCs, and had only increased to 1,27% in April, meaning the increase in May is well above the traction gained in the previous month. course of all the months prior to 2022.
Naturally, we shouldn't get too carried away with any one stat source as it's not necessarily representative of the entire PC market, but Valve's numbers are in line with what we'd expect given rising GPU stocks. lately and downward pressure on prices.
However, there could be a key in the works for the upward progression of RTX 3000 graphics cards, as Nvidia recently noted. Namely, while GeForce GPU supply is expected to remain strong for the foreseeable future, Nvidia is reportedly revealing its next-gen RTX 4000 cards, and when they do show up, plenty of gamers are likely to hang on. on any potential purchases until these new Lovelace GPUs go on sale. And the RTX 4080 could hit shelves as early as September, or so we're hearing.
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Via Tom's Hardware (Opens in a new tab)