NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 gains ground on Steam

As you know, Valve usually keeps statistics about the hardware gamers use on their Steam platform. And the results are pretty good for analyzing what users use the most. In this case, it did the same thing it has done on other occasions with the GPU architectures that are now used for its gaming platform, and it seems that the RTX 4080 is gaining momentum.

Well, among the surveys that Valve conducted for Steam platform users who participated in February this year, the first is the one that includes the three models released for the desktop: RTX 4090, RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti. Unsurprisingly, this new generation of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series doesn’t even account for one percent of all systems using Steam as a gaming platform.

This is not surprising considering that previous generations of graphics cards are still quite competitive and prices for new graphics cards are too high. However, it seems to show a rapid growth of the RTX 4080, one of the most attractive models at the moment.

While the RTX 4090 has a 0.31% share since it was the first to market and has thus been around for a while, it seems that the RTX 4080, which was launched later and already has a 0.20% share, followed by the RTX 4070 Ti with 0.18%, is starting to take off. However, the RTX 4080 SKU seems to have modest numbers, but if we compare its growth, we see that it is 0.20% in the last month, while the RTX 4090 only reaches 0.07%.

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NVIDIA RTX 40 in the Steam hardware survey (February 2023), source: Valve.

With these numbers, the growth rate of the RTX 4080 could soon surpass that of the RTX 4090. However, we can see that the purchase numbers for the RTX 40 series are still quite low in any case. As I mentioned earlier, the main drag is price.

However, as we’ve seen in Valve’s other stats on GPUs used on Steam, it’s true that NVIDIA continues to dominate strongly, with the top 10 most used graphics cards being GeForce brands. AMD Radeon is still far behind. And if you look at AMD’s newest products, the Radeon RX 7000 Series, they don’t even show up on the list…. It’s also clear that Intel doesn’t do too well either with an unremarkable number and no signs of the new Arc.

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