AMD’s Big Navi graphics cards have ranked in the GPU section of Steam’s hardware survey for the first time ever, in what could be a tentative indication that sales – or perhaps more to the point, stock – of the latest RX 6000 series cards are picking up a bit.
Let’s come back to analyzing what that might mean shortly, but it’s certainly interesting to see one of Team Red’s rDNA 2 GPUs finally making its way onto the graphics card rankings for the September hardware report that Valve compiles based on the Steam user base.
To be precise, it’s the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT that makes the cut, but only by the thinnest of margins, registering a 0.16% share among Steam gamers. The very bottom of the table is propped up by GPUs on 0.15%, so you can see that the 6700 XT only just sneaked above these. On Nvidia’s side, it’s level pegging with the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti which is on 0.16% too.
Nvidia is dominant in the GPU arena, of course, and even AMD’s top-ranked graphics card, the Radeon RX 580, only holds a 1.65% share, putting it in 12th position. All 11 cards above that are Nvidia models, with Ampere’s RTX 3070 actually placing just ahead of the RX 580 in 11th position (1.69%).
The most popular graphics card with Steam gamers currently is the GTX 1060 (with an 8.64% share), according to the latest survey.