Now that the street price of an Nvidia RTX 3070 is over $ 1,200, it’s tempting to think that scalpers, bots, and cryptocurrency miners have them all, but the latest Steam Hardware Survey suggests some of them are making their way into gaming PCs too. As TechSpot reportsIn particular, the 3070 appears to have become Steam’s fastest growing GPU, and the 17th most popular graphics accelerator on Steam with a 1.29 percent share overall.
The RTX 3080 also has 0.87 percent, the RTX 3060 Ti 0.39 percent, and the pricey RTX 3090 claims 0.34 percent of the market – for a total of 2.89 percent Ampere cards.
That’s okay, especially considering AMD’s rival RX 6000 series doesn’t have a single spot on the entire 95 GPU ranks. Apparently more gamers are using the 2011 Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti (0.16 percent) than AMD’s latest cards.
More than a quarter of Steam PC gamers are now using AMD CPUs instead of Intel, so that’s probably a consolation.
If secondhand sales numbers are anything to pass up, I’d expect the newer RTX 3060 to contribute to Nvidia’s count next month.