Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 most popular GPU as per Steam January 2019 survey, RTX and AMD RX Vega spotted

By Digit NewsDesk | Updated 14 Feb 2019
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 most popular GPU as per Steam January 2019 survey, RTX and AMD RX Vega spotted
  • The Steam Hardware & Software Survey for January 2019 reveals that some users have already moved to the latest Nvidia RTX and AMD RX Vega GPUs.


  • Details of Steam Hardware & Software Survey for January 2019 released.
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 tops PC video card usage survey.
  • Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080Ti make an appearance, along with AMD R7 Graphics.

Results of the January 2019 hardware and software survey done by the popular online game distribution platform Steam are out. As per the survey results, Nvidia dominates the charts with almost 74 percent of the participant’s systems running on the chip maker’s cards. It is followed by AMD at 15.34 percent, and Intel at 10.55 percent. There is also some additional data like the overall distribution of cards, which is based on what DirectX they support. It seems like most gamers like to stay up to date as the DirectX 12 GPUs take the cake at 88.26 percent, followed by DirectX 11 and 10 at 5.8 and 3.92 percent. 


The new Nvidia GPUs with Ray Tracing have also made their way to the Steam survey, signifying that users are not lax when it comes to adoption of newer graphics solutions. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 seems to be most popular of the RTX lot right now with 0.33 percent, while the RTX 2080 is also growing with 0.31 percent of users on the new card. 0.15 percent of users have the RTX 2080 Ti as well, but the AMD Radeon RX Vega has beaten it with a 0.16 percent share. This survey also displays rankings and compares how many new users have adopted or abandoned a device. The most popular GPU on the list, the GeForce GTX 1060 is the one that has lost most users with 0.52 percent, while the AMD Radeon R7 GPU shows promise with a 0.19 percent growth. 

Getting into the details of Steam’s PC video card usage survey, Nvidia cards take the top thirteen spots, with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 being on top as it is equipped on 15 percent of survey participants’ system. The GTX 1050 Ti is the second most popular GPU at 9.34 percent, followed by the GTX 1050 at 5.19 percent. The AMD Radeon R7 GPU comes in at the 14th spot and is powering 1.15 percent of users’ systems that took part in the survey. Other than AMD, the only other non-Nvidia graphics solution is Intel HD Graphics 4000 with 1.06 percent. 

Steam conducts a survey every month where it collects data from willing participants. This data is about what computer hardware and software Steam users have. Steam says, “The information gathered is incredibly helpful to us as we make decisions about what kinds of technology investments to make and products to offer.”


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