Steam has yet again shared the results from its monthly hardware survey for September 2021, and one of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs has finally made the list. We already saw AMD’s GPU market share begin to slip in May’s hardware survey. This trend seems to be continuing as we approach the holiday season. However, it isn’t all bad for Team Red, as it still managed to get on the scoreboard and achieve a small victory.
This happens to be the first time any of the RX 6000 series GPUs have been installed in enough systems to show up in the survey results. The card in question is the Radeon RX 6700 XT, which currently occupies a 0.16% market share, tied with the RTX 3050 Ti. The Radeon RX 6000 Series had its fair share of stock issues, and the inability to get enough cards into the hands of consumers has almost certainly had an effect on the company’s market share.
Nvidia is not slowing down
On the other hand, Nvidia further extended its lead over AMD and now holds a GPU market share of 75.8%, according to the survey. This comes as no surprise, especially considering how sought after the RTX 30 Series graphics cards are. Most notably, the RTX 3070 has reached an all-time high market share of 1.69%. The RTX 3060 and 3080 are also among Nvidia’s most popular GPUs, reaching market shares of 1.07% and 0.99%, respectively.
In addition, the Nvidia GTX 1060 remains the most popular graphics card despite being over five years old at this point. This makes sense, as the GTX 1060 still packs a punch and can run most games at a decent resolution and framerate. The difficulty of upgrading to an RTX card also means that more gamers will have to stick with slightly older cards for the time being.
It is worth noting that the Steam hardware survey only collects information on PC builds of gamers who opt-in and want to participate. Therefore, the data isn’t representative of the entire PC gaming scene, and the actual market share differs.