Valve's April Steam Survey Shows NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 as the Most Popular Graphics Card
Valve has released the results and statistics of its April Steam Hardware and Software Survey, revealing that NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 GPU is once again the most popular graphics card. The RTX 3060, which was last month's winner, has fallen to third place, with the GTX 1060 GPU taking second place. The RTX 3060 experienced a 6% decline in usership from the previous month, while the GTX 1650's userbase grew by 2% in the same period. It's worth noting that the GTX 1650 encompasses both desktop and laptop variants, while the RTX 3060 is divided into two separate entries on Valve's survey.
NVIDIA dominates the field with many of its budget and midrange cards, while AMD and Intel barely make it into the top 25. Intel processors remain a favorite for many Steam users, with a 67.14% share, while AMD follows in second place with a 32.84% share. AMD CPU popularity is on the rise, indicating a more even share of the market could be on the cards if the upward trend continues.
System RAM upgrades were minimal last month, with 52.19% on 16 GB and 16.1% on 32 GB, indicating slight declines from March. The majority of users prefer to stick with Windows 10 64-bit, which has a 61.21% share, but its popularity has dropped by 12.74% within the survey period. Windows 11 64-bit is gaining ground, with a 10.98% increase from March to April, and it sits at second place with a 33.39% share of the OS userbase.
It's important to note that the results of the monthly Steam Hardware and Software survey are not considered to be pinpoint accurate due to the random nature of user responses. However, overall and general trends can be discerned from the data on hand.