Two more RTX 4000-series cards are entering the Steam survey

In short: February’s Steam survey results are here. Last month was another good one for Nvidia’s Lovelace cards; after the RTX 4090 became the first 4000-series to enter the main GPU chart in January, two more entries from the expensive lineup joined the flagship: the RTX 4070 Ti and the RTX 4080. But again, the RTX 3060 and its laptop variant is the best performer of the month.

The RTX 4090 made it into enough machines among survey participants in January to move onto the main GPU chart, making it the first Ada Lovelace card to do so. Unsurprisingly, it only took a few weeks for the RTX 4080 and RTX 4070 Ti to do the same thing. The former is the sixth top performer in the survey, found in 0.20% of machines, while the RTX 4070 Ti is not far behind: 8th position with a 0.18% share.

The best GPUs in February by Steam survey participants

The biggest increase in the user segment was again found in the RTX 3000 series. The RTX 3060 topped the chart, followed by its laptop version in second and the Ti variant in fifth. The RTX 3070, 3050, and 3070 Ti also performed well, highlighting the number of people opting for these cheaper and still powerful GPUs. An outlier is the RTX 2060 in the third, probably due to the fact that most cards are available for low prices on auction sites.

The GTX 1650 remains the most popular GPU among Steam survey participants since it knocked the GTX 1060 off the top spot in November. Still no sign of AMD’s Radeon 7000 cards, although they did launch after Lovelace. Team red’s best-performing card of the month was the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT, which saw its user share grow by just 0.01%.

Elsewhere, February was the turn of Intel to make a profit in the CPU section, although it was small (0.04%), it gave a 67.17% share compared to AMD’s 32.8%.

Windows 11 continues to find its way into more Steam user machines at the expense of Windows 10. The latest OS now has a 32.06% share after jumping to 1.73% last month. This trend is reversing worldwide: Windows 11 reached the largest share of the global market in January, hitting 18.1%. Windows 10, in contrast, saw its share drop from 82.4% in December 2021 to 68.8% in the same month.

Little has changed in the survey – will the Oculus Quest 2 be replaced as the leading VR headset? – although it is interesting to see that while English is still the most popular language, it fell -1.60% while Simplified Chinese increased by 2.47%.

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