August 2023 Steam Hardware Survey Report: The share of mainstream old graphics cards has declined

Recently, Steam unveiled the hardware and system usage statistics for August 2023. The market shares of the seasoned graphics cards GTX 1650, GTX 1060, RTX 2060, and GTX 1050 Ti witnessed marginal declines, receding by 0.19, 0.29, 0.16, and 0.24 percentage points respectively. Notwithstanding these wanes, their dominions in the market hierarchy remained commendably robust, securing the first (5.11%), third (4.31%), fifth (3.94%), and seventh (3.26%) ranks respectively.

In terms of ascensions in graphics card market share, the RTX 4060 glittered conspicuously. Its mobile and desktop variants burgeoned by 0.70 and 0.23 percentage points, respectively, with their surges reigning supreme and third in magnitude. However, juxtaposed against the venerable older cards, their cumulative user proportion remains diminutive, not even breaching the 2% threshold. While the remaining stalwarts from Nvidia’s 40 series manifested modest upswings, they uniformly exhibited a gradual uptrend. In contrast, AMD’s RX 580 still clinches the crown within its discrete graphics card armada, boasting a 1.03% share. The recently debuted RX 7900 XTX, which graced the charts merely in July, now claims a 0.23% share, marking an increment of 0.06 percentage points from the previous month.

While Intel’s dominion in the CPU arena remains unchallenged, holding a 66.52% share, AMD continues its slow yet steady ascent, escalating by 0.24 percentage points to 33.43%. Gamers wielding hexa-core processors approximately constitute a third of the total share. Quad-core processors, at 24.42%, are on the heels of their six-core counterparts but have dwindled over 3 percentage points since April.

August saw Windows 11’s market stake scaling greater heights, augmenting by 2.55 percentage points, and nearing a significant 40%. Yet, a lion’s share of 55.98% of users steadfastly cling to Windows 10. The combined stake of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 has shrunk to a meager sub-1.5% and continues its decline. Over half of the gaming community is fortified with 16GB of RAM. Interestingly, 8GB’s stake (15.76%) now pales before 32GB’s (20.54%), registering a 1.48 percentage point decline from the preceding month. Users operating at 1080P resolution command a whopping 60%, with 2K also making a notable appearance at 14.85%. Alas, the 4K resolution’s stake remains ensconced within the single-digit percentage realm.