Nvidia appears to be selling lots of the RTX3080 graphic cards and different RTX 3000 models for that issue, at the very least, in the case of the most recent Steam survey, is any indication.
The results have been released of the April 2022 survey of hardware of players using the Steam platform. It was found that RTX 3080 is the fastest-growing GPU on the chart, being found in 1.27 percent of PCs during April, which is now 1.51 percent for May (opens in a new tab) – an increase of 0.24 percent.
Other major climbers are those who have the RTX 3070, which is in the second spot after gaining 0.19 percent, resulting in a total of 2.13 percent. Meanwhile, its RTX 3060 is in fourth with a gain of 0.18 percent, bringing it to 2.36 percent.
Be aware that this is the measure of the most significant increases in the last month, and those of the 3080 RTX 30, 3070, and the 3060 aren’t at the very top in the general GPU rankings, however. The top spot is occupied by the GTX 1060 (on 7.17%). However, the 3060 and the 3070 are in the tenth and eleventh spots, respectively, while the 3080 is up to 15th (it’s currently closing in on RTX 3060 Ti in fourteenth, however, and has also increased by 0.15 percent this month).
Analysis: Impressive growth – but maybe not for much longer?
It’s fascinating to see the RTX 3000 graphics card showing significant gains all over the board, but especially the RTX3080, which is, naturally it’s not the most budget GPU, however. The prices are falling because the availability of the RTX3080 and other Ampere GPUs increases, and, given that, it’s not too surprising to find the graphics card performing better in Steam rankings.
Although the 0.24 percent increase in the month may not seem like much, it’s the largest rise, as we’ve noted, and is a substantial rise compared to the steady growth the RTX3080 has seen since the beginning of the year. In January, the card was in 1.11 percent of Steam PCs surveyed, but it was only up to 1.27 percent as of April, which means that the growth for May is significantly higher than the momentum gained through the entire month of 2022.
Of course, we shouldn’t get overly excited by any single source of data, of course, since this isn’t always representative of the whole PC market. However, Valve’s numbers do align with what we’d expect to happen due to the rise in GPU inventory of late and the pressure to lower prices.
However, Nvidia recently stated a kink on the horizon for the upward and forward progress of RTX 3000 graphics cards. In particular, while GeForce GPU supplies are expected to remain robust for the foreseeable future, Nvidia has been reported to be about to announce the next generation of RX4000 cards. When the cards are revealed, they’ll probably mean that many gamers will put the line on any purchase until the new Lovelace GPUs are available for sale. ACCORDING TO WHAT WE’VE HEARD, the RTX 4080 may arrive on the market as early as September.