Despite its age the Nvidia GeForce GTX1060 GPU has remained the most loved among Steam users over the past few years. In the constantly changing PC gaming market, however, nothing lasts forever. Now, six-and-a-half years after its debut, the Pascal Pixel Pusher has been thrown from its position at the top.
The GeForce GTX 1060 was launched in 2009 and continues to be a top-rated graphics card for anyone wanting to enjoy 1080p gaming. Now available on the used market well below its $249 MSRP, it remains a great value option if you don’t mind forgoing ray tracing or Nvidia DLSS. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that it’s held on to its popularity, especially in the face of GPU shortages.
Strangely, the GTX 1060 hasn’t conceded ground to a more powerful graphics card. Instead, the GeForce GTX 1650 now finds itself somewhat surprisingly at the head of the pack, the pixel pusher now powering 6.05% of Steam user’s PCs. In third and sixth, respectively, are the 2060, 3060, and 3060.
There’s still no sign of the RTX 4090 or RTX 4080 in the Steam Hardware Survey, suggesting that neither GeForce GPU appears in more than 0.15% of systems running Valve’s storefront. This is likely due to their price, and it’s for this same reason that we’ll likely not see the AMD Radeon RX 7900 XT or 7900 XTX appear in next month’s set of data.
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