So, What are People Buying ?

This is a summary of the hardware survey conducted by Steam based upon what hardware (DX11 GFX Cards) hit their servers in the month of July. Make of it what you will.

I have broken them up into categories. Columns are:

-Overall rank out of DX11 Cards (number hitting Steam Servers)
-Card Name
-% of total DX 11 cards

Current Generation:

32 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 0.99%
35 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 0.90%
42 ATI Radeon HD 7850 0.62%
46 ATI Radeon HD 7970 0.54%
56 ATI Radeon HD 7770 0.39%

Total NVida = 1.89% Total = AMD 1.55%

* 7950 didn't make the cut


Last Generation:

1 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 6.56%
3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 4.56%
4 ATI Radeon HD 5770 4.56%
5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 3.51%
8 ATI Radeon HD 6870 3.44%
9 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 3.24%
10 ATI Radeon HD 6850 3.09%
11 ATI Radeon HD 6950 2.67%
12 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 2.55%
23 ATI Radeon HD 6770 1.30%
25 ATI Radeon HD 6670 1.18%
30 ATI Radeon HD 6970 1.08%
31 ATI Radeon HD 6310 1.03%
34 ATI Radeon HD 6450
37 ATI Radeon HD 6570 0.80%
48 NVIDIA GeForce GT 530 0.52%
55 ATI Radeon HD 6700 Series 0.40%
63 ATI Radeon HD 6750 0.34%

Total nVidia = 20.94% Total AMD = 19.15%

2 Generations Back


2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 4.92%
6 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 3.46%
13 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 2.33%
14 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 2.15%
15 NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 2.10%
16 ATI Radeon HD 5450 1.85%
17 ATI Radeon HD 5850 1.75%
18 ATI Radeon HD 5670 1.74%
19 ATI Radeon HD 5870 1.51%
20 NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 1.50%
21 NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 1.40%
22 ATI Radeon HD 5750 1.36%
24 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 1.24%
27 ATI Radeon HD 5570 1.14%
38 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 0.76%
43 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 0.62%
49 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE 0.52%
51 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5730 0.45%
57 ATI Radeon HD 5830 0.37%
61 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 0.35%
62 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 0.35%
64 ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 0.31%
65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 0.31%

Total nVida = 16.56% Total AMD = 15.93%

I left out the Mobiles and few odd balls but here they are:

7 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 3.45% 3.45%
26 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M 1.15% 1.15%
28 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 1.13% 1.13%
29 ATI Radeon HD 6520G 1.11% 1.11%
33 NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M 0.99% 0.99%
36 NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 0.87% 0.87%
39 ATI Radeon HD 6490M 0.72% 0.72%
40 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M 0.72% 0.72%
41 NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 0.70% 0.70%
44 ATI Radeon HD 6750M 0.61% 0.61%
45 ATI Radeon HD 6620G 0.60% 0.60%
47 ATI Radeon HD 6320 0.54% 0.54%
50 ATI Radeon HD 6370M 0.50% 0.50%
52 ATI Radeon HD 6770M 0.44% 0.44%
53 ATI Radeon HD 6480G 0.42% 0.42%
54 Intel HD Graphics 4000 0.41%
58 NVIDIA GeForce 610M 0.37% 0.37%
59 NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX 0.36% 0.36%
60 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 0.36% 0.36%
66 NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M 0.30% 0.30%

Total nVidia = 10.40% Total AMD = 4.94%
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  1. I like this. This is awesome! I'm glad my 460 is still up there. I WOULD be running a 6950, but it wasn't working well with my case.
  2. LOL im guessing im one of the 680's? Yea this stuff is way too expensive anyways
  3. My HD 5850 is still serving me well for almost 3 years now. No complaints so far.
  4. I guess no one is rockin' with a 9600GT which I have in my HTPC. I might swap it for a less power hungry card.
  5. Those are ONLY Dx11 cards jaguar .... the 9800 don't fit that category.

    Here's the link if ya wanna look at other categories. Hadda use the "cached" version as the August numbers are being compiled.

    http://74.6.238.254/search/srpcache?ei=UTF-8&p=steam+video+card+survey+videocard&fr=moz35&u=http://cc.bingj.com/cache.aspx?q=steam+video+card+survey+videocard&d=4631770760348388&mkt=en-US&setlang=en-US&w=f19ccfd0,bbfda790&icp=1&.intl=us&sig=owSfR58ufsw0UIeLsQXCSA--
  6. Deemo13 said:
    I like this. This is awesome! I'm glad my 460 is still up there. I WOULD be running a 6950, but it wasn't working well with my case.


    yeah..... I find it interesting ..... coupla observations:

    1. The 560 Ti will be "the" card remembered from 2011

    2. nVidia dominated the upper cost categories in last gen / AMD the lower. historically consistent, no real surprise.

    3. Big surprise for me was the fact that nVidia 6xx series caught up / surpassed AMD 7xxx despite the late start:

    670 been around about 6 weeks
    680 been around about 5 months

    7970 been around about 8 months
    7950 been around about 8 months
    7870 been around about 5 months

    4. Surprised the lower end 7xxxx series not making the charts yet .... peeps must be happy with their 5xxx and 6xxx series.
  7. Or they just don't have Steam or something. Because I have recommended countless 7750's and 6670's. Much more than the 6xx series.
  8. Well Steam is used by gamers and we are talking about gaming cards. I can't really see an argument that Steam game users are different statiscally from any other gaming subgroup.
  9. Here's September's Update

    GTX 670 1.65%
    GTX 680 1.24%
    GTX 660 Ti 0.50%
    Total 3.39%


    HD 7970 0.60%
    HD 7950 0.46%
    HD 7870 0.48%
    Total 1.54%
  10. HD 7850 is listed at 0,91%
    HD 7770 is at 0,72%
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