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Nvidia RTX 3060 grabs the top spot for Steam GPUs – but is something else happening here?


Nvidia’s GTX 1650 is no longer the number-one graphics card
Nvidia’s RTX 3060 graphics card has made a big leap to take the top spot in the ranking of the most popular GPUs used on Steam, according to the latest hardware survey conducted by Valve.
The survey data for September shows that the RTX 3060 rose from 4.87% the previous month, where it was in second place behind the GTX 1650, to hit 6.27% and claim the number one slot (the 1650 dropped a touch to 4.78%).
That’s a pretty remarkable rise of 1.4% month-on-month for the RTX 3060, the kind of gain that isn’t seen often.
Mind you, we must take the Steam hardware survey with some caution, as the PCs included in the breakdown change from month to month, and that can cause some variance in itself as you might imagine. And there have been incidents where really weird things have happened in the past, as you may recall – let’s dig into that a bit more.Analysis: A case of a skewed survey (again)? Perhaps…
A few times in the past with the Steam survey, we’ve seen a large uptick in Chinese PCs skew results quite badly.

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