RTX 3060 cements its place as the most popular GPU on Steam as NVIDIA remains dominant over AMD

NVIDIA's RTX 4060 graphics card is doing well, too, coming up the ranks fast, with AMD's desktop GPUs nowhere to be seen these days, frankly. Continue reading at TweakTown >


NVIDIA's RTX 3060 is busy cementing its lead as the most popular graphics card with Steam gamers. The RTX 3060 is going great guns, and has been since late on in 2023 (Image Credit: GIGABYTE) If you follow the Steam hardware survey, you'll likely be acquainted with the dominance of the RTX 3060 in the GPU department of late, as the NVIDIA board has been at the top of the rankings since October 2023 (when it dethroned the GTX 1650, in fact). The RTX 3060 has been up and down a little in its percentages since then.

The GPU rose to a mighty 6.27% last October, then dropped back down towards the 5% mark - still remaining in place as the top graphics card, mind - before grabbing a 6.17% share of Steam gamers in February.

Now with the freshly released March figures from Valve (highlighted by VideoCardz), we can see the RTX 3060 has never been more popular, with the GPU reaching 6.92%. Why the sudden uptick in popularity? Well, we have to take Valve's hardware report with a fair bit of seasoning, as changes in the PCs being surveyed can affect the outcome.

Still, it seems clear enough that the RTX 3060 is becoming increasingly dominant, possibly because it's pricing has become more attractive of late - you can nab the 8GB model for not much more than $250 in the US now (that's on Newegg). Interestingly, the RTX 4060 is also making progress in terms of climbing the rankings for GPUs used by Steam gamers. The successor to the RTX 3060 is now in eighth position, sitting in the gaming P.