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Last months' big RTX gains were a bit too much... they have fallen back and ignoring last month the old trends continue.

1.91% of the surveyed Steam PCs had a VR headset connected, the Oculus Quest share more than doubled.

Half-Life: Alyx really seems to be the VR system seller (or more people reconnected their VR hedsets or the data is wrong).



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So I don't care about being to up to date with graphics card and don't throw more than 300 or so at them. When should I be looking to make decent upgrade from my 1060 6GB. I'm thinking I can stick with it till about 2022 if I'm still alive.



Again big gains for Turing GPUs in June, now 18% of the Steam survey. Navi almost reached 1%.

RTX models almost reached 10%, so almost every tenth Steam PC now has raytracing capabilities. So when PS5 + XSX launch in half a year, PC systems will have a head start of 10 - 20 million units.

Over one fourth of the surveyed Steam PCs are faster than an Xbox One X (the currently fastest console).



Thanks, Conina.

Looks like some Pascal owners are jumping to Turing, which is... odd? Given that Ampere will launch "soon", it makes more sense to wait to get a new card. You'll be able to get a faster one for the same price or one with similar performance but at a lower cost. Interestingly, the Maxwell products seem to hold a bit better.

Regarding the AMD products, Polaris and Navi seem to be doing ok, Far from great, but at least their percentages aren't going down.



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Again big gains for Turing GPUs in July, now over 19% of the Steam survey. Navi finally jumped over the 1%-mark, now at 1.05%.

RTX models almost reached the 10%-mark: it is currently at 9.99%... soooo close!
But wait, there is also the Titan RTX out there, which pops up in the Vulcan-chart with 0.02%.
(normally I don't track Titan GPUs anymore).

So every tenth Steam PC now has raytracing capabilities. That gives it a nice head start when the next-gen consoles join the raytracing-party in November.

And when raytracing compatibility becomes mainsteam with affordable RTX30x0- and RDNA2-GPUs, there may never be a time where the RT-console hardware base will be bigger than the RT-PC hardware base.



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JEMC said:
Thanks, Conina.

Looks like some Pascal owners are jumping to Turing, which is... odd? Given that Ampere will launch "soon", it makes more sense to wait to get a new card. You'll be able to get a faster one for the same price or one with similar performance but at a lower cost. Interestingly, the Maxwell products seem to hold a bit better.

Regarding the AMD products, Polaris and Navi seem to be doing ok, Far from great, but at least their percentages aren't going down.

It generally takes some time before you get asked to participate in the poll. I had my hardware for 8 months before I got asked to participate. Before that, I had an all-AMD computer for 7 years - and never got asked for the poll...

In other words, most of those new folks upgraded several months or even years prior and are only now showing up in the statistics.



Yeah, there will probably be a delay and the real adoption of new hardware is even faster.

But there is nothing we can do about that and the shown trend is positive enough.



Makes sense as to why Turing is going up as we had really strong laptop lineup this year.

Asus G14 with Ryzen + 2060 and Dell XPS 17 with Intel 10th Gen + 2060 have been killer laptops and we won't see 3000 series mobile until next year.

Everyone and their dog wants Ryzen mobile and pairing that up with Nvidia GPUs is pretty much the ultimate fap worthy experience!



             

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Conina said:
Yeah, there will probably be a delay and the real adoption of new hardware is even faster.

But there is nothing we can do about that and the shown trend is positive enough.

Yeah, and it's even more noticeable on the CPU side.

If this goes on beyond 2021, then there's a real risk that Intel might drop below 50%, especially under Linux

You know what, I'll make a table for it. I'll update it monthly if I can:

Date Windows Intel Share Change Linux Intel Share Change
03/2020 78.85 73.79
04/2020 78.28 -0.57 72.69 -1.10
05/2020 77.54 -0.74 71.52 -1.17
06/2020 76.84 -0.70 70.46 -1.08
07/2020 76.27 -0.57 69.06 -1.40

Within 5 months the ratio of Linux computers with Intel inside dropped by almost 5%, which is huge. On the Windows side of things, the change is only half as fast, probably due to the dominance Intel had on the laptop sector until Renoir launched.

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Another 2 percentage points gained by Turing in August: from 19% to 21%.

RTX from almost 10% to almost 11%: