Nvidia’s latest graphics cards a favourite for gamers

Despite strong sales of AMD’s RX 400 and RX 500-series graphics cards, Nvidia’s GPUs still dominate the gaming market.

According to the Steam Hardware Survey for June 2017, Nvidia graphics cards are by far the most popular choice among PC gamers.

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is now the most popular graphics card among PC gamers on Steam, according to the platform’s hardware survey for DirectX 12 GPUs.

The percentage of gamers using older Nvidia hardware – like the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 970 – is also steadily decreasing.

The GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1060, GTX 1050 Ti, and GTX 1050 have all seen notable market share improvements every month this year.

The survey portrays a massive demand among gamers for Nvidia cards, but may be affected by cryptocurrency miners constantly purchasing AMD cards for their rigs.

AMD’s Radeon cards do not appear in the top 20 most popular DirectX 12 graphics cards for June 2017, with the AMD Radeon HD 7700 series falling behind Intel’s HD 5500 integrated graphics processor.

The company’s Radeon RX 400-series cards generally fall behind previous-generation AMD cards in terms of percentage share, despite their improved efficiency and DirectX 12 performance.

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