Steam has published its Hardware Survey for May 2018, listing the most popular components used by gamers on the platform.
According to the data, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060 remains the most popular GPU on Steam, although it does not distinguish between the 3GB or 6GB model.
The most common amount of VRAM is 1GB, however, with 24.92% of Steam gamers using 1GB graphics cards.
Intel quad-core processors with a clock speed of between 3.3GHz and 3.69GHz remained the most popular chips this month.
An Intel processor which best matches the most common specifications outlined in the survey is the Intel Core i3-8100, which boast four physical cores and a clock speed of 3.60GHz.
Power supplies, motherboards, and cases are not measured by the Steam Hardware Survey, and compatible products were included to provide a pricing overview of a functional PC.
The South African pricing for a gaming PC using the most popular components on Steam is listed below.
|Intel Core i3-8100||R1,799|
|Biostar B360MHD PRO Motherboard||R949|
|ADATA 8GB DDR4 2,400MHz RAM||R1,249|
|MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB||R3,599|
|WD Blue 1TB Hard Drive||R599|
|Corsair VS450 Power Supply||R549|
|Bitfenix Comrade ATX Gaming Case||R449|