NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 GPUs, Ryzen CPUs Gain Big in July 2019 [Steam Survey]

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The public opinion on ray-tracing or NVIDIA’s RTX lineup is mixed at the moment. While some are calling it a big breakthrough in gaming graphics, others are terming it as a gimmick that’s still in the early stages of adoption. However, as far as the GTX 16 series lineup is concerned, it’d be fair to say they offer some serious performance at their respective price points. The GeForce GTX 1660 is capable of running every game at 1080p ultra and yield more than 60 FPS while its Ti variant manages to run most titles at 1440p while delivering acceptable frame rates. For the month of July, it were these GTX Turing cards that gained that most, with an average increase of 50% in sales.

The RTX 2080’s shares remained unchanged due to the coming of the Supers while the 2080 Ti saw a minute drop. The GTX 1660 Ti rose by 50% in popularity while the 1660 saw a surge of more than 60%. The GTX 1650 was the biggest winner going from nil to 0.24%, an impressive gain considering that the Radeon RX 570 is a much better deal. On that note, the latter did see a small boost in sales but nothing out of the ordinary. The rest of the RTX cards either veined or are being replaced gradually by the RTX Supers. Nothing major happened on the red side, and the Navi cards failed to make their mark. We’ll have to see if that changes with the aftermarket cards.

Ryzen Rises on Steam

With the launch of the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, AMD chips have started gaining momentum thanks to the improved IPC and gaming performance. The most notable sign of that is the big drop in users owning Intel CPUs clocked 3.3 to 3.69GHz which pretty much includes all the 8th and 9th Gen Coffee Lake parts. AMD chips with all frequency ranges saw small to moderate gains, something that will only grow in the coming months. Stay tuned for more on this!

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