As every month, the Steam platform has updated its large survey on the hardware and software used by its community. We thus have an assessment of the most popular configuration for PC players.
This survey of hardware and software gives a fairly precise assessment of the hardware most used by “steam” players. If trends are emerging there is no revolution yet. Clearly the trio number 1 from the end of 2018 is still relevant. Intel, Microsoft and Nvidia are the most popular manufacturers of players.
To get straight to the point, in June 2020 according to Steam the most popular PC gaming configuration is based on an Intel quad-core processor powered between 3.3 and 3.7 GHz, 16 GB of RAM and a GeForce GTX 1060. If a VR headset is of the party the HTC Vive is the big winner while the storage side more than 1 TB is present.
PC Gaming, Nvidia domine AMD
In detail it is interesting to note that AMD is totally out of date on the graphics card side. Nvidia is a real steamroller with nine references in the Top 10 of the most popular solutions.
The Radeon RX 580 is positioned at the 10th place with a market share of 1.98%. The first GeForce RTX arrives in seventh place which suggests a few more years before the hardware support for Ray Tracing is generalized.
Intel processor side clearly dominates with a presence at 76.74%. AMD is however gradually gaining market share using its Ryzen processors.
The firm progresses every month. In June it signs an increase of + 0.71% against a fall of 0.70% for Intel. Over the past five months AMD has gone from a presence of 21.39% to 23.16% while Intel has dropped from 78.61% to 76.84%.