Steams graphics card king is a real classic
Which graphics card is most popular on Steam? A current top model from AMD or Nvidia? Are you kidding me? Are you serious when you say that! Thanks to the graphics card crisis, there is still a real classic at the top of the charts-for almost 6 years: the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. And there are good reasons.
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060: Steams graphics card king
- GTX 1060: Nvidia graphics card costs 200 euros on eBay
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060: Steams graphics card king
Never Change A Running System. Many PC players seem to take this principle to heart-this reveals a look at the current results of the Steam Hardware survey.
After approval, Valve collects the hardware data of its users once a month, evaluates them and presents the results. For example, more than 73 percent still rely on Windows 10 as an operating system, more than half of the users have installed 16 GB RAM and 67 percent of PC players continue to use a Full HD monitor.
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However, it becomes really interesting when you take a look at the most popular graphics card. There is no current model there, but actually a well-hung mid-range graphics card that has been on the hump for almost 6 years: The GeForce GTX 1060 (source: Steam).
The result is likely to ensure raised eyebrows at first, but on closer inspection makes sense. At that time, the GeForce GTX 1060 was one of the absolute bestseller models of its generation, since it was considered a real price-performance killer . And even today, the graphics card can still keep up well-especially since most players still rely on Full HD. The GTX 1060 continues to provide passable image rates on medium graphics settings.
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GTX 1060: Nvidia graphics card costs 200 euros on eBay
In addition, the prices for graphics cards have exploded in the past year and a half. A cheap upgrade to a current model with more performance was not up for debate. In the past few months, however, the prices for graphics cards have slowly fallen again. It is quite possible that the GTX 1060 will soon be inherited from a more recent model.
On eBay, the GTX 1060 is currently traded for around 160 euros (look at eBay). For a used mid-range graphics card, which has been upside down for almost 6 years now, this may seem quite high at first. But if you consider that the graphics card offers the same performance as the RX 6500 XT, which costs around 185 euros (on computer universities), but offers 2 GB fewer video memory, the pricing makes sense.
We are excited to see how long the GTX 1060 can still defend its top position. Due to the falling prices, we assume that Steam could soon have a new graphics card king.