Shipments of AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards appear to be improving gradually, with sales seeing an upward trend across various retailers. Last week, the Radeon RX 6700 XT was the second bestselling GPU over at Germany’s largest retailer Mindfactory, followed by the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti. Please note that since these figures are from a single market in Europe, they don’t necessarily represent the global market trends. However, Germany happens to be one of the largest PC markets in the world after the US and China, and as such, these figures do have some level of credibility.
The GeForce RTX 3060 Ti sold 340 units in the 31st week of 2021, followed by the Radeon RX 6700 XT selling 285 units, and (surprisingly) the RTX 3080 Ti selling 200 units. The GTX 1650 shared the third spot with the RTX 3080 Ti, both selling 200 units, with the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RTX 3090 coming in fourth and fifth, selling 160 and 80 units, respectively. This basically confirms that we’re looking at the elite enthusiast market here, folks who are willing to pay over a thousand bucks for a graphics card and then some. The bulk of graphics card sales usually come from the midrange segments comprised of the RTX 3060, 3060 Ti, and to an extent, the RTX 3070/RX 6700 XT.
This particular market is skewed towards the high-end, with the RTX 3080 Ti selling the same number of units as the GTX 1650, one of the most popular graphics cards on Steam. Even the RTX 3080 Ti which is terrible value for money, managed to become the third bestselling GPU. This means that this market represents the enthusiast segment which although important forms a small fraction of the overall PC market.