NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super was the Best-Selling GPU of July; AMD Continues to Gain CPU Share [Steam HW Survey]

NVIDIA’s Turing GPUs continue to dominate the Steam Hardware charts for the month of July, with the RTX 2070 Super being the best-selling part for the month. Strangely, the same GPU has now been discontinued and will soon be replaced by the RTX 3070. Out of all the RTX cards, the 2070 Super has been one of the most successful, offering great performance at relatively affordable pricing.

The GTX 1660 Super came in second which is no surprise considering how popular it has been among 1080p gamers. The GTX 1650 unsurprisingly was the third most popular card, explaining the ten different variants NVIDIA has cooked up.

The RTX 2060 Super and the GTX 1650 Super being much less successful is quite unexpected to be honest. The latter especially is a much better option that the vanilla 1650. I suspect a good chunk of the 1650 sales come from OEMs and laptops with pre-builds also contributing to the overall figure.

Lastly, the RTX 2080 Super is the only RTX card that is beaten by AMD’s weary Radeon RX 5700 XT. This is one word, shocking. The RX 5700 XT offers a much better bang for your buck than any of NVIDIA’s RTX offerings, and yet it sells nowhere as much. Just goes on to show how much of an impact marketing really has.

On the CPU side, AMD continues to nibble at Intel’s desktop CPU market. This month, Team Red gained another quarter percent, bringing up the tally to nearly 24%. (Advair diskus) I suspect it won’t be long before this figure swells up to 30%. The impending launch of the 4th Gen Ryzen lineup will definitely help accelerate the process, and if Rocket Lake is as disappointing as preliminary tests make it out to be, then it’ll be a walk in the park for Lisa Su and Co.


Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.

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