Originally Posted by Joephis19
Surveying Steam users hardware and expecting it to be indicative of total market share is like going to the DNC and surveying attendees to see how many will vote for Clinton and expecting the result to be indicative of the outcome of the election.....
its a suitable source to gauge the gaming community since steam is one the most widely used applications for "gamers" outside of a web browser. its uncommon to run into a gamer who doesn't have steam.
regards to the 480... the one thing that hurt the 480 the most was its low availability at launch. especially with aib cards. i saw a fair amount of people that originally wanted a 480 give up after a month or two and switched to nvidia by picking up a 1060 due to its stronger availability.
overall i'm actually happy seeing the 480's near 0.20% usage so soon. with the low availability the 480 suffered, the market share nvidia has, and lackluster adoption of the 300-fury series, 0.20% after a few months shows strong growth. i have noticed a lot of excitement over amd as a whole. haven't seen this much momentum for amd since the hd 7000 series and bulldozer. if amd can continue to feed this momentum and keep it going into vega and zen (don't let it be another bulldozer), amd can really gain back considerable amount of market share.Edited by orlfman - 10/3/16 at 11:15pm