- Apr 25, 2001
Most people just want to play games. They don't care for Time Spy scores, epeen contests, or max performance. These people aren't buying mid-tier. They are buying good enough for them. That's the biggest part of the market. Everyone arguing over benchmarks and such are those with the means to buy more than just enough. However, many of those folks buy the brand that seems to be the leader in halo cards since they hear all about that. Mindshare is real and AMD sucks hind tit. There's a reason why NV strives to be the halo leader.Steam hardware surveys indicate that it's not as tempting for mid-tier buyers as Nvidia would like. 3 of the top 5 desktop cards are x60s and the top mobile is also a x60 based GPU. So 4 of the top 6 are x60 and the top card overall is a GTX 1650. That should tell you all you need to know about where the "middle tier" is. If you add in the 3060Ti, you're looking at 5 of the top 7 and roughly 30% of Steam's overall GPU share.