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AMD fights back against Intel in latest Steam processor usage survey with the help of gamers choosing faster CPUs from Team Red

AMD has gained CPU share on Steam in both Windows and Linux-based systems. (Image source: HardZone)
AMD has gained CPU share on Steam in both Windows and Linux-based systems. (Image source: HardZone)
The latest hardware and software survey from Steam has detailed a good month for AMD in terms of overall processor usage and % change. It seems some gamers have been busy selecting devices with fast CPUs from Team Red, while it also appears likely that many users are relying on older and slower Intel-based computers during the coronavirus lockdown.
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AMD has managed to claw back all of the overall share it lost to Intel in last month’s Steam processor usage survey and even added a small amount. In March, Team Red had 18.8% overall share after losing 3% to Intel from the previous month. However, April’s chart now shows a healthier figure of 21.9% share for AMD, possibly indicating that the semiconductor company is back on track in regard to challenging Intel’s market dominance.

The % change for the month chart depicts an interesting picture in what CPU speeds are currently proving to be the most popular to Steam users. While processors with speeds from 2.3 GHz to 2.69 GHz have been the biggest movers for Intel this month (on Windows), it is faster CPUs with speeds from 3.7 GHz and above that have witnessed the greatest % change for AMD.

It can be argued that while gamers with Intel-based machines are simply using mid-powered devices from work or older machines at the moment, those with AMD-based PCs could be actually purchasing new processors, as can be somewhat attested by the incredible CPU sales AMD is enjoying with retailers such as Mindfactory. There are plenty of fast chips in the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series that will be currently tempting gamers into a purchase.

Processor usage chart for April 2020. (Image source: Steam)
Processor usage chart for April 2020. (Image source: Steam)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05- 7 (Update: 2020-05- 7)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.