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