AMD processor usage reaches new levels of popularity in Steam hardware survey as gaming laptops with Ryzen 5000 APUs are just around the corner
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AMD actually managed to exceed a quarter of the total processor usage share for respondents to Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey in September, and the latest figure for the company now stands at a healthy 26.91%. This leaves Intel with the remaining 73.09%, which is a considerable drop from when Team Blue commanded 82% of the processor usage share barely a year ago.
In terms of operating system share, AMD has also made gains, especially with Linux users. In July, figures for Linux stood at 69.06% with Intel chips and 30.94% with AMD parts. The figures for November were 67.33% and 32.67%, respectively, with AMD gaining +0.94% for the month. As for Windows users, AMD charmed an additional +0.72% of those since the previous month’s results, leaving the totals on 73.49% (Intel) and 26.51% (AMD).
These growing trends for AMD seem likely to continue. The Vermeer Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU parts have only been available for a short while and have usually been close to impossible to source, so it’s unlikely they will have made much impression on the survey yet. Details of gaming laptops featuring Cezanne (Zen 3) and Lucienne (Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 APUs have also started leaking online, and with some devices offering a dGPU from Nvidia’s latest GeForce 30 series as well, they will almost certainly have a positive effect for AMD in future Steam surveys.