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Intel continues to slide down the slippery slope against AMD in terms of CPU usage in Steam's February survey

Intel hit a peak of 84.2% share but has been slipping ever since. (Image source: El Chapuzas Informatico)
Intel hit a peak of 84.2% share but has been slipping ever since. (Image source: El Chapuzas Informatico)
AMD has continued to make gains in processor usage according to Steam’s latest hardware and software survey. Team Red increased its share in systems using Windows and Linux, although Intel still has the lion’s portion of the overall share. However, AMD has consistently worn down Intel’s grip over this particular market, with Zen 2 based chips being especially successful.

Steam’s most recent hardware and software survey might be disappointing for AMD over in the video card usage charts, but in the processor usage chart things are looking promising for Team Red once again. The Steam chart dates back to September 2018 when Intel controlled 83.5% of the share and AMD had to make do with 16.5%. But Zen 2 has been a smash hit and helped AMD take bite after bite out of Intel’s share.

The current figures now stand at 78.18% for Intel and 21.82% for AMD, and it appears that the trend will continue to move in the latter’s favor. Users with Linux-based systems seem to be especially fond of Ryzen processors, as the figures read 72.56% for Intel and 27.44% for AMD here. AMD has gained share over the month in both Linux and Windows-based systems.

Of course, the difference between Intel’s share and AMD’s share is still huge, but there was a time when it was widely believed that AMD would never be able to truly rival Intel in terms of processor usage. But the Ryzen 3000 series has demonstrated that AMD is up to the task and the Ryzen 4000 series is starting to look ominously threatening to Intel’s already slipping hold over the CPU market.

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

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-03- 7 (Update: 2020-03- 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.