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Intel maintains massive lead over AMD in Steam survey for processors in both Windows and Linux

Flagship processors from either Intel or AMD seem to be the gamer's choice. (Source: Hexus)
Flagship processors from either Intel or AMD seem to be the gamer's choice. (Source: Hexus)
Intel has kept its huge lead over AMD in Steam’s survey for processor usage. The blue team has even managed to slightly increase its share in systems utilizing a Windows OS, but AMD has taken a nibble out of Intel’s share on machines operating on Linux. Steam users have also shown a preference for high-end chips.

In the latest monthly hardware and software Steam survey, for February 2019, Intel has yet again shown how popular its CPUs are in comparison to those from rival AMD. For computers running on Windows, Intel enjoyed an incredible 82.63% share, which was even up for the month by 0.54%. AMD has had to settle for a 17.34% share. Intel also dominated proceedings for Linux devices, with 78.53% share against AMD’s 21.47% share. However, the red team did at least manage to snatch away 0.42% share for the month away from Intel.

In terms of processor speeds, it’s unsurprising to see that Steam’s subscribers prefer using computers with the fastest chips around. The most popular category for Windows, with both Intel and AMD products, was "3.3 GHz to 3.69 GHz", which is the second-fastest CPU speed category the chart offers (“3.7 GHz and above” is the fastest).

The same category of CPU speed was the favorite for AMD-manufactured processors running on Linux, but it was a slightly different story for Intel. It seems users who choose to use their Linux device for gaming and have selected an Intel chip want nothing but the fastest available, with the "3.7 GHz and above" category being the most popular.

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Most popular CPU manufacturers on Windows and Linux. (Source: Steam)
Most popular CPU manufacturers on Windows and Linux. (Source: Steam)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-03-14 (Update: 2019-03-14)