Rocket Lake to stop the rot: AMD takes another nibble out of Intel's processor usage share in latest Steam survey
Another month, another AMD rise in processor usage share in Steam’s hardware and software survey (not discounting the apparent seasonal anomaly that sees users dust down their old Intel-based PCs for some festive gaming). However, Team Red’s nibble for the last month has been very small, at around +0.18%, leaving the usage share figures at 28.84% for AMD and 71.16% for Intel.
Windows-based PC gamers have carried on moving over to AMD, with a further +0.46% seemingly ditching their Intel equipment for something more Ryzen-flavored. But there is a different picture for those completing the survey on a Linux-based computer, with Intel actually gaining +0.19% share for the month, despite Linus Torvalds’ public preference for Ryzen chips.
It could be an interesting month for Intel. AMD has won CPU usage share, but only a small amount. Rocket Lake has just been launched, and although there has been plenty of negative press about some of the 11th Gen SKUs, there is some love around for the Intel Core i5-11600K and i5-11400 chips. On top of that, there is the well-documented issue of availability: With AMD still trying to fulfill demand for Ryzen 5000 processors, Intel’s available Rocket Lake parts might just appeal to those who have already waited too long.