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Rocket Lake to stop the rot: AMD takes another nibble out of Intel's processor usage share in latest Steam survey

Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips might make a difference to AMD's growing usage share. (Image source: Intel)
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake chips might make a difference to AMD's growing usage share. (Image source: Intel)
Steam has published its hardware and software survey for March and yet again AMD has pinched some more processor usage share away from Intel. However, there has been a small increase for Team Blue with Linux-based systems, and there must be some hope that Rocket Lake has the cash registers ringing soon.

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.

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PC processor usage chart for March 2021. (Image source: Steam)
PC processor usage chart for March 2021. (Image source: Steam)

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Steam (1/2/3) & ZDNet

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-04- 5 (Update: 2021-04- 5)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing News Editor - 2201 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
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.