Leading the processor market, Intel is no longer as comfortable as it used to be. Users are switching from Intel to AMD, according to Steam's latest market share research.
For many years, Intel has held the processor market alone. At one time, people did not think of another processor manufacturer name. Until AMD came out with its new architecture.
In recent years, AMD has started to push Intel considerably, both in the server markets and in products for individual customers. Although Intel is the undisputed leader of the sector in terms of market share, it has started to share the cake it has eaten alone so far with AMD. Steam's latest research also proves this.
Users switch to AMD
Last September, AMD's share rose above 25% for the first time. The current figure from the Steam user database was announced as 26.51%. Since last year, the firm's share has increased by 6%, while Intel's share has also dropped by the same rate.
This rise experienced by AMD is not really a surprise. Ryzen processors already have a better price performance ratio than Intel processors. While Intel was preparing to put the 14 nm Rocket Lake series on sale, AMD took the lead with the 7 nm Ryzen 5000 series. The company's 5 nm Zen 4 chips will arrive in 2021.
In the GPU market, AMD's share did not change much and remained at 16.5%. Still, there was an increase of 1% compared to last year. Not surprisingly, Nvidia dominated the market. GTX 1060 continued to be the most popular card.
AMD is putting upward pressure
Nvidia's RTX 3000 series graphics processors are entering the Steam listings for the first time. The share of the card was announced as 0.23 percent. AMD's most popular GPU in the overall picture was the AMD Radeon RX 580, reaching 2.14% utilization rate.
In general, we see that AMD products are putting pressure on higher ranks and following an aggressive approach in the market. The benefit of this situation will be more to technology lovers than companies.