Steam’s hardware survey for September 2021 has decidedly put to rest any notion of Intel making a comeback with its Tiger Lake processors, as AMD sits triumphantly with an all-time personal best in terms of market share. Team red processors now makeup 30.15% of all Windows gaming PCs running Valve’s storefront, team blue constituting an additional 69.83%.
While this may not sound all-too-impressive at first, there are several important factors to consider with these figures that reveal AMD’s position as one of continually growing strength.
While Steam doesn’t provide details on specific processor models like it does graphics cards, it’s reasonable to assume that AMD’s growth of 2.84% is in large part due to the performance and value offered by its Ryzen processors. In their search for the best gaming CPUs, consumers are trending towards AMD even when presented with the option of Intel’s 11th generation processors, which partly contributed to a period of decline in AMD’s market share from May to August.
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