AMD processors are now more popular among Linux users, with Intel’s market share falling below 50% [Steam Survey]


For the very first time), AMD leads Intel in Linux CPU market share, according to Steam’s hardware survey. Team Red now powers 51% of Linux users running Steam, dropping Intel to 49%. The chipmaker has made strides across the board with all of its budget, high-end and enthusiast-level processors, winning a substantial share of the market. Intel was largely flat with losses in most segments. Globally, AMD captured an impressive 5.39% of the Linux CPU market in July, the largest back-and-forth movement in recent history.

Windows users also preferred AMD’s Ryzen offerings over Intel’s latest 12th Gen Alder Lake processors. As reported a while back, the steep price drops of Zen 3 parts have indeed had an impact. In July, AMD has won over 2% of the Windows CPU market on Steam, approaching the 34% mark for the first time. Intel still controls more than 66.26% of the consumer gaming CPU market, but seems to be rapidly losing gamer confidence.

The video card market continues to be heavily skewed in favor of NVIDIA. The The GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU was the bestseller with a monthly gain of 0.35% in July, followed by the years-old GTX 1050 and 1070. The RTX 3070 was the most popular desktop RTX graphics card, increasing its presence by 0.27% in July.

The The Radeon RX 6800 XT finally enters the bestseller list with a monthly gain of 0.19%, about the same as the RTX 3080 which increased its share by 0.24%. It’s worth noting that the first is still the only best-selling RDNA 2 part. The RX 6500 XT is the second most popular, ranking 13th. It managed to gain a 0.15% share in July, entering the Steam database for the first time since its launch.


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