As we start August, as always, we see the current results of the Steam Hardware Survey. July was a great month for AMD in terms of processors, but when it comes to graphics cards things weren’t so good. If we look at the current data, the news is again in favor of the red team.
Turning our attention first to the CPU market, AMD seems to have achieved a new record user share. AMD’s CPU share rose 2.22% in July, according to the latest data. The rates may seem small, but if you take into account the number of Steam users, you can better understand the importance.
The latest statistics show that 33.73% of Steam users are using AMD branded processors, while 66.26% are using Intel signed chips. Ryzen 7000 ‘Raphael’ and 13th Gen ‘Raptor Lake’ processors, which will be released in the next few months, will determine the direction of the competition.
If we take into account the DirectX 12 API data (not including legacy hardware), NVIDIA-based GPUs are 5.85 times higher than AMD GPUs. Looking only at the current generation Ampere and RDNA 2 models, NVIDIA has a 10.9 times higher rate.
|RTX 3000 Series||15.76%||16.52%||17.54%||18.61%||19.74%||1.13%|
|RX 6000 Series||0.67%||1.30%||1.45%||1.52%||1.81%||0.29%|
AMD’s most popular RDNA 2 GPU at the moment is the RX 6600 XT, which covers 0.4% of the total PCs surveyed. On the other hand, NVIDIA’s most popular Ampere GPU is the RTX 3060 mobile with 3.59% usage rate. The RTX 3060 desktop has a share of 2.76%.
Windows 11 and Linux
Surprisingly, Windows 11 usage dropped by 0.11% during the month of July. At the same time, the number of users of Windows 10 increased by 1.91%. macOS usage fell 0.71% to 1.74%. On the contrary, the number of Linux users has increased to 1.23%, one step closer to catching up with MacOS. If this momentum continues, it will come as no surprise that Linux will surpass MacOS. In addition, we guess that it had an impact on the table, as Steam Deck is based on Linux.