AMD CPU Share on Steam Reaches 36.3%/29.5% on Linux/Windows: Ryzen 7 5800X Remains Popular Among Enthusiasts

AMD continued its crusade in the CPU market in April, gaining another fat chunk of the pie to reach an all-time high of 29.5% and 36.3% among Windows and Linux users, respectively on the Steam platform. Intel primarily sold budget to low-end CPUs in April such as the Core i5-10400F, Core i3-10100F, and some of the higher-end Rocket Lake-S parts, most notably the Core i7-11700K. On AMD’s side, the Ryzen 7 5800X continued to be the most popular SKU among enthusiasts, followed by the Ryzen 5 5600X and the Ryzen 9 5900X. On the budget end, the Ryzen 5 3600 remained a popular choice for many users.

It appears that the impact of the 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S launch has been rather minimal on the consumer processor market, with AMD continuing to gain share at the same pace prior to the release. It’s no surprise that Intel wants to get Alder Lake-S out of fabs as soon as possible. As per recent reports, we’re looking at an October launch.

MindFactory’s figures are more or less the same, with the Ryzen 5 3600 continuing to lead the pack even now, followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X and the Ryzen 5 5600X. Unsurprisingly, the Ryzen 7 5800X was the most profitable part for AMD, followed by the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X (on account of limited supply). Strangely, the Ryzen 5 3600 was still responsible for a larger chunk of the profits than its Zen 3 successor on account of the higher sales.

The GPU market was largely stagnant in April, with the GeForce GTX 1650 being the most sold CPU, followed by the newly introduced RTX 3060, and the…MX230. After that, you’ve got the GTX 1650 Ti and the 1660 Ti, which isn’t really a big surprise considering the popularity of the GTX 16-series parts among Steam gamers.

AMD’s Radeon Vega integrated graphics processors continued to be more popular than their discrete counterparts, thanks to the popularity of the Renoir processors, now holding an overall share of 0.50% among Steam users. The Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU and the RX 550 also made marginal gains, increasing their shares to 1.09% and 0.49%, respectively.


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