AMD stole a large chunk of the CPU market from Intel last month, upping its share to 33% among Steam users. This is the largest shift we’ve seen on the platform in quite a while. The launch of the budget Ryzen 5 SKUs and the Ryzen 7 5800X3D likely contributed to this gain. The latter is now supported on virtually every AM4 motherboard released in the last four years.
Both chipmakers saw the bulk of sales come from desktop SKUs as apparent from the frequency of the chips sold. The next six months will be interesting as the two rivals release their next generation of desktop processors in the form of Raptor Lake and Raphael.
Moving to the GPU market, NVIDIA (unsurprisingly) had an excellent run for the nth consecutive month. The GeForce RTX 3080 was the most sold GPU, followed by the RTX 3070, the GTX 1070, and the RTX 3060. The Radeon RX 5700 was the most popular AMD GPU last month. The lack of RDNA 2 parts among the top-20 is quite a surprise. I mean you’d expect at least one SKU to make it up to the top ten. This indicates a heavy bias towards NVIDIA GPUs among Steam users.