The PC market has been in a slump for quite a while now. Since GPU mining collapsed, excess inventory, falling prices, and lack of demand have plagued the graphics card market. The launch of NVIDIA’s RTX 40 series graphics cards marks the beginning of a new chapter. One where AMD isn’t doing too well. Despite being out for several months, the Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards are yet to enter the Steam hardware database.
On the other hand, all Ada Lovelace graphics cards are rising stars among Steam gamers. The GeForce RTX 4080 was the sixth most purchased GPU per the Feb report of the hardware survey. The RTX 4070 Ti came in at #8, and the RTX 4090 was ranked #14 on the most adopted graphics cards list.
The Radeon RX 6600 XT was the most bought AMD card with a meager share gain of +0.01%. Intel’s Iris Xe (formerly DG1) graphics card is doing quite well, with a market share of nearly 2% among Steam users. This makes it the 15th most popular GPU on Steam overall.
There appears to be a deadlock between AMD and Intel in the Windows processor segment. AMD has maintained its share of ~33% since November 2022, with its Blue rival holding onto its 67%. The story is completely different in the Linux segment. AMD has been slowly and steadily eroding Intel’s CPU market share among FOSS users.
At the end of Feb, Team Red accounted for 55.64% of Linux users on Steam, with Intel reduced to just 44%. Seeing how the numbers go in the coming months will be interesting. AMD just launched the Ryzen 9 7900X3D/7950X3D with the 7800X3D on the way. On the other hand, Intel has nothing significant planned for the rest of the year (refreshes aside).