The PC market was largely quiet in September. GPU prices continued to drop across the board as more and more miners dumped their stocks into the channel. The CPU market got the first batch of next-gen products in the form of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs as prices remained unchanged compared to the previous quarter. Things will heat up soon as Intel launches its 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors, combating AMD at every price point and winning at least half.
On Steam, very few Windows users changed their CPUs. Intel gained nearly a percent of the market share for the second consecutive month, bringing it closer to 70%. AMD still accounts for 31.24% of the processor market. Among Linux users, AMD was the dominant choice as Team Red increased its share to 52.27% in this segment, and Intel remained under the 50% mark for the third consecutive month.
NVIDIA’s RTX GPUs continued to rule the video card charts. The GeForce RTX 3060 (mobile and desktop) was the bestselling SKU in September, followed by the RTX 3050, RTX 3060 Ti, and the RTX 3050 Ti mobile.
The GeForce RTX 4090 will hit retail on the 12th of October. Still, considering the steep asking price, I don’t expect Ada to have a notable impact on the greater market shares till the midrange parts are launched in the first or second quarter of 2023.