We know that AMD’s Renoir laptops have been wildly successful, but here’s some data that tells us just how many gamers have already bought a Ryzen 4000 series laptop. As per the latest Steam Hardware Survey, the Radeon Vega 8 graphics powering the Renoir and Picasso notebooks is the most popular AMD GPU among gamers (at least on Steam).
The Radeon Vega 8 comes in at #9 in terms of the best-selling parts from August, ahead of the GTX 1650 Super, and on the heels of the RTX 2060 Super and the GTX 1650 Ti. It’s surprising to see that the Navi 10 flagship, the RX 5700 XT sold nearly half as much compared to Vega 8 powered systems in August. This may just be the result of the impending launch of Navi 2x and Big Navi, but it’s quite glaring, nonetheless.
At the top of the stack, you have the GTX 1650, followed by the RTX 2060, leading with a monthly gain of 0.36% and 0.32% in August, respectively. Below them, we’ve got the GTX 1660 Super, the GTX 1660 Ti, and the RTX 2070 Super. All these parts gained by approximately 0.21 to 0.24%, each.
On the CPU side, AMD maintained its slow and steady march towards market parity, with a monthly increase of 1.18% in August. On AMD’s side, all chips above 3GHz operating clocks saw notable gains, with the latest Matisse parts with a base clock exceeding 3.5GHz being the most popular.
Intel’s higher-end CPUs, on the other hand, declined by nearly 2% and it was mainly the budget parts such as the Core i5-9400F and the 10400F that saw increased adoption from gamers. It’ll be interesting to see how the market reacts to Vermeer which is slated to launch next month.