Ryzen processors now account for 30% of Steam users – AMD’s gaining market share!

Ryzen processors now account for 30% of Steam users - AMD's gaining market share!

Ryzen processors now account for 30% of Steam users – AMD’s gaining market share!

According to Valve’s latest Steam Hardware Survey data, AMD processors have now achieved 30% market share on Steam. This is the highest level of market share that AMD has achieved since the introduction of Ryzen in 2017 and a clear sign that AMD has gained market share amongst gamers. 

Back in May 2018, AMD’s CPU market share was 15.98% on Steam’s hardware survey, highlighting how many gamers have adopted AMD’s processors in recent years. Since this date, Windows 10’s market share has also exploded from 53.10% to 96.16%. Windows 10 is now the world’s dominant gaming OS. 

GPU-wise, AMD’s gains are minimal, rising from 14.89% in May 2018 to 16.18% in June 2021. Nvidia’s market share has remained consistent at slightly over 75%, highlighting how dominant Nvidia is in today’s graphics card market.  
 
It is worth remembering that Valve’s Steam Hardware Survey numbers account for systems that are currently being used on Steam. This value is comprised of both old and new gaming systems, which means that more new gaming systems are being built using AMD-based processors. That’s a big deal for AMD, as PC gaming is a critical part of the DIY PC market. 
 

Ryzen processors now account for 30% of Steam users - AMD's gaining market share!  
While it is not the best measurement of market share, Steam’s hardware survey is a great way to showcase hardware trends. AMD’s increased market share should act as a solid confirmation that AMD has won over gamers to their side, and unless Intel can bring some solid products to the market soon, we can expect AMD’s market share to increase further. 

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Ryzen processors now account for 30% of Steam users - AMD's gaining market share!