Steam has revealed its April 2017 hardware survey and from the looks of it, AMD has managed to noticeably increase its GPU and CPU market share. NVIDIA and Intel are still dominating the PC market on the GPU and CPU side, respectively, however it’s great witnessing AMD striking back (after all, this competition will benefit customers).
AMD’s GPUs market share has been increased from 10.8% to 14.9%. Last time we reported Steam’s hardware survey was two months ago and AMD was back then at 8.9%. So yeah, in three months the red team has managed to increase its Steam market share by 6%.
AMD has also managed to increase its CPU market share by up to 4.6% (compared to last month) and by 6.9% (compared to two months ago). AMD has also launched its new Ryzen CPUs so it will be interesting to see whether it will be able to further increase its CPU market share.
What’s also interesting here is the significant increase of the DX12GPU+Windows10 systems. According to the survey, 50.8% of the survey takers have a DX12 GPU with Windows 10 (increased by 16% in just a month).
Surprisingly enough, there was also an increase on the PC systems equipped with 2 cores. Quad-core systems were decreased by 7.7%, whereas dual-core systems and six/eight core systems have been increased by 5.5% and 2%, respectively.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX1060 remains the most popular graphics card, and Windows 10 64-bit is now the most popular operating system as 53.10% of the survey takers are using it (increased by 17.41% in a month).