Each and every month, Steam conducts a survey to collect data about what kinds of computer hardware and software its customers are using. According to the November 2017 hardware survey, NVIDIA and Intel are dominating the PC market and are crushing AMD’s GPUs and CPUs, respectively.
According to the graph, AMD’s GPUs market share has been decreased from 23.5% (that was in November 2016) to 8.8%. On the other hand, NVIDIA has increased its GPU share. Back in November 2016, NVIDIA dominated the PC GPU market with a 58.6% share. And now, 84.9% of the survey-takers are using NVIDIA’s GPUs. Basically, we’re looking at a more than 25% increase in a year.
Intel is also dominating the CPU market as it has managed to increase its CPU market share by 13% in a year. Back in November 2016, 78.5% of the survey takers were using an Intel CPU and right now, 91.7% are sticking with the blue team. On the other hand, AMD saw a 13% decrease. In November 2016, 21.5% of the survey-takers were using an AMD CPU and right now only 8.3% are using a CPU from the red team.
Quad-core CPUs also saw a big boost. Back in November 2016, 47.8% of the survey-takers were using a quad-core and right now, 72.8% are using a quad-core.
Windows 7 64 bit is now the most popular operating system (Windows 10 was the most popular OS in the past few months) and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is the most popular GPU, followed by the GTX 960, the GTX 1060 and GTX 1050 Ti.
Furthermore, Steam saw a big increase of Chinese players as the Chinese language saw an 8.23% increase. This increase of Chinese gamers may explain the dominance of Windows 7 over Windows 10, as well as the bigger gap (between AMD and its competitors) we witness in both the GPU and CPU slides.