Friday, June 4th 2021

AMD Breaks 30% CPU Market Share in Steam Hardware Survey

Today, Valve has updated its Steam Hardware Survey with the latest information about the market share of different processors. Steam Hardware Survey is a very good indicator of market movements, as it surveys users that are spread across millions of gaming systems that use Valve's Steam gaming platform. As Valve processes information, it reports it back to the public in a form of market share of different processors. Today, in the Steam Hardware Survey for May 2021, we got some interesting data to look at. Most notably, AMD has gained 0.65% CPU market share, increasing it from the previous 29.48% to 30.13%. This represents a major move for the company, which didn't own more than 30% market share with its CPUs on Steam Survey in years.

As the Steam Survey tracks even the market share of graphics cards, we got to see a slight change there as well. As far as GPUs go, AMD now holds 16.2% of the market share, which is a decrease from the previous 16.3%. For more details about Steam Hardware Survey for May 2021, please check out Steam's website here.
Source: Steam Hardware Survey
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104 Comments on AMD Breaks 30% CPU Market Share in Steam Hardware Survey

#1
las
This is good news, but yeah, no Radeon 6000 series at all is very weird ... Especially because Ampere is better for mining. Ampere has been present on Steam HW Survey for months and months (since last year, all models are now present - except 3080 Ti obviously)

Can TSMC deliver at all? Or what is wrong .. I guess Nvidia went with Samsung for this exact reason. TSMC is simply too busy fulfilling orders from alot of different brands, Apple always get priority and this won't change and maybe they are also prioritizing console APUs over desktop chips, who knows

AMD missed a golden oppotunity tho - It looks like Nvidia shipped 100:1 Ampere vs RDNA2
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#2
InhaleOblivion
Just doing my part. Your welcome, fellow gamers. :laugh:
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#3
lexluthermiester
This should be a surprise to no one. AMD is making a bigger comeback than at any time previous.
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#4
Why_Me
store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/videocard/

From another link:

'AMD has failed to make similar headway in the graphics market, however, and the survey results showed that its share fell to 16.18% in May. That isn’t a drastic drop—AMD graphics cards have powered roughly 16% of survey respondents’ systems since late 2019—but it does highlight the company’s struggle in that segment.'
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#5
Chaitanya
lasThis is good news, but yeah, no Radeon 6000 series at all is very weird ... Especially because Ampere is better for mining. Ampere has been present on Steam HW Survey for months and months (since last year, all models is now present - except 3080 Ti obviously)

Can TSMC deliver at all? Or what is wrong .. I guess Nvidia went with Samsung for this exact reason. TSMC is simply too busy fulfilling orders from alot of different brands, Apple always get priority and this won't change

It looks like Nvidia shipped 100:1 Ampere compared to RDNA2
Up until advent of M1 from Apple, AMD was supplying a lot of GPUs to Apple. Also I think right now AMD might be prioritising console GPUs over desktop GPUs.
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#6
las
ChaitanyaUp until advent of M1 from Apple, AMD was supplying a lot of GPUs to Apple. Also I think right now AMD might be prioritising console GPUs over desktop GPUs.
Alot of GPUs to apple, why? Apple does not sell that many PCs with AMD graphics

Consoles are nowhere to be seen either - why would AMD prioritize consoles, it's low margin chips, gpu market is a gold mine right now. AMD should do WHATEVER they can to deliver desktop GPUs
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#7
TheLostSwede
ChaitanyaUp until advent of M1 from Apple, AMD was supplying a lot of GPUs to Apple. Also I think right now AMD might be prioritising console GPUs over desktop GPUs.
Consoles don't have discrete GPUs...
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#8
ratirt
lasAlot of GPUs to apple, why? Apple does not sell that many PCs with AMD graphics

Consoles are nowhere to be seen either - why would AMD prioritize consoles, it's low margin chips, gpu market is a gold mine right now. AMD should do WHATEVER they can to deliver desktop GPUs
AMD sells to APPLE and if you look at the sales of consoles you will know better I think. These go in 10s of millions bro. The 2020 fiscal year (just 2020) revealed 4.5 million units sold. That's just Sony imagine that. Official release November 11th. So less than 2 months and 4.5m units sold worldwide.
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#9
Chaitanya
lasAlot of GPUs to apple, why? Apple does not sell that many PCs with AMD graphics

Consoles are nowhere to be seen either - why would AMD prioritize consoles, it's low margin chips, gpu market is a gold mine right now. AMD should do WHATEVER they can to deliver desktop GPUs
For last few generations of Macbook Pro with x86 all had AMD Gpus and Mac Pro all had only Amd gpu options. Consoles are still coming in decent numbers, I have seen some local electronic shops taking backorders for consoles(and unlike gpus they arent being price gouged as both Sony and MS have strict control over retail outlets).
TheLostSwedeConsoles don't have discrete GPUs...
Console and PC components share the same fab.
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#10
Imsochobo
TheLostSwedeConsoles don't have discrete GPUs...
they still consume a lot of wafers, which is the same wafers, which goes under the same financial group as graphics so cpu's act more seperate to semicustom\graphics etc.
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#11
Dammeron
I like that small nudge Intel made when new Ryzens were unavailable and Rocket Lake appeared, but then the trend went back on tracks. :)
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
All so says everyone who uses steam uses a microphone too.
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#13
Fluffmeister
It is interesting the Ampere cards are appearing despite people climbing over the dead bodies of gamers so they can mine with them.

I suspect there just aren't many RX cards being made.
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#14
medi01
Just another reminder of how utterly inadequate Steam hardware review is.
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#15
las
ChaitanyaFor last few generations of Macbook Pro with x86 all had AMD Gpus and Mac Pro all had only Amd gpu options. Consoles are still coming in decent numbers, I have seen some local electronic shops taking backorders for consoles(and unlike gpus they arent being price gouged as both Sony and MS have strict control over retail outlets).


Console and PC components share the same fab.
Consoles are being scalped as well this is nothing new, you can't buy one, go on ebay and see consoles ready to ship for 2-3 times msrp

Macbook Pro does not sell in huge amounts, Apple mostly sells notebooks (in the pc segment)

All this comes down to TSMC being overutilized trying to fullfill too many orders
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#16
ZoneDymo
medi01Just another reminder of how utterly inadequate Steam hardware review is.
personally I always say no to those things.
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#17
TheLostSwede
Imsochobothey still consume a lot of wafers, which is the same wafers, which goes under the same financial group as graphics so cpu's act more seperate to semicustom\graphics etc.
Uhm, what does that have to do with the Steam survey?
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#18
TheDeeGee
If they didn't ship me a DOA 5800X i would have been on AMD after 15 years of Intel, but now i went with a 11700 instead which works flawless out of the box and runs 25C cooler.
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#19
ZoneDymo
TheDeeGeeIf they didn't ship me a DOA 5800X i would have been on AMD after 15 years of Intel, but now i went with a 11700 instead which works flawless out of the box and runs 25C cooler.
sucks to be you I guess
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#20
Dammeron
TheDeeGee(...) works flawless out of the box and runs 25C cooler.
You do know that You have to use stress temps to compare, not idle, right? :p
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#21
TheGuruStud
TheDeeGeeIf they didn't ship me a DOA 5800X i would have been on AMD after 15 years of Intel, but now i went with a 11700 instead which works flawless out of the box and runs 25C cooler.
Someone forgot to update the bios :laugh:
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#22
Unregistered
I remember when 290/X (Assuming you flashed your bios a la XX50->XX70) was the top AMD card for 4~ years straight later getting "replaced" by 390/480/580 while Vega was a flop and then you had 5700/XT that came out much much later. Perhaps we'll see something similar come RDNA 3.

But until that happens this will be the Bulldozer era all over again.
#23
freeagent
TheDeeGeeIf they didn't ship me a DOA 5800X i would have been on AMD after 15 years of Intel, but now i went with a 11700 instead which works flawless out of the box and runs 25C cooler.
You sure it was DOA? They test the shit out of them before they leave the factory do they not?

My 5900X idles down to 25c.. could be a cooling issue maybe?
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#24
Solid State Soul ( SSS )
lasAmpere has been present on Steam HW Survey for months and months (since last year, all models are now present - except 3080 Ti obviously)
That's freaking crazy, considering pople have to pay 3x their MSRP to get them, it shows people ARE willing to pay ludicrous money to get what they want, am afraid companies will look at this and jack up prices higher :(
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#25
R0H1T
They're already doing that, in my part of the world if companies raise prices ~ citing any number of BS reasons, you're not going to see those prices come down almost ever!

The only reason why Nvidia priced Ampere anywhere close to sane levels because they got whiff of the competition! If RDNA2 was even 10~15% slower you can bet 3090 would be closer to $2k :shadedshu:

JHH is one of a kind in this regard, more hype > more sales > more prices >more profits!
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