The latest Steam hardware survey shows that in addition to AMD’s continued recovery, the biggest gain this month is that there are obvious signs of chip shortages.Only five graphics cards have increased their share of more than 0.10%, and the most significant increase belongs to GTX 1660, which has an increase of only 0.35%.
Starting from the CPU category,AMDIt will be great to see more Steam users turn to AMD processors because it erodesIntelLeading position. In August, AMD’s processor share fell to its lowest point so far this year, 27.31%, but rebounded a month later, exceeding the 30% milestone. In September, more survey participants used AMD processors, pushing their share to a new high of 30.84%. Among Amazon’s best-selling CPU list, AMD once again dominated the list, occupying seven of the ten spots. Intel has two, including Alder Lake Core i9-12900K, which arrived this week, ranking fifth.
This month’s graphics card section looks different, not just because the top six graphics cards have all lost their status. The chart arranged by percentage growth shows that even the GTX1660, the best-performing product this month, only grew by 0.35%. In contrast, the biggest beneficiary in August was RTX 2060, an increase of 1.35%. In addition, only seven products have an increase of more than 0.10%, and several of them are integrated or mobile GPUs.
The lack of significant decline or increase in graphics cards may reflect their general shortage and rising prices. A recent report shows that Amper and RDNA 2 graphics cards are becoming more and more expensive and harder to find. AMD’s latest graphics products are close to the highest average selling price ever.
In other respects, more survey participants use Linux than ever before. The current share of Linux among Steam users is 1.13%, and about 40% of these systems are powered by AMD processors.Windows11 entered the operating system rankings with a share of 1.82%, and Oculus Quest 2 removed the requirement for Facebook accounts, consolidating its position on the VR rankings, with a current share of 33.19%.