Valve shared the latest Steam platform hardware and software survey, which reveals some interesting details about the CPU and GPU markets. According to the survey, 26.9% of Steam users use an AMD processor.
To put things a bit in perspective, 21.5% of Steam users were using an AMD CPU in November 2016, which means that the red team continues to increase its presence on gaming computers.
Now things aren’t looking so good for AMD when it comes to graphics cards. In November 2016, 23.4% of Steam respondents were using a company GPU. However, in 2020, only 16.5% of Valve’s platform users have one. It will be interesting to see if things will turn around now that AMD released their new RX 6000 series graphics cards.
It’s also interesting to see the differences when it comes to CPU settings on Steam. In recent years, the percentage of users with processors with more than four cores has increased significantly. In 2016, that percentage was just 4.5% and in 2020 it is 35%.
As we saw a few months ago, NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 graphics card is still the most popular with 10.2% of total GPUs. In addition, the most used resolution is 1080p with 66.2% and 43.2% of gamers have 16 GB of RAM.
You can view and explore the full Steam Hardware and Software Survey results from here.