Intel Alder Lake hasn’t slowed the adoption price of AMD Ryzen CPUs in gaming PCs


It’s the start of December, which suggests the November 2021 Steam {hardware} survey is recent out the oven from Valve HQ. Nonetheless, this month’s information might trigger some upset at Intel, as its Alder Lake processors don’t seem to have made a dent within the continued development of AMD Ryzen CPUs in gaming PCs.

As we reported in September’s Steam {hardware} survey, AMD is on one thing of a successful streak with its market share, which now sits at a steadily rising 31.53% (+0.69%). There are a number of doubtless contributing components for the sluggish adoption price, resembling Alder Lake’s new LGA 1700 socket, which may solely be discovered on new Z690 motherboards, and bumps up the value of adoption by a big margin.

Whereas benchmarks counsel that Intel’s twelfth technology processors are able to buying and selling blows with AMD’s greatest gaming CPUs, patrons might consider that Intel nonetheless must show it’ll sustain this competitors transferring ahead, slightly than proceed to relaxation on its laurels with lukewarm merchandise like its latest eleventh technology Rocket Lake chips.

On condition that the ongoing chip scarcity has impacted peoples’ capability to buy the greatest graphics playing cards, it’s no surprise that the greatest gaming laptops have seen a rise in reputation. The Nvidia RTX 3060 ‘Laptop computer GPU’ grew to 1.75% (+0.39%) and is now the most well-liked RTX 3000 video card on Steam, with the desktop Nvidia GTX 3070 simply 0.01% behind it.

Home windows 11 has now overtaken Home windows 7 to change into the second hottest OS on Steam, with its share now standing at 8.28% (+6.46%). When it comes to the very best VR headsets, Steam customers proceed to indicate their choice to leap into digital house with the Oculus Quest 2 with a 36.32% (+1.30%) share.

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