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Intel reverses the trend in Steam's processor usage survey

by on06 April 2020

Gamers suddenly interested in Chipzilla again

Intel has witnessed a surprising reversal of fortune in Steam’s Hardware & Software Survey for March in terms of processor usage.

For a while Chipzilla has been losing share against AMD consistently as gamers moved away from Intel's elderly technology. But according to  Notebook Check, the latest data from Steam shows that Team Blue has now actually regained a significant amount of ground. Intel has enjoyed a considerable percentage change for the month, rising from 78.2 percent to 81.25 percent.

Windows-operated systems increased 0.24 percent and Linux-based systems were up by 1.23 percent change in the latter operating system.

It’s a surprising drop for AMD as it is not as if Intel has done anything particularly significant recently.

Intel has just officially revealed its 10th Generation Comet Lake-H lineup that features some impressive mobile processors, such as the Intel Core i9-10980HK and i7-10850H, which will tempt gamers with their improvements over previous-generation parts. But AMD’s very strong Ryzen 4000 chips were only unveiled a couple of weeks ago, so Intel might have a hard time taking any further usage share from its rival in the future.


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