People who work from home, Intel CPUs are unexpectedly preferred over AMD

Tram Ho

The confrontation between Intel and AMD has come to a remarkable turning point, when the Blue team is rising again, regaining the market share of processors after a long time being threatened by AMD. However, this may only be a temporary victory for Intel when people are working from home.

According to the latest data from the Steam Hardware Survey, in March, Intel’s CPU usage increased from 78.2% to 81.25%. This also means a slight decrease in AMD usage, when it is only 18.75%.

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Steam survey data on CPU usage on PCs in March 2020.

This is a rare victory for Intel over AMD for several months now, according to data from the Steam processor usage survey. As noted by PC Gamer, this could be seen as a return to Intel – if only a small step – thanks to the growing trend of homework due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Data from Steam on processor speed shows the trend of users moving from Intel’s powerful processors at 3.7 GHz or higher to inferior CPUs, clocked at 3.7 GHz. go down. This is most likely caused by people turning to using laptops with Intel chips more when working from home.

Another thing worth noting for Intel users is the trend of using Linux higher than Windows, respectively, at 1.23% and 0.24%.

Not just the processor

The graph of GPU usage according to data on Steam also gives a similar picture. While Nvidia still dominates the computer graphics market, and Intel’s overall use of integrated graphics chips has declined slightly, Intel’s latest graphics chips still increased in March. The Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics chip saw a growth of 2.95% in usage, while the Intel HD Graphics 3000 chip also saw a 2.75% increase.

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Steam survey data on graphics card usage on PC in March 2020.

In addition to data on the confrontation between Intel and AMD, the Steam survey shows that at least 1 million VR gamers are using Valve’s online platform.

Most of them use the Oculus Rift S with 27.05%, while 26.67% of gamers are using the HTC Vive. Next – about 15.56% of VR gamers – are using an early Oculus Rift. The company’s own VR device, the Valve Index HMD, also has more than 10% of users despite the most expensive price compared to rivals – 999 USD.

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However, the same thing did not happen to Microsoft. Despite actively lowering its HoloLens price, the survey of Steam Survey shows that they only account for less than 10% of the user market share.

Information about Intel gaining market share from AMD came a few days after the chip giant announced a counterweight to AMD’s Ryzen line, H-series Comet Lake CPUs – the first laptop processors to have clocked across the 5.0 GHz boundary.

Refer to TechRadar

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