It is the beginning of a new month, and Valve just updated its Steam Hardware Survey, giving us an updated glimpse into the millions of systems with Steam installed. The latest survey shows an interesting drop in AMD's CPU market share, hitting its lowest point during 2021.
Valve's Steam Hardware Survey is not exactly a scientific tracker of processor market share. The survey relies on millions of volunteers to participate, providing data on their rigs with Valve crunching the data ready for publication every single month. However, it still represents a great way to get some insights into market fluctuations and see where consumers are spending their money.
According to the report for August, released September 1, the CPU market share saw some interesting developments in terms of ownership. In August, AMD saw a 1.88% decline, with the latest figures now sitting at 27.31%, a decline from July's 29.19% share.
A 1.88% decline may not seem like a lot, but once you account for all the millions of PCs participating in the survey, that's potentially more than a hundred thousand systems. At 27.31%, this represents an all-time low for AMD in 2021.