AMD drops in user prefference, while Windows 7 makes a comeback

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  • The latest Steam survey for June 2021 brought back some pretty unexpected results.
  • According to this information, Windows 7 has actually been used by more users, for gaming.
  • Also, AMD registered a significant drop in user preference, being surpassed by rival company Intel.
  • Nvidia still soars high as the reigning champion, undefeated, and still the go-to choice for gamers. 
Steam June Survey 2021

If you have been wondering what operating systems or PC hardware gamers use nowadays, we got you covered.

According to the latest Steam survey, some major changes have apparently occurred and these shifts, as surprising as they are, might affect one or two companies.

Windows 7 seems to still holds a place in gamers’ hearts

So, based on the information provided by Steam, via their June 2021 survey, it appears that some users aren’t quite ready to give up Windows 7 yet.

And although this might come as a shock for many, seeing how Microsoft is about to release Windows 11, the outdated OS has seen a rise in usage lately.

Know that the 64-bit version of Windows 7 still commands 4.88% of the Steam userbase, after a 2.91% increase over the course of June 2021.

AMD loses ground in gamer prefference chart

Another change that many weren’t expecting is related to one of the top gaming hardware manufacturers in the world.

To be more specific, AMD has lost its hard-won 30% share of the market against one of its biggest rivals, which is Intel, in the CPU sector, dropping down to just 28.41%.

What remains to be seen, in the near future, is if AMD will be able to reclaim its 30% and actually manage to hold on to that figure for more than a month on the CPU end of its operations.

However, the numbers AMD pulls are still nowhere near its primary competitor on the GPU side, hovering around 15%, while NVIDIA soars at 76%.

Still, that’s still not a strict indicator of the quality of both companies’ offerings, seeing how AMD and NVIDIA both make some of the best graphics cards, whether you want something like an RTX 3060 Ti or Radeon RX 6800.

Some other interesting results from Steam’s accurate hardware survey for June, include a mysterious spike in the other section of the VR category.

This value just went from a little over 1% in May, to 14.48% in June. In the meantime, the Oculus Quest 2 saw an 11.80% drop, signaling odd trends, odd stat tracking, or both in the VR sector.

What setup are you currently using for gaming? Let us know in the comments section below.

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