apps Survey Results: AMD Crosses Intel In Market Share, ASUS Remains Most Trusted AIB Vendor

We run a {hardware} ballot infrequently to gauge how the generation fanatic crowd is leaning against key subjects within the PC trade and we’ve got a relatively statistically vital ballot taken from readers all over the place the globe however primarily based essentially within the continental US, UK, Canada, and EU. This is relatively sturdy anecdotal proof so far as proof is going and has traditionally been beautiful just about reliable numbers reported via JPR and Mercury.

Anecdotal: AMD takes majority percentage from Intel for the primary time, ASUS wins most-trusted AIB dealer

Let’s get started with the hot-stuff first. The GPU marketplace has traditionally been ruled via NVIDIA and this was once additionally the case on the finish of Q3 2020. That mentioned, AMD has taken away marketplace percentage from inexperienced (consistent with our ballot) emerging from 33% of polled customers within the first quarter of 2020 to 40%. NVIDIA clocked in at 54% in comparison to 61% all through Q1 2020.

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Of the NVIDA house owners sampled, 59% owned a non-Turing card whilst 28% and 13% owned an RTX Turing and GTX Turing respectively.

Oh, and it is going with out pronouncing that multi-GPU adoption stays as little as ever with 95% of our readers working a unmarried card resolution.

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One attention-grabbing query that we added this time was once about NVIDIA’s RTX and DLSS generation and the main sentiment (53%) was once that it could be nice if it had extra developer adoption with the secondary sentiment being that it was once only a gimmick.

Roughly 12% of our polled person base is keen on purchasing a GPU presently whilst 46% aren’t keen on purchasing a GPU anytime quickly.

70% of our readers said that they primarily based their resolution on efficiency metrics whilst 30% of readers had been unswerving to a unmarried logo (14% for NVIDIA and 16% for AMD).

Here is the place issues get attention-grabbing. We had been working this ballot since 2020 and for the primary time ever, AMD crossed Intel on the subject of overall marketplace percentage, leaping from 41% in Q1 2020 to 55% in Q3 2020. Based on our numbers, it’s reliable: for our readers, Intel is now the underdog.

AMD’s Ryzen (non-Threadripper) sequence of processors remained the most well liked CPU of selection (48%) with Intel Coffe Lake and Intel Skylake coming at 2d. 2.47% of readers owned an AMD Threadripper processor. The whole architectural breakdown is given above.

The 8-core remained the most well liked core rely for AMD and Intel processors. Interestingly, the 16-core was once the following maximum preferred core rely for each distributors.

ASUS retained its crown as essentially the most depended on AIB dealer – a place it has held since we began polling and the five primary AIBs had been ASUS, MSI, Sapphire, EVGA and Gigabyte/AORUS.

Almost 50% of our polled readers had a PC that was once able to working VR at a good framerate.

That mentioned nearly all of readers consider that VR is done whilst the remaining (47%) are both looking ahead to higher and less expensive HMDs. Only 2.5% of polled readers had been making an allowance for purchasing an Oculus or HTC Vive VR HMD.

Interestingly, alternatively, the most well liked gaming same old remained 1080p60 adopted via 1440p 60. The usually known “subsequent frontier” answer of 4K 60 did not seem till 5th position in our ratings. This raises attention-grabbing questions in regards to the state and audience for GPU producers and the way pre-built PCs will have to be optimized

67% of our readers had been working an air-cooled device (for the CPU) whilst 33% had been working some type of liquid cooling. This is a brand new query so we do not in reality have any outdated knowledge to contextualize this however it’s excellent to peer that this sort of vital selection of customers have shifted to what was once as soon as a rather novel technique to cool a PC.

These had been very attention-grabbing effects and we wish to thank our readers once more for taking the survey!