According to the latest Steam Hardware survey report, the number of players using Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards is 11 times the number of players using AMD’s latest Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Well, this is to be expected as NVIDIA has DLSS, and the green team had established its dominance in the market since long before AMD started even to deliver some decent performance with their discrete graphics cards.
According to the survey data from Jon Peddie Research, Nvidia’s sales volume in the second quarter of 2021 is 9:2 relative to AMD. And this has resulted in some players accusing AMD of some internal misnomer and claiming that AMD is selling its Radeon graphics cards to mining farms instead of distributing them to retail channels. Well, this is to be expected as, unlike NVIDIA, AMD doesn’t mind if its cards made for gamers are used for crypto mining.
However, AMD’s chief financial officer denied these allegations and stated that the mine owner’s needs were not worth mentioning. He further claims that even though AMD failed to prioritize its GPU customers, its Radeon GPUs are for gamers and not miners.
“First of all, encryption (currency market) is trivial. This is not our priority (consideration). We will not prioritize our products, nor will we make products for miners but gamers. Products, from this point of view, this is our top priority. What is driving the growth of GPU revenue? As you know, we have Radeon RX 6000 series high-end GPUs. This chip is very competitive, and it is precisely responsible for the growth of the GPU field.”
AMD started its revenue-boosting run after the successful launch of its Zen series, and its revenue in recent years has been at a stage of steady growth. The company managed to achieve a record revenue of $9.763 billion last year, and its target soared by 60% to about $15.5 billion.
AMD’s Chief Financial Officer, Devinder Kumar, said that although the company faces supply problems due to the pandemic, the situation is now better. There currently exists an increasing market demand for servers and HPC-grade hardware and consumer demand for high-end hardware. This situation is not entirely easy to handle however AMD is confident that it will achieve its goals this year and the next few years.