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Apparently, most TR readers favor Intel processors. The GPU selection is split more evenly between vendors, though.

Only around 18% of respondents said they have AMD processors—and a large chunk of those folks have older AMD chips. The number of users with recent AMD FX- and A-series chips is just under 8%. To put that number in perspective, 5% of respondents said they're already using one of Intel's new Haswell-E (a.k.a. Core i7-5000 series) processors, which came out about a month ago.

What about graphics cards? Overall, 48% of respondents use Nvidia graphics cards, and 46% use Radeons. (The remainder use integrated graphics.) The split isn't so even for the latest generation: 15% have GeForce 700-series cards, but only 11% have a Radeon from the new R series. It looks like AMD lost some ground recently, because the previous generation looks very evenly split, with a difference of only a few votes.

We also asked about motherboard vendors. Asus is top dog there with 46% of the vote, followed by Gigabyte with 24%, ASRock with 11%, and MSI with 9%. The rankings track with recent market share figures I've seen, although Asus' advantage looks much more dramatic here. We often recommend Asus motherboards in our System Guides on account of their excellent fan controls, so that might have something to do with it.

Processor series

  • Intel Core ix-5xxx (220 votes)
    5%
  • Intel Core ix-4xxx (801 votes)
    20%
  • Intel Core ix-3xxx (751 votes)
    18%
  • Intel Core ix-2xxx (667 votes)
    16%
  • Intel Core ix-xxx (430 votes)
    11%
  • Intel Core 2 (351 votes)
    9%
  • Intel Pentium (59 votes)
    1%
  • Intel Celeron (9 votes)
    0%
  • Intel Atom (2 votes)
    0%
  • Other Intel (88 votes)
    2%
  • AMD FX-series (244 votes)
    6%
  • AMD A-series (68 votes)
    2%
  • AMD E-series (2 votes)
    0%
  • AMD Phenom II (305 votes)
    7%
  • AMD Phenom (11 votes)
    0%
  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 (47 votes)
    1%
  • AMD Athlon 64 (12 votes)
    0%
  • AMD Sempron (1 votes)
    0%
  • Other AMD (27 votes)
    1%

Graphics card(s)

  • AMD Radeon Rx 200 series (451 votes)
    11%
  • AMD Radeon HD 8000 series (18 votes)
    0%
  • AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (705 votes)
    17%
  • AMD Radeon HD 6000 series (339 votes)
    8%
  • AMD Radeon HD 5000 series (220 votes)
    5%
  • AMD Radeon HD 4000 series (103 votes)
    3%
  • AMD Radeon HD 3000 series (12 votes)
    0%
  • AMD Radeon HD 2000 series (6 votes)
    0%
  • Nvidia GeForce 700 series (629 votes)
    15%
  • Nvidia GeForce 600 series (702 votes)
    17%
  • Nvidia GeForce 500 series (263 votes)
    6%
  • Nvidia GeForce 400 series (137 votes)
    3%
  • Nvidia GeForce 300 series (3 votes)
    0%
  • Nvidia GeForce 200 series (67 votes)
    2%
  • Nvidia GeForce 9 series (35 votes)
    1%
  • Nvidia GeForce 8 series (44 votes)
    1%
  • Nvidia GeForce 7 series (57 votes)
    1%
  • Integrated (234 votes)
    6%
  • Other/don't know (42 votes)
    1%

Motherboard manufacturer

  • ASRock (453 votes)
    11%
  • Asus (1857 votes)
    46%
  • Biostar (34 votes)
    1%
  • ECS (11 votes)
    0%
  • EVGA (47 votes)
    1%
  • Gigabyte (956 votes)
    24%
  • Intel (76 votes)
    2%
  • MSI (341 votes)
    9%
  • Other/don't know (226 votes)
    6%