Ryzen and Epyc received’t be powering the CPU portion of Stadia, at the very least not initially. Google, after all, has the choice to alter its CPU supplier or herald new tools. Google may additionally have opted for Radeon GPUs however not Ryzen CPUs because of general tendencies within the gaming market.
Nvidia dwarfs AMD’s share of the PC market — Team Red holds lower than 15% of the market in response to the Steam Hardware Survey. However there’s little or no distinction between a contemporary PC and a modern recreation console, and AMD’s total market share figures look significantly utterly different if you consider gross sales of the Xbox One and PS4. If you happen to construct your video games for a couple of platforms, you’ve received to have some familiarity with AMD’s GCN. This works to Google’s benefit, even when Stadia video games are developed natively for the platform.
Ryzen doesn’t have an equal constructed-up market share. Whereas it’s been broadly assumed that subsequent-technology consoles from Sony and Microsoft will use AMD CPUs, the CPU contained in the Xbox and PS4 households is predicated on AMD’s low-energy Jaguar mobile chip. Ryzen’s general gaming efficiency has reached parity with Intel; however, in case you needed to select the CPU answer that represented the gold commonplace for gaming over the previous decade, Intel wins that comparability. Builders are additionally extra prone to be aware of Intel microarchitectures. None of that is to say that Ryzen represents a poor selection for gaming — it doesn’t — however, AMD has a definite edge within the GPU house associated to its general gaming market share that it could leverage in CPUs.