Intel has no chance: AMD Ryzen processors dominate the market
AMD just can’t be stopped right now. While Intel is struggling with serious problems during development and the company’s shares have plunged into the abyss, the rival is enjoying numerous successes. When selling classic desktop chips, you seem to continue to depend on your competitor, as new sales figures show.
Processor sales: AMD dominates Amazon’s charts
The online retailer Amazon is one of the best-selling hardware shops. The Reddit user Ingebor publishes the company’s current processor sales figures at regular intervals and likes to compare Intel and AMD.
The corresponding figures were also evaluated again in August. The result: 84 percent of the processors sold bear the AMD coat of arms. In contrast, only 16 percent of buyers opted for a model from Intel in the summer month. AMD sells more than five times the amount of chips compared to its rival via the German mail-order company. Above all, the current Ryzen 300 processors with the code name “Matisse” make up the core business. 82 percent of all AMD Ryzen processors sold belong to the current generation.
At Intel it looks very different. Only 43 percent of the chips sold by Team Blau belong to the new Comet Lake generation, while 50 percent prefer the older Coffee Lake Refresh range.
CPU bestseller: These chips sell best on Amazon
Ingeborg’s overview not only provides information about the distribution between AMD and Intel but also shows which chips were particularly in demand in August 2020. Here are the first 10 places in the overview, including the number of items sold:
|Placement + processor||Number of units sold|
|Place 10: Intel Core i9-9900K||500|
|Place 9: Intel Core i7-10700K||670|
|Place 8: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT||770|
|Place 7: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X||800|
|Place 6: AMD Ryzen 7 3800X||880|
|Place 5: AMD Ryzen 5 3400G||900|
|Place 4: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X||1.640|
|Place 3: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X||1.930|
|Place 2: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X||4.310|
|Place 1: AMD Ryzen 5 3600||6.160|
Even the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X were more popular at Amazon in August than the current chips from Intel – this result speaks volumes. However, it remains to be seen how the numbers shift when AMD launches its new processors in early October. By then at the latest, many potential customers should wait for the new generation of chips to go on sale. In the fight, Intel vs. AMD will continue to be exciting.