AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X continues to be the bestselling CPU across most retail channels. The budget Zen 3 part is now down to $174 on Newegg (from $299) and leading every other SKU including Intel’s 12th Gen Alder processors. The Core i5-12400F is actually faster in most aspects from gaming to content creation, and yet comes in at #5 on Newegg’s list of bestsellers despite being a smidge cheaper at $150.
The Ryzen 5 5600X packs six Zen 3 cores with a boost clock of 4.6GHz and an L3 cache of 32MB. It has a TDP of 65W. Meanwhile, the Core i5-12400F features six Golden Cove cores running at a peak clock of 4.4GHz. It also has a TDP of 65W.
Ther Ryzen 7 5800X which launched with an MSRP of $449 is now down to $274 and maintains its position among the bestsellers on Newegg. It’s the second most popular CPU, next to only the 5600X, and followed by the Core i7-12700K. It features eight cores, 32MB of L3 cache, and a boost clock of 4.7GHz.
The Intel Core i7-12700K with a price of $349 is the third most popular processor on Newegg. It leverages 12 cores (8P+4E) with offerings roughly Ryzen 9 5900X levels of performance in gaming and content creation.
Finally, we have the Core i5-12600K at $249.00 with 10 cores (6P+4E) holding the fourth rank on the bestseller chart. Looking at this list, it’s clear that Intel’s reputation in the client segment has gone down the drain over the past few generations.