The holiday season is in full swing with retailers offering all kinds of discounts across the computer hardware industry. This would normally apply to the CPU and the GPU markets as well, but courtesy of the semiconductor shortages, most processors are still going at MSRP rates, and GPUs selling at twice the launch price. Regardless, major chipmakers including NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD are pulling in massive profits as the demand for microprocessors continues to rise:
The Ryzen 5 5600X continues to be the bestselling CPU at both Amazon and Newegg, followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X and/or the Ryzen 9 5900X. The third spot is held by the budget Cezanne APU, the Ryzen 5 5600G, after which we’ve got a few Intel SKUs in the bottom half of the chart. At Amazon, we’ve got the Core i5-10400 and the Core i3-10100F at #6 and #7, while Newegg sees the Core i7-11700K, and the newly launched Core i7-12700K and the 12900K at the 5th, 6th, and 7th spots, respectively.
Over at Mindfactory Germany, the figures paint a similar picture. The Ryzen 5 5600X, once again, leads the pack, followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X at #2, the Ryzen 5 5600G at #3, and the Ryzen 9 5900X at #4. Following these, we’ve got the Intel Core i5-11400F and the Core i7-12700K at #5 and #6, respectively. (Modafinil)
Overall, it seems that AMD still has a solid lead across most markets, accounting for more than half of all sales, and a solid roadmap to follow-up the existing offerings. Intel’s biggest weakness is the lack of budget motherboards, and the locked non-K Alder Lake SKUs that generally sell much more than their higher-end siblings. Pair that with the shortage of DDR5 memory, and you’ve got a major pitfall on Intel’s side. AMD, on the other hand, supports its latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs across most boards launched in the last 3-4 years, with some AIBs even porting support to the paltry A320 and B350 offerings.
On the GPU side, things are still quite horrendous. The GeForce GTX 1650 is the bestseller at both Amazon and Newegg, followed by a few Radeon RX 6600/ XTs at Newegg, and an RTX 3060, RTX 3060 Ti, and the RTX 2060 over at Amazon.
Mindfactory Germany saw the budget Navi 2 GPUs take the lead, with the Radeon RX 6700 XT, RX 6600 XT, and the RX 6600 taking the top spots. Below these, we’ve got the GeForce RTX 3090, RTX 3070 Ti, and the 3070 take the 4th, 5th, and 6th spots, respectively. Overall, the GPU market was evenly spilt between AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA’s RTX 30 series lineup.
MF Figures via TechEpiphany