A lot has been said about AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors before and post-launch. The increased power consumption and higher temperatures have been the subjects of many heated arguments across Reddit. The minor performance uplift over Alder Lake in gaming workloads is another concern. With that said, Germans have embraced the Zen 4 CPUs much more heartily (at launch) compared to Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake-S lineup.
Data gathered by TechEpiphany from Mindfactory (one of the largest retailers in Germany) indicates that the Ryzen 7000 family sold twice as many chips as the 12th Gen Core lineup. During the first launch week, Intel’s Alder Lake offerings sold just 465 units at Mindfactory. On the other hand, the Raphael chips sold 850 CPUs through the last week.
Looking at popular etailers, the budget Ryzen 5000 parts are still the most popular offerings across most markets. The Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and the Ryzen 9 5900X lead most bestselling charts, followed by the Core i5-12400F, i5-12600K, and the i7-12700K.