AMD’s Ryzen 9 5900X was the most popular processor in Russia (in April) with a market share of 7.6%, up from 7.1% in March. Its budget Ryzen 5 sibling, on the other hand, saw its sales drop, going from 8% in March to just 5.2% in April. In a similar fashion, the Ryzen 5 3600 also saw a drop in its monthly sales, going from being the most popular CPU in March with a share of 9.3% to 6.0% in April.
On Intel’s side, the Core i5-11400F was the most popular SKU with a market share of 4.1%, down from 4.4% in March. The Core i3-10100F which previously held a share of 4.7% dropped to just 3.6% in April. Further down the ladder, we have the Ryzen 9 5950X and the 5800X with a net share of 3.5% and 3%, respectively. That’s a steady increase from last month’s share of just 2.3% for the former and less than 2% for the latter. The Core i9-10850K was the most popular high-end Intel SKU with a share of 3.1%, but still down from 3.6% in March.
In the top-15 list of most popular CPUs in Russia, there were only four Intel SKUs, with only one in the top five. Furthermore, apart from the 10850K, all the other SKUs were low-budget parts that have been in the market for more than a year now.
The most unexpected change of the month was without a doubt the rise of the Ryzen 9 5900X to become the most sold chip in April. This is a bit of a surprise for two reasons. Firstly, the supply of the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X has been pretty spotty since launch, and the few units that have been available have been grossly overpriced. However, the fact that the 5900X managed to become a top-seller indicates that supply has exponentially improved and most Zen 3 SKUs are now available at or close to the retail MSRPs.