AMD’s Radeon RX 580 is Still the Most Popular Consumer GPU in China; Intel Leads in CPU Space

These days when we look at the GPU market in the West, the most popular graphics card is either the GTX 1060 or a newer GTX 16-series based part. However, it turns out that in China, AMD’s Radeon RX 580 is still the most popular consumer GPU:

Surprisingly, none of the newer Navi-based Radeon RX 5000 series GPUs are among the 10 most popular graphics cards in China. The RX 580 takes the first spot while the 2nd and 3rd positions are held by the GeForce GTX 1660 and 1650, respectively. At the sixth spot, the RTX 2060 is the highest-ranked RTX card, following the GTX 1050 Ti and 1660 Super.

This explains why AMD has launched so many China-only variants of the RX 580, such as the RX 580SP and the more recent RX 590 GME.

Occupying the 10th spot, the GeForce RTX 2070 Super barely manages to stay in the race while also being the only Turing refresh in the top-ten.

Things are more interesting on the CPU side, with Intel dominating nearly 80% of the market share in China. Team blue leads in both the desktop and laptop segments, with 88% and 81% of the marketshare, respectively.

Intel’s Core i5-9400F is the most popular desktop CPU, followed by the Core i3-9100F. Even the third spot is held by an F variant part, the Core i5-9600KF. The China-exclusive Ryzen 5 3500X is the highest ranked Matisse chip followed by the Ryzen 5 3600.

The Chinese market follows some interesting trends. All the top-3 Intel CPUs lack an iGPU, while not a single unlocked K blue chip is present among the top-10. The Core i5-9600KF holds the third spot but it also lacks integrated graphics. China is still the largest PC market, and this explains why Intel is continuing its F lineup with the 10th Gen Comet Lake-S CPUs despite yields inevitably improving.

Intel’s 14nm Processor Shortages: How AMD’s Ryzen CPUs Contributed to Team Blue’s Nightmare

On AMD’s side, the Ryzen 5 3500X although a late entry manages to hold the fourth spot, one above the Ryzen 5 3600. It seems that both Intel and AMD are aware of China’s unique demands and release exclusive products from time to time to cater to the Chinese audience.

The laptop market sees the Core i7-9750H take the top-spot, with the Core i5-9300H following shortly behind. The Whiskey Lake-based Core i5-8265U is the third most popular processor while the Ryzen 5 3600U is the top-ranked AMD chip.



Computer hardware enthusiast, PC gamer, and almost an engineer. Former co-founder of Techquila (2017-2019), a fairly successful tech outlet. Been working on Hardware Times since 2019, an outlet dedicated to computer hardware and its applications.
Back to top button