After a slow retail launch, AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors seem to be picking up. The Ryzen 9 7950X has ascended to the list of bestselling CPUs across multiple major retailers. The last-generation Zen 3 parts are still leading the sales charts, but the new arrivals are finally settling in. Following Christmas and New Year discounts, the Raphael and Raptor Lake flagships have successfully wooed gamers and enthusiasts with tempting price tags.
The Ryzen 7 5700X is the most popular chip at Newegg, followed by the Ryzen 5 5600. Intel’s Core i7-12700K is the most popular Alder Lake offering, and the Ryzen 9 7950X is at #4. The latter can be had for $568, a drop of over $100 off its $699 MSRP. At #7, the Core i9-13900K is the bestselling Raptor Lake part. Like the 7950X, it’s discounted by a hefty margin.
The Ryzen 7 7700X, Ryzen 5 7600X, and Ryzen 9 7900X come in at #9, #11, and #12, respectively. We are looking at discounts of $56 for the octa-core, $62 for the hex-core, and $86 for the dodeca-core CPU.
Over at Amazon, things are quite different. The Ryzen 5000 offerings dominate the bestsellers, with the Core i9-13900K being the most popular Intel part. The i7-13700K at #10 is the second most popular Raptor Lake chip. The Ryzen 5 7600X is the only Zen 4 SKU to break into the top twenty at the same $239 price point as Newegg.
The Ryzen 9 7950X is the 5th bestselling processor on Best Buy, kicking Raptor Lake to the curb. The Core i5-12600K and the i9-12900K are the leading Alder Lake SKUs. The holiday discounts are uniform across all retailers, giving gamers plenty of options.
The Ryzen 7 7700X is the second most popular CPU at Microcenter, courtesy of a nifty 15% discount. The Core i9-13900K comes in at #5 with a striking price tag of $579 ($150 off), followed by the i7-13700K at #8, a $140 discount bringing its value down to $379.
Coming to the graphics card market, the GeForce RTX 4080 and 4090 continue to sell well. At Newegg, the RTX 4080 is the most popular GPU, with the Gigabyte Gaming OC priced at $1,269, ASUS TUF Gaming at $1,699, Gigabyte Eagle at $1,449, MSI Gaming at $1,324, and the Ventus at $1,525.
Microcenter is an enthusiast-favored store, and it shows. The GeForce RTX 4090 is the most popular GPU, followed by the RTX 4080, RTX 3080, and the Radeon RX 7900 XT. Rather unexpected considering the higher price markup and unattractive price/performance aspect.