Intel Core i7-12700K Rises to #2 (Again) Among Bestselling CPUs in the US: Ryzen 5 5600X @ $209.99 Still #1

Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake-S processors have been doing rather well since they launched late last year. With the Core i7-12700K offering Ryzen 9 5900X levels of performance under $400, the latest-gen i7 has been climbing the sales charts all over the world. As reported earlier, the said SKU had briefly Ryzen to the #2 spot across Newegg, and Amazon after which AMD counteracted by dropping prices and regaining some of the lost ground.


Now after more than a month, the Core i7-12700K has once again beaten all but one Ryzen SKU. The Alder Lake chip holds the #2 spot on Newegg and BestBuy, #3 on Microcenter, and #4 on Amazon. The Ryzen 5 5600X continues to be the bestseller pretty much everywhere thanks to a new round of price cuts. The hex-core Zen 3 processor is now going for just $209.99 on Microcenter and $229.99 on Amazon.


At this rate, it won’t be long before the Core i5-12600K and 12700K drop even further in prices and take the top two spots on the bestsellers list. AMD plans to launch the Ryzen 7 5800X3D next month with an aim to retake the gaming crown but supply is going to be key.


As per rumors, the next-gen Ryzen 7000 processors have been pushed to the last quarter of the year. The Zen 4 lineup is set to offer a single-threaded gain of up to 30-40% but the multi-threaded performance is going to take a backseat as we’re once again looking at a 16-core flagship. Meanwhile, Intel’s 13th Gen Raptor Lake-S top-chip is going to double down on thread count with 16 efficiency cores and a total of 24 cores or 32 threads. How times change…

Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com
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