Intel’s LGA1700 platform has outsold AMD’s AM4 offerings for the first time at Germany’s largest retailer, Mindfactory. After leading sales charts globally, the Ryzen 5000 processors and the wide range of AM4 motherboards are slowly bowing out. The 12th Gen Alder Lake family and the succeeding Raptor Lake lineup are notably faster than the fastest Ryzen 7000 parts in gaming workloads. In content creation, it’s either a tie or, once again, a win for the blue team.
DIY Mainboard Sales.
Where the week is going…
1700 => 1370
AM4 => 1310
AM5 => 375
1200 => 170
1151 => 10
#1 Gigabyte B550 Aorus Elite V2 => 210
#2 Gigabyte B660 Gaming X =>150
#3 MSI B550-A Pro AMD B550 =>140
Originally tweeted by TechEpiphany (@TechEpiphany) on January 19, 2023.
Numbers from Mindfactory’s last week’s sales indicate the LGA1700 boards are in the lead, with 1,370 units sold. In comparison, AMD’s AM4 sold 1,310 motherboards, while AM5 sold a mere 375. Gigabyte’s B550 Aorus Elite V2 was the most popular SKU, followed by the B660 Gaming X and MSI’s B550-A Pro.
It’s worth noting that while AMD’s Ryzen 7000 lineup is off to a slow start, the preceding 5000 series is holding up well against the 12th and 13th Gen Core offerings. Zen 3 accounts for roughly half of the bestselling stack at most retailers, with Alder and Raptor Lake forming the other half.
At Newegg US, the Ryzen 7 5700X and 5600 are the top-selling SKUs, followed by the Core i7-12700K and the Ryzen 9 7950X. The Ryzen 7 7700X comes in at #5, the Ryzen 5 5600G at #6, and the Core i5-12600K at #7. The Alder/Raptor flagships hold the next two spots, with the i5-12400F at #10.
Consumers at BHPhotoVideo favor the older Ryzen 5000 parts over anything else. Six of the top eight most popular SKUs are Zen 3, the Core i9-13900K, and the i5-12400F. The Core i7-12700K comes in at #9, and the Ryzen 9 5900X at #10.
Microcenter has always been an enthusiast-centric chain, and it shows. The Core i7-12700K is at the top of the stack, followed by the Ryzen 7 7700X and the i7-13700K. The remaining six spots are split between high-end Intel parts and budget Zen 3 offerings, including the 5800X3D.
Finally, let’s have a look at BestBuy. Intel’s CPUs are much more popular here, accounting for more than half of the bestsellers. The notable chips include the Core i7-13700K, Core i5-13600K, and the Ryzen 5 5600X for $421.99, $339.99, and $169.00, respectively.