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Most PC Gamers Bought 6-Core CPUs in 2020, thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600

The last year was a phenomenal one for AMD. The company grew its market share by a massive chunk. Best of all, it allowed gamers to upgrade their PCs without breaking the bank. According to Stream’s Hardware Survey, most gamers who purchased/built a new PC in 2020 opted for hex-core CPUs or octa-core CPUs.

During the first half of the year, the number of 8-core CPUs sold slightly beat the 6-core parts, but in H2, hex-core chips sold a lot more. As far as octa-core CPUs are concerned, these could be either Intel’s Core i7 offerings or AMD’s Ryzen 7 3700X. However, considering the sales figures we’ve seen on both ends, it’d be safe to say that the latter sold a lot more than the former.

As for the hex-core SKU, it’s the Ryzen 5 3600 that stole the spotlight. It was easily the bestselling CPU across nearly every region and country for its highly competitive price-performance ratio. Even after the launch of the Ryzen 5000 lineup, it’s still in high demand which is why AMD has opted to continue its production for the time being.

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Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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