AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has been the top selling CPU for weeks now. Even though the figures come from a single shop, they do provide a general picture of the market. Raptor Lake components have been more successful than Zen 4 chips, whose sales have likely been hampered by the latter’s requirement for an AM5 motherboard.
That sales number in question was gathered from Mindfactory. Given their well-known attraction for desktop PC builders, AMD parts have naturally long been particularly well-liked with this store. The Intel Core i7-13700K sold 130 units, and the Intel Core i5-13600K sold 120. However, Intel has made some inroads into the highest echelons of the sales data chart, and there are even a few Raptor Lake processors with over 100 unit sales each. However, six Ryzen CPUs are at the top of the list. and nothing from Zen 4 is included.
With 1,400 unit sales, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which AMD continues to tout as the fastest PC gaming processor in the world, is in charge. When you consider that the non-3D version of the winning chip sold 380 units, it’s a considerable sum. While the Alder Lake Core i5-12400F was the second-highest selling Intel component, the ever-popular Ryzen 5 5600 managed to sell 270 units (130). It would be far too simplistic to conclude that Zen 4 and Raptor Lake CPUs were a failure in this situation because there are always a variety of factors at play when one particular chip looks to outsell all the others.
The Ryzen 7 7700X, which sold a rather meagre 70 units, is the best-selling Ryzen 7000 processor on this list, while the powerful Ryzen 9 7950X barely managed 40 sales. Due to its incredible power, the excellent i9-13900K, which is missing but supposedly out of stock, is nevertheless expected to become a favorite with many DIY builders. A new Ryzen 7000 processor requires an AM5-compatible motherboard, which may have turned off some potential buyers. It also appears that the price of the powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has been significantly reduced in response to the Raptor Lake threat. However, Zen 4 is far from being abandoned, since the launch of Ryzen 7000 X3D will undoubtedly cause quite a stir.
However, this doesn’t change the fact that AMD is in trouble.