AMD is dominating Intel in Amazon's best-selling CPUs list

midian182

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Why it matters: We know that AMD has been clawing back CPU market share from Intel since its Zen architecture arrived two years ago, and that fact is reflected in Amazon’s sales. In the retailer’s list of best-selling processors, AMD takes 8 out of the top 10 spots.

In Amazon’s US chart of its most popular processors, AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X takes the top position. The 8-core/16-thread processor is down to just $159 for Black Friday, which works out at just under $20 per core. It’s followed by the Ryzen 5 2600 in second with the Ryzen 5 3600 in third.

Intel’s highest position is number four with the 6-core/6-thread Core i5-9600K (cheapest price: $228), while its only other product in the top ten is the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K in sixth.

AMD has been dominating Amazon’s list for quite some time now, which shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, given the excellent performance and price offered by the company’s products.

This isn’t the first we’ve heard of AMD worrying its rivals. Back in July, aggregated data from several resellers in the country showed AMD's CPU sales had moved ahead of Intel in Japan. Its processors have also become increasingly popular with Steam users, according to the platform’s hardware survey.

AMD's CPU market unit share has increased every quarter since Q2 2017—it now stands at 18 percent. And it’s not just in the consumer market where things are improving; team red has seen its share of the server market jump 2.74 percent YoY. With Intel lagging on 7nm and PCI 4.0, expect AMD to keep clawing customers away from its rival.

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Adi6293

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I paid £289 for my 2700X a year ago......I've never owned a PC that lost so much value in so little time, even the FX8320 that cost me £130 I've sold for £120 a year later and now my £2300 PC its worth half its original price if I'm lucky ?
 

Uncle Al

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AMD has proven to be a real survivor in the marketplace ..... something that Intel should pay more attention to!
 

texasrattler

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Im happy with Intel. I will be sticking with them for awhile.
I mainly game with my pc, dont really do productivity as much as I once did.
 
I paid £289 for my 2700X a year ago......I've never owned a PC that lost so much value in so little time, even the FX8320 that cost me £130 I've sold for £120 a year later and now my £2300 PC its worth half its original price if I'm lucky ?

Value is relative. Is your 2700x still a top performing chip in most cases uses? Yes it is. The only thing that dropped was it's monetary value which is a good thing. CPU prices were overinflated and now that Intel has started slashing prices to compete we are finally starting to get back to normalcy.
 

sreams

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I paid £289 for my 2700X a year ago......I've never owned a PC that lost so much value in so little time, even the FX8320 that cost me £130 I've sold for £120 a year later and now my £2300 PC its worth half its original price if I'm lucky ?

...which points to how quickly AMD is moving forward. If the Ryzen 3xxx CPUs were not a measurable improvement, your 2700x would still be worth something. Now AMD has a $200 6-core CPU that outperforms their previous 8-core in several benchmarks.