AMD continued its dominance in the DIY retail segment in Germany with its Ryzen CPUs on Intel’s Core range. But AM4 CPUs seem to remain the most popular chips while Intel’s Alder and Raptor Lake processors are better positioned than the Ryzen 7000.
German PC makers love AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs, consumers show little interest in Ryzen 7000
In the data collected by Ingebor on Reddit, we can see the latest market statistics from Mindfactory, Germany’s largest computer retailer. According to the numbers, December 2022 was the second best sales month over the entire past year. AMD CPUs reached nearly 20 thousand units sold while Intel CPUs reached nearly 11 thousand units sold. AMD held more than 50% CPU sales share while Intel only managed 37% over the previous month. The revenue breakdown was similar to the sales figures although Intel managed a 41% revenue gain due to more PC builders buying their premium and premium products.
Intel and AMD CPU sales/revenue (Image credits: u/Ingebor):
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D has once again managed to top the charts for its great value for money thanks to massive discounts over the past few months and strong gaming performance that can be enabled across a wide range of AM4 motherboards without the need for a software upgrade. The CPU alone sold 3,250 CPUs (down 29% from the previous month) and managed to outpace AMD’s entire Ryzen 7000 CPU range. The Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X also sold over 2,000 units while the Intel Core i5-12400F moved 2,260 units.
Of all the chips, it was Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake and 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs that posted double-digit gains. Meanwhile, AMD’s newly launched Ryzen 7 7700 saw sales decline by 27%. Intel will also introduce its 13th Gen Non-K 65W CPUs today which will allow them to capture more of the DIY market but it remains to be seen how consumers respond to the recent price hike of up to 10% on the majority of chips. AMD will also be releasing its own Ryzen Non-X CPUs, but that doesn’t change the fact that the AM5 platform as a whole is the reason for the Ryzen 7000’s poor sales since its launch.
Intel and AMD CPU sales/revenue for December (Image credits: u/Ingebor):
2022 Intel and AMD CPU sales/revenue (Image credits: u/Ingebor):
For the whole of 2022, AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X was the most popular CPU with a total of 28,820 units sold followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X with 25,280 units and the Ryzen 5 5600G APU ranked third with 18,3000 units. Ryzen 7 5800X3D picks up the pace and is currently the fourth most popular chipset with 15,150 units sold to date.
As of now, Mindfactory has sold 71% of Vermeer chips (Ryzen 5000), 15% (Ryzen 7000), and 13% (Ryzen 5000G). Meanwhile, the same retailer sold 43% Alder Lake (12th Gen) and 46% Raptor Lake (13th Gen). It seems more users are buying the latest Core range from Intel instead of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Again, platform cost is to blame and is also the reason why AM4 remains so popular for AMD users.