Ryzen central processing units helped AMD maintain its dominant position in the retail DIY market in Germany, where they outperformed Intel’s Core portfolio. However, AM4 processors will continue to be the most popular chips. In contrast, the Alder and Raptor Lake processors from Intel are in a stronger position than the Ryzen 7000 processors.
German PC Builders Love AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs; Consumers Show Little Interest In Ryzen 7000
The most recent market figures for PC hardware can be found in the data produced by Ingebor on Reddit. Mindfactory is the top reseller of PC hardware in Germany. The data show that December 2022 was the second-greatest sales month of the previous year, making it the second-best month overall.
CPUs manufactured by AMD accounted for close to 20,000 units sold, while CPUs manufactured by Intel accounted for close to 11,000 units sold. During the preceding month, AMD maintained a sales share of more than fifty percent (50%) of CPUs, while Intel could only achieve a share of thirty-seven percent (37%). The revenue split was comparable to the sales numbers, except for Intel’s achievement of a 41% revenue hold, which was accomplished due to an increase in the number of PC builders purchasing Intel’s higher-end and premium products.
Sales and Revenue of Intel and AMD Central Processing Units (Image Credits: u/Ingebor):
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D was able to maintain its position at the top of the rankings thanks to its excellent price-to-performance ratio, which was made possible by the significant price cuts that were implemented over the last few months, as well as its powerful gaming performance, which could be enabled on a wide variety of AM4 motherboards without the need to upgrade the platform.
The CPU alone managed to outsell AMD’s whole Ryzen 7000 CPU portfolio and sold 3,250 units, which is a decrease of 29% compared to the previous month’s sales. Additionally, more than 2000 Ryzen five 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X computers were purchased, while 2260 Intel Core i5-12400F computers were bought.
The only processors to experience improvements in the double digits were Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake and 13th Generation Raptor Lake central processing units. In the meantime, sales of AMD’s recently released Ryzen 7 7700 experienced a decline of 27%.
Intel will also introduce its 13th Generation Non-K 65W CPUs today, allowing them to capture even more of the do-it-yourself (DIY) market. However, it remains to be seen how customers will react to the recent price hike of up to ten percent on the majority of chips, as it is unknown how consumers will respond to the price increase.
AMD will also sell its own Ryzen Non-X CPUs, but the fact that the AM5 platform as a whole is why Ryzen 7000 sales have been so bad since their debut does not change the fact that AMD will offer its Ryzen CPUs in the future.
CPU Sales and Revenue for December, Broken Down by Intel and AMD (Image Credits: u/Ingebor):
Sales and Revenue Projections for Intel and AMD CPUs in 2022 (Image Credits: u/Ingebor):
The Ryzen 5 5600X from AMD was the most popular central processing unit (CPU) for 2022, with a total of 28,820 units sold. This was followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X, which sold 25,280 units, and the Ryzen 5 5600G APU, which came in third place with 18,3000 units. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is now the fourth most popular chip, with 15,150 units sold as of this writing. It is gaining ground quickly.
Currently, 71% of the chips sold by Mindfactory were Vermeer (Ryzen 5000), 15% of the chips were Ryzen 7000, and 13% of the fragments were Ryzen 5000G. While this was happening, the same merchant sold 43% Raptor Lake (13th Gen) chips and 46% Alder Lake (12th Gen) chips.
More consumers purchase the newest Core series from Intel rather than Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Once again, the expense of the platform is to blame, and it is also why AM4 continues to be so popular among AMD customers.