AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 Outsells Every Other Desktop CPU As Intel Loses Market Share – Forbes
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AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 Outsells Every Other Desktop CPU As Intel Loses Market Share – Forbes


AMD
processors, which out-sold equivalent models from

Intel
for three consecutive months this year.

AMD’s 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 2600

Antony Leather

The data, reported by Wccftech and compiled by Reddit user Ingebor, point at AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 as being by far the best-selling desktop CPU with the second being AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X. The Ryzen 5 2600 is AMD’s cheapest 2nd  generation Ryzen 6-core CPU and it was already a superb product when I reviewed it back in May last year: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review: The Best Ever PC Processor?

AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 6-core CPU is the best-selling desktop CPU at this retailer since August 2018

Mindfactory/ingebor

However, a small price cut and more expensive offerings from Intel with its 9th generation CPUs have meant it now out-sells every other desktop CPU and by a big margin. AMD picks up second place too with the Ryzen 7 2700X while the Ryzen 5 2600X comes in third in the sales chart.

Intel’s market share has certainly taken a battering but sales in March were roughly in line with reviews for its latest desktop CPUs. For example, the Core i9-9900K, which reviewed well in terms of performance, was the company’s best-selling desktop CPU ahead of the Core i7-9700K. Despite selling fewer CPUs, though, Intel enjoyed similar revenue thanks to its higher prices.

AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen is outselling `st Generation Ryzen by big margins but sales of Intel’s 8th and 9th generation CPUs were almost equal

Mindfactory/ingebor

That might sound like good news, but AMD’s goal with 1st and 2nd generation Ryzen has been to boost market share and with its Pinnacle Ridge Zen+ 12nm CPUs it’s certainly succeeding, with these accounting for the lion’s share of sales and revenue at 7%  of AMD desktop sales in March.

This is in part thanks to price cuts, but they don’t account for the success of the Ryzen 5 2600, which hasn’t fallen much in price since its launch last year. Intel, on the other hand, has suffered from lack of supply of its 14nm CPUs, which is likely the main reason behind poor sales seeing as both the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K have both received sizeable prize cuts since launch.

The lack of availability of Intel’s 9th generation CPUs seems to have had an impact on generational sales too, with the original 8th generation Coffee Lake processors accounting for a large chunk of overall desktop CPU sales. It will be interesting to see what April’s figures reveal given stock of the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K is now plentiful and both being much cheaper than launch. However, AMD is expected to announce more details of its 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs next month, so it’s likely sales of all CPUs might slow in anticipation of new technology being around the corner.

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Some interesting figures have emerged from one of Germany’s largest retailers, Mindfactory, pointing at sky-high sales and sizeable gains in market share for

AMD
processors, which out-sold equivalent models from

Intel
for three consecutive months this year.

AMD’s 2nd Gen Ryzen 5 2600

Antony Leather

The data, reported by Wccftech and compiled by Reddit user Ingebor, point at AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 as being by far the best-selling desktop CPU with the second being AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X. The Ryzen 5 2600 is AMD’s cheapest 2nd  generation Ryzen 6-core CPU and it was already a superb product when I reviewed it back in May last year: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Review: The Best Ever PC Processor?

AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600 6-core CPU is the best-selling desktop CPU at this retailer since August 2018

Mindfactory/ingebor

However, a small price cut and more expensive offerings from Intel with its 9th generation CPUs have meant it now out-sells every other desktop CPU and by a big margin. AMD picks up second place too with the Ryzen 7 2700X while the Ryzen 5 2600X comes in third in the sales chart.

Intel’s market share has certainly taken a battering but sales in March were roughly in line with reviews for its latest desktop CPUs. For example, the Core i9-9900K, which reviewed well in terms of performance, was the company’s best-selling desktop CPU ahead of the Core i7-9700K. Despite selling fewer CPUs, though, Intel enjoyed similar revenue thanks to its higher prices.

AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen is outselling `st Generation Ryzen by big margins but sales of Intel’s 8th and 9th generation CPUs were almost equal

Mindfactory/ingebor

That might sound like good news, but AMD’s goal with 1st and 2nd generation Ryzen has been to boost market share and with its Pinnacle Ridge Zen+ 12nm CPUs it’s certainly succeeding, with these accounting for the lion’s share of sales and revenue at 7%  of AMD desktop sales in March.

This is in part thanks to price cuts, but they don’t account for the success of the Ryzen 5 2600, which hasn’t fallen much in price since its launch last year. Intel, on the other hand, has suffered from lack of supply of its 14nm CPUs, which is likely the main reason behind poor sales seeing as both the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K have both received sizeable prize cuts since launch.

The lack of availability of Intel’s 9th generation CPUs seems to have had an impact on generational sales too, with the original 8th generation Coffee Lake processors accounting for a large chunk of overall desktop CPU sales. It will be interesting to see what April’s figures reveal given stock of the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K is now plentiful and both being much cheaper than launch. However, AMD is expected to announce more details of its 3rd Generation Ryzen CPUs next month, so it’s likely sales of all CPUs might slow in anticipation of new technology being around the corner.

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