AMD ' s Ryzen processors experienced a major sales spike following the launch of Ryzen 3000 products in Asia, cutting deep into Intel ' s CPU turf, according to a new report.
The Danawa Research report in question (highlighted by Wccftech) notes that after the Ryzen 3000 chip launch, AMD eventually sold more processors than Intel.
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Based on figures from Danwa, a major South Korean retailer, just a few days after the Ryzen 3000 products went on sale, AMD ' s chips achieved a market share of 53.36%, more than half of the market and more than what Intel had done.
In the previous weeks, AMD's market share had dropped around 20% to 40%, so this is a huge boost for Ryzen sales.
That said, we must take into account the usual restrictions here: we can only put so much inventory (unintended item) in sales figures from a single retailer.
Given the apparently highly variable AMD market share in the last few weeks, we must treat this Asian resource with even more caution than the German retailer Mindfactory, which is often cited as a barometer of European CPU sales (and even the reliability of that) source) only goes that far, and is certainly questioned).
So take this news with a pinch of salt, in other words, although Wccftech uncovered a second Asian source, BCN Ranking, which collects sales data from four major retailers in Japan. It noticed that the AMD market share has shrunk to 50.5% – with only 49.5% to Intel. If we go back to October 2018, according to BCN, Intel owned 72.1% of the market, so this is also a big step forward for AMD.
It is clear that these findings about the popularity of CPUs in Asia are interesting, but perhaps not surprising in view of the rave reviews given on the new Ryzen products, which include our reviews here at TechRadar.
AMD & Ryzen 3000 not only competes on price (which was always the case), but also on price / performance – and crucially also energy efficiency (a missing part of the puzzle, earlier). It is a threefold threat to Intel, in short, as we have already made clear.
There are some other interesting statistics from South Korean retailer Danwa, including the fact that the best-selling AMD chip is the new Ryzen 7 3700X with 10.34% of sales. However, it is the second best CPU overall, with Intel leading the pack with its Core i5-9400 at 14.55%.
The retailer also notes that there is a massive skew in terms of interest – clicks, not sales, on the retailer's website – in favor of AMD ' s range of processors, with 77% of users on AMD ' s chips clicks instead of 23% for Intel ' s chips. That is more than three-quarters of the potential buyers who are looking for team red.
These latest Asian figures, combined with recent results from German retailer Mindfactory, seem to indicate that Intel really needs to come up with something special in response to Ryzen 3000.
And indeed, as we saw last week, according to a recent leak, this answer may be a 10-core Comet Lake CPU to beat the Ryzen 9 3900X. We can only hope that this is the case, or something that is just as juicy to encourage more competition in the CPU arena.
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