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Intel CPUs Outselling AMD at German E-Tailer Mindfactory.de

Category: CPU's
Posted: 02:21PM

When AMD launched its Ryzen processors last year, they were recognized as a return of competition to the CPU market, which Intel had long dominated. This led to AMD actually outselling Intel as people sought the high thread count at affordable prices, but it appears AMD's reign has ended, at least at one e-tailer. Mindfactory.de is Germany's largest online retailer and has been sharing its sales data, which is how we know AMD got ahead of Intel, and now the data shows Intel ahead again at 58% to AMD's 42%. While Intel has represented the majority of sales now, there are some important points to the data's context.

Perhaps the most important piece of contextual information is the upcoming launch of the Ryzen 2000 series based on the Zen+ architecture. As promising and powerful as the Zen architecture proved to be with the Ryzen 1000 series of CPUs, there are a number of improvements expected and already announced for its successor, including support for faster RAM. Those following news from AMD are likely holding off on CPU purchases until the Ryzen 2000 series and accompanying x470 chipset release. Another point WCCFtech makes, that is rather interesting to me at least, is AMD's dominance in between the HEDT platforms. While the Ryzen Threadripper/x399 platform is not exactly cheap compared to the entry-level Intel HEDT parts, it offers many useful features, like 64 PCIe lanes off the CPU and better price-per-core than Intel's higher core count chips.

Time will tell how long this sales lead will last, and the Ryzen 2000 series and x470 platform is expected to launch in April.

Source: WCCFtech

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