AMD finally surpassed Intel CPU sales at Europe’s biggest PC market
For the first time in over a decade, AMD has overtaken Intel CPU sales and revenue at Germany’s largest online retailer, Mindfactory.de. This historic milestone is achieved thanks to sales of AMD’s Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs over the past few months.
In particular, AMD seems to be dominating the high-end desktop (HEDT) segment with Ryzen Threadripper. The enthusiast Threadripper family was introduced by Team Red just a month ago. The flagship Threadripper 1950X features 16 and 32 threads, and it outperforms Intel’s similarly priced processor by over 45%.
Below is the sales data from Mindfactory.de that has been collected and cataloged by a Redditor who goes by the moniker ingebor.
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According to the data, AMD had just 27.6% of the CPU market share when Ryzen first came out in March. The figure grew month over month to reach nearly 49% in July, and finally exceeded Intel’s in August with over 56% of the unit share. In other words, AMD has doubled its sales at the German e-tailer in just six months.
The 6 core Ryzen 5 1600 appears to be AMD’s best selling CPU. This should be of little surprise considering the wide popularity of the chip among mainstream builders. The $210 R5 1600 even led Amazon’s best sellers list at times, but it’s consistent position has been #2 behind Intel’s Core i7-7700K.
The Ryzen 7 1700 comes in close second, followed by Ryzen 5 1600X and Ryzen 7 1700X respectively. Unlike AMD however, Intel doesn’t seem to have a diverse lineup of highly popular chips. That is obvious from the fact that the 7700K accounts for nearly half of all Intel’s desktop unit sales.
Moving to revenue, the data clearly shows that AMD didn’t sacrifice profitability to gain more sales. The Ryzen Threadripper might not account for a huge percentage of unit share, but it does represent a healthy portion of AMD’s revenue share.
The data from Mindfactory.de represents the reaction of Europe’s biggest PC hardware market. So things are looking up for AMD, at least for now. Whether the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company could maintain its explosive growth will depend largely on how well Intel’s 8th Gen Coffee Lake processors perform on the market.