AMD Ryzen 3000 Sales Hit All-Time High, Ryzen 7 3700X & Ryzen 5 3600 Sales Reach 2x Total Number of Intel CPUs Sold

Oct 1, 2019
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AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors continue to exceed sales expectations in various markets despite reports of an ongoing shortage. Last month, we thought AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU sales peaked out, however, the latest numbers from AMD's subreddit member, Ingebor, show that AMD has hit an all-time high in September when it comes to the number of CPUs sold.

AMD CPU Sales Hit All-Time High As Ryzen 3000 CPUs Demand Remains Strong - 3rd Straight Month of Crushing Intel's Entire 9th Gen Lineup

As per the latest monthly statistics from Mindfactory, around 18,000 AMD Ryzen CPUs were sold which amount to 81% of the total CPUs sold by the German retailer. Only 19% or less than 5000 Intel CPUs sold in the previous month which is the lowest number in the last two years since AMD introduced Ryzen. The percentage and number of CPUs sold are even higher than July when these processors were initially introduced which means that demand continues to remain strong for 3rd Gen Ryzen processors and one can only imagine the market share if AMD sorts out supply issues with their top-end 3rd Gen processors which include the Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryzen 9 3900X.

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Another interesting data set that can be extrapolated from the information is how AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 sales alone exceed that of Intel's entire CPU lineup. If you combine both of AMD's mainstream chips, the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600, you can see that they amount to twice the sales share of Intel's entire lineup. This is interesting but could also be an eye-opener for Intel as it has left the market open for AMD to eat up the mainstream market ($150-$300 US). Intel is soon going to introduce another flagship chip, the Core i9-9900KS and their new HEDT Core-X lineup but I believe what Intel really needs to focus on are better prices and well-positioned mainstream chips if they want to remain relevant in this crucial segment.

This also resulted in higher revenue than the previous month. AMD CPUs accounted for 75% of the revenue which is around 4,000,000 Euros while Intel CPU accounted for 25% of the revenue which is less than 1,500,000 Euros. Here, you could see that despite a small percentage of Ryzen 9 3900X sales, the processor accounted for just as much revenue share as the Ryzen 5 3600 which sold in higher quantities. This is due to the higher price of the Ryzen 9 3900X and the same can be said for Intel's higher revenue coming in from the flagship Core i9-9900K and the Core i7-9700K processor which retail for $350 US+.

Lastly, we can see the share split between Intel’s and AMD’s lineup. 53% of the AMD CPUs sold were Mattise or Ryzen 3000 series based, 28% were Pinnacle Ridge-based, 3% were Summit Ridge-based while the remaining 16% were Threadripper HEDT CPUs and APUs. Intel’s share included 74 percent Coffee Lake Refresh or 9th Gen CPUs, 23% Coffee Lake or 8th Gen CPUs, and the rest of the 6% were Skylake-X and Kaby Lake 7th Gen CPUs.

What's more reassuring for AMD's high-end processors is that their flagship 16 Core Ryzen 9 3950X chip is said to be delayed due to clock-speed optimizations and not supply issues. If AMD manages to offer a good supply of Ryzen 9 3950X to retailers, we could see a further boost to their revenue and the fact that 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper is also scheduled to arrive in November, we can see a good jump to AMD's HEDT figures.

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Ryzen 5 3600
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