AMD is continuing to succeed in their CPU department (it'll be years before the GPU department can hit this success) with the latest e-tailer in Germany (Mindfactory.de) seeing AMD Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper sales overtake Intel. Mindfactory.de is considered the "Newegg of Germany" to give you some perspective.
AMD's new megatasking-capable Ryzen Threadripper CPUs have been selling incredibly well, with enthusiasts and content creators snapping the 16C/32T processors for their great $999 price. Rewinding back to March 2017, AMD had only 27.6% of the desktop CPU market... but the company reached a huge 49% in July, nearly doubling its dominance in the CPU market, and now has over 56% of the CPU market in August. Amazing numbers from AMD, and very well deserved.
The best-selling Ryzen CPU seems to be the Ryzen 5 1600, a 6C/12T processor that is actually a massive bang for buck champion at only $220. The Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 5 1600X, and Ryzen 7 1700X are all second, third, and fourth, respectively.
The majority of Intel's sales are coming from their Core i7-7700K processor, but with AMD seemingly taking out the rest of the best-selling CPU positions, does it matter? Intel have continued to react to AMD for the entire year, after what seemed like blindness to AMD being a big competitor earlier this year. The pain will continue, as Intel confuses more gamers and consumers with new CPU architecture releases, new chipsets with VRM problems, and gimped chipsets like X299.
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