Despite Intel’s discounts on its various chips, AMD dominated Amazon’s best-selling CPU chart. Some of the team red’s processors selling above MSRP.
Intel’s discounts couldn’t help, AMD dominated Amazon’s best-selling CPU chart. AMD has been biting Intel’s share of the CPU market for years. The former’s chips are now being used in 30% of Steam users’ PCs. It is also been reported that team blue is losing ground to its competitors.
But with Intel having the advantage of owning its fabs, the tech giant has avoided various availability problems as a result of worldwide chip shortage. It has even declined many of its top processors at a time when PC component prices are sky-high. Thus, one can imagine the Core range is taking up most of the slots on Amazon’s best-selling CPU list. But actually, it is AMD that is dominating, grabbing seven of the top eight places.
At position first, is Ryzen 7 3700X. The Zen 2 processor arrived in July with an MSRP of $329. It is literally down to $308 on Amazon, though at the time of writing, there are only nine left in stock. Next comes Ryzen 9 5900X. the Zen 3 chip is only available from third-party sellers for $800, a price height over the $549MSRP. But still, people are crazy to buy it.
In the top ten, the highest Intel entry is its Intel Core i7-10700K (sixth) which recently observed a price drop from $387 to $319. Moreover, Chipzilla also has CPUs in 9th place (Core i5-10600K) and 10th (Core i5-9600K).
Though released just last month, Intel has already declined a few of its 11th-gen Rocket Lake chips. The reason might be the mixed reviews that it received on many of its CPUs. The news of AMD’s popularity as the world’s largest online retail site may put Intel is thinking of new ways to improve its standing.