Comet Lake Core i7-10700K offers a ray of light for Intel in new Mindfactory sales data report
Mindfactory CPU sales reports, which are frequently shared by TechEpiphany, often depict a similar scenario when it comes to the AMD vs. Intel or Ryzen vs. Comet Lake space. The parts from Team Red are very popular with the German retailer and processors from Intel have been left struggling far behind over recent months. However, the latest data report shows some support for the Intel Core i7-10700K, which has managed to break into the Ryzen 3000 stranglehold at the top of the sales chart.
As ever, the terrific value AMD Ryzen 5 3600 tops the leaderboard with 1,740 units sold, but the Intel Core i7-10700K is back in seventh position with 130 units sold. That might not seem like good news for Intel at a first glance, but it wasn’t long ago that we reported how the Zen 2 chip from AMD had managed to sell over 34 times as many units as the i7 Comet Lake processor. Now it’s “only” 13 times more.
The Intel Core i7-10700K appears to be a good choice for gamers. It’s eight cores make it future-proof to an extent, in terms of gaming at least, and the advertised clock rates are attractive to tinkerers and overclockers: 3.80 GHz base and 5.10 GHz maximum boost (increased performance on a single core that is dependent on the thermal headroom). Comet Lake may have generally been perceived as underwhelming to many, but at least there is one representative that has been flying the flag for Intel.