Comet Lake flakes in latest Mindfactory sales data as over 34 times more AMD Ryzen 5 3600 chips are sold than Intel Core i7-10700K parts
There have been many spelling doom for Intel’s Comet Lake series even before it was officially launched, but latest sales data from Mindfactory seems to offer an exact depiction of that particular scenario. While AMD’s Matisse parts are still selling like hot cakes – 1,710 units sold for the Ryzen 5 3600 – there doesn’t seem to be much love around for Intel’s Comet Lake CPUs. The best-selling example was the i7-10700K, with just 50 sales recorded.
Obviously, there are many variables to take into account here, but the sales data from Mindfactory does give some sort of indication of how well particular series from the two big chipmakers are doing. It’s clear to see, at least so far, that Comet Lake has made little impact. The best-selling Intel Core processor for this sales week was the gaming-friendly Coffee Lake i7-9700K, which racked up a much more respectful sales tally of 170 units.
However, it’s still Zen 2 Matisse chips that are gobbling up the majority of sales, with even the Pinnacle Ridge AMD Ryzen 5 2600 making a strong appearance with 700 parts sold. In terms of overall CPU numbers, 5,270 AMD processors were sold compared to just 770 for Intel. Desktop PC builders are clearly attracted by the legendary price/performance ratio that AMD offers, and Intel will be hoping that enthusiasts are more amenable to the upcoming Rocket Lake series, which, like Comet Lake before it, is also based on a 14nm manufacturing process.