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Ryzen 5 5600X joins the long list of AMD CPUs outselling every Intel part in record Mindfactory sales for Black Friday

Ryzen 5000 appears to be compounding Intel's woes with its performance gains. (Image source: AMD)
Ryzen 5000 appears to be compounding Intel's woes with its performance gains. (Image source: AMD)
The new Vermeer CPU from AMD, the Ryzen 5 5600X, has made a strong showing in the latest Mindfactory CPU sales data that covers Black Friday. The Zen 3 chip joins 12 other AMD processors in outselling every single Intel part on the list. Additionally, 2,290 units of the top-selling Ryzen 5 3600XT were purchased in comparison to just 290 Intel Core i5-10400F processors.

Mindfactory CPU sales data is usually heavily skewed in the favor of AMD products, but it seems Vermeer has really arrived now and is making Intel’s showing look even more miserable than before. While sales of the Ryzen 5 3600X apparently plummeted, the shortfall was picked up by the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5 5600X processor, as enthusiasts decided to test out the new architecture from AMD rather than settle for something that is aging, even if it is aging well. The Ryzen 5 5600X has reportedly shown 47% performance gains over its predecessor in synthetic benchmark testing.

The new Ryzen 5 5600X tallied 480 units sold, putting it way beyond the most popular Intel processor, the aforementioned i5-10400F. But the Vermeer part was still just in 13th position overall, simply contributing to AMD’s already considerable dominance in this particular sales sample. In fact, an incredible 12,215 AMD parts were sold for the week compared to just 2,040 Intel CPUs. The evergreen AM4 socket proved to be a continued success for Team Red too, because of its support for Zen, Zen+, Zen 2, and Zen 3 chips. Intel’s sales were mostly split between LGA 1151 and the newer LGA 1200 socket.

Even though AMD snagged 85.69% of the CPU sales share, the revenue amount was a bit lower, at €2,995,155 (US$3.586 million) or 84.17%. Once stock of Vermeer chips such as the impressive Ryzen 5 5600X and the other Ryzen 5000 parts becomes more easily available, it seems a lot of the AMD sales will be cannibalization-based as PC tinkerers replace older Zen-based CPUs. Because Intel just does not appear to be in a good position to challenge AMD in this particular space at the moment.

Top 15 sales. (Image source: @TechEpiphany)
Top 15 sales. (Image source: @TechEpiphany)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11-30 (Update: 2020-11-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.