Strong Ryzen 7 5800X3D sales leave Raptor Lake and Zen 4 trailing in its wake
Once again, TechEpiphany has posted sales data that comes from the German computer hardware retailer Mindfactory. Unsurprisingly, AMD parts have always been especially popular with this outlet, with their well-known appeal for desktop PC builders. However, Intel has managed to make a few incursions into the higher echelons of the sales data chart, and in this particular table (see below), there are even a couple of Raptor Lake chips with over 100 unit sales each: the Intel Core i7-13700K with 130 and the Intel Core i5-13600K with 120 units sold. But it’s six Ryzen chips that lead the list…and there’s nothing from Zen 4 in there.
The mighty Ryzen 7 5800X3D, the chip AMD still calls the world’s fastest PC gaming processor, rules the roost with 1,400 unit sales. It’s a huge amount when you consider the runner-up, the non-3D variant of the same chip, has 380 sales. The evergreen Ryzen 5 5600 managed 270 units sold, while the joint highest-selling Intel part was the Alder Lake Core i5-12400F (130). There are always numerous reasons for why one particular chip seems to outsell (and outshine) all the others, and it would be way too simple to state that Zen 4 and Raptor Lake CPUs were “flops” here.
The best-selling Ryzen 7000 processor in this list is the Ryzen 7 7700X on a comparatively paltry 70 units, while the heavy-hitting Ryzen 9 7950X scrapes up 40 sales. The awesome i9-13900K is absent but is reportedly out of stock and is still likely to become a favorite with many DIY builders because of its raw power. Having to also buy an AM5-compatible motherboard for a brand-new Ryzen 7000 processor will certainly have put some potential customers off, and it also appears that the impressive Ryzen 7 5800X3D's price tag has been heavily discounted to take on the current Raptor Lake threat. But Zen 4 is far from dead and buried, as you can guarantee there will be quite the commotion when Ryzen 7000 X3D parts start appearing.