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AMD Ryzen 7000 processors – which models sell best?

The new AMD processors were supposed to be a hit, but the market did not accept them very well. This is also confirmed by the sales data – Ryzen 7000 models sell worse than the Ryzen 5000 series.

We are three months after the premiere of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors, i.e. completely new models that were supposed to shake up the computer market (we tested Ryzen 9 7950X, Ryzen 9 7900X and Ryzen 5 7600X). But that didn’t happen, and the processors are selling worse than expected.

Ryzen 7000 processors are selling poorly

Mindfactory store provides interesting data on the popularity of new processors. The German network publishes current sales data, so you can easily determine the popularity of a particular product here.

Top units are selling the least – the store sold a total of 1,280 units of the Ryzen 9 7900X model (an average of 13.9 units per day) and 1,690 units of the Ryzen 9 7950X model (an average of 18.4 units per day). By comparison, the Ryzen 9 5900X sells about 3 times better than the Ryzen 9 7900X model. Interestingly, the Ryzen 9 7950X has slightly better performance than the niche Ryzen 9 5950X model, but it is still quite a niche shelf.

Weaker models sell a little better, but there is no great interest here either. The Ryzen 5 7600X has sold 1,960 units since launch (21.3 units per day on average) and the Ryzen 7 7700X has sold 2,850 units (31 units per day on average) – by far the most popular model in the new series. Here it is enough to mention that such a Ryzen 5 5600X sells 4 times better than its successor (!).

Sale of Intel and AMD processorsSales of Intel and AMD processors from September 2021 to November 2022

Why don’t people want the new AMD processors?

Why such weak sales of Ryzen 7000 processors? Reasons can be sought in … money. New models may introduce a lot of changes, but they are not cheap. For this, it is necessary to buy a new, expensive motherboard for AM5 and not very cheap DDR5 memory. Competing 13th Gen Intel Core models were often better in this regard. The manufacturer tried to save himself by significant price reductions, which certainly increased processor sales.

Source: MindFactory, Reddit @ingebor

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