AMD Ryzen 3000 Continues Epic Smackdown On Intel According To New Retail Sales Data

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AMD continues to lead the charge in processor sales at Mindfactory, one of the biggest computer hardware retailers in Germany, by outpacing Intel for yet another month. Helping to achieve that feat, AMD processor sales hit a record high in September at the German retailer, since the launch of the first-gen Ryzen family.

Granted, Mindfactory is but a single retailer, so the sales trends witnessed there do not necessarily translate across the board. However, as one of the largest computer hardware retailers in Germany, the data is relevant. It's also encouraging for AMD, which is finds itself competing with Intel from the top to the bottom of its product stack.

AMD And Intel CPU Sales And Revenue

AMD and Intel CPUs Sold at Mindfactory
Source: Mindfactory

Mindfactory reports selling nearly 18,000 Ryzen processors in September, versus less than 5,000 Intel CPUs. That breaks down to 8 out of 10 processors sold being AMD chips. The gap between AMD and Intel CPU sale is as big as it has ever been since Ryzen came out.

If we narrow our focus to sales of Intel CPUs, we see the tally seemingly tying a record low from June. It's also the third month in at least a year that sales of Intel processor dipped below 5,000 units at Mindfactory, according to the chart above.

Mindfactory CPU Revenue
Source: Mindfactory

For the month of September, AMD processors accounted for 75 percent of Mindfactory's CPU revenue, at around 4 million euros. Meanwhile, Intel processors accounted for 25 percent of the overall CPU revenue, at less than 1.5 million euros.

The gap in revenue has widened somewhat from the month before, though the split has been rather consistent since July.

AMD And Intel CPU Market Share

Mindfactory AMD and Intel CPU market share
Source: Mindfactory

The last slide we will take a look at reflects the market share breakdown. This is not a global representation, but a snapshot of Mindfactory's data for the month of September. What this slide underscores is how well the reception has been for AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors—they account for more than half of all AMD processors sold, and 43 percent of combined AMD and Intel processors.

What's also remarkable about this data is AMD has yet to release its Ryzen 9 3950X processor to retail (it comes out in November). Likewise, the Ryzen 9 3900X has been in short supply. Depending on the demand for AMD's higher-end (and pricier) Ryzen processors, this momentum we are seeing could very well continue for the next several months. In addition to the Ryzen 9 3950X coming out in November, AMD's third-generation Threadripper processors will debut then as well.

The caveat to this data is that it represents a single retailer—vendors like Amazon and Newegg do not share the same kind of sales data. Nevertheless, this is encouraging stuff for AMD (and a reminder to Intel that it can't rest on its laurels).