Intel Core i9-12900K Beats AMD Ryzen 9 5900X as the Best Selling CPU in the US Market

Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake-S processors continue to regain lost ground from AMD’s Ryzen 5000 parts in the desktop CPU market. The last time we checked, the Core i7-12700K was battling the Ryzen 5 5600X for the number one spot at Amazon and Newegg. A lot has changed since then. 266 dollars The Core i5-12600K is now Newegg’s bestseller, followed by the Core i9-12900K. AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X comes in third, and the Ryzen 7 5700G is in fourth.

The Core i7-12700K at $340 is ranked fifth while the Ryzen 7 5800X is at number six for $335. Almost all of these SKUs drastically reduced. Core i5-12600K dropped from $279 to $250, from 12,900K to $560, and from 12,400 to $189. AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X have been going for $209-19 and $299-39 respectively for a while now.

Things are a little different on Amazon. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips continue to top the charts here With the Ryzen 9 5900X, 5600X, 5600G, and 5800X in #1, #2, #3 and #4 respectively. The Core i9-12900K comes in at number five, still ahead of the Ryzen 9 5950X at number eight while the Core i5-12600K is at number nine.

At Microcenter, prices are the lowest and the charts haven’t changed much. The Ryzen 5 5600X ($209) continues to leadThe Core i7-12700K ($349) is at number 2, the Ryzen 9 5900X ($369) in third, and the newly launched Ryzen 7 5800X3D ($449) is in fifth. The Ryzen 7 5800X ranks sixth, followed by the Core i5-12600K and 12900K at #7 and #8, respectively. These two types are priced the same in most stores.

Finally, we have BestBuy. Interestingly, the keyword bestseller for CPUs is the Ryzen 7 5700G at $309. The Core i5-12600K, i7-12700K, and i9-12900K with price tags of $266, $384, and $619 are ranked second, third, and fourth, respectively. AMD’s Ryzen 5000 offerings are ranked a lot lower, after Rocket Lake and Comet Lake-S storage units.

In general, the desktop The CPU market stops close to Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake parts, but the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is sure to make an impact. Lineups for the next generation of chip makers are due to be formed later this year. While Intel is working on a more cache/more cores approach, AMD will focus on IPC, single-threaded performance, and power efficiency. This is essentially Intel’s copy of AMD’s tactics, a notable shift from the early days of Zen when the latter’s primary selling point was “moar core”. It will be interesting to see how Raphael and Raptor Lake work in high-performance PCs for gamers.

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