Intel is finally off to a good start with its 12th Alder Lake Desktop CPUs seeing the highest share since the beginning of 2021 at Germany’s largest retail outlet, MindFactory, while AMD continues to lead the overall share.
Intel CPU Sharing Sees Huge Boost With 12th Gen Alder Lake Processors But AMD Ryzen Chips Still Dominate MindFactory
In the latest report shared by Ingebor on Reddit, Intel has finally surpassed the sub-30 percent quota it’s seen since the launch of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 and Ryzen 5000 CPU. Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs achieved the highest market share of 30% thanks to the launch of Alder Lake and discounts on several 11th and 10th generation CPUs. The Intel range was introduced in the first week of November, and while there was no significant shortage of CPU or motherboard, there was still a significant shortage of DDR5 memory that left many consumers waiting before upgrading to Alder Lake.
Intel Core and AMD Ryzen desktop CPU sales/revenue chart (Image credits: Ingebor):
As per the report, AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs still held an astonishing lead of over 70% of CPU sold during the month of November (over 15,000 total). The Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 5 5600X were the most popular chips of the bunch and even the Ryzen 9 5900X had a respectable share, higher than any Intel CPU and that’s a $500 chip we’re talking about. Intel CPUs, on the other hand, only accounted for 30% of CPU sold (over 5,000 units), but that in itself is a huge win for Intel given that they barely managed to top 5,000 before Alder Lake. The Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K seem to be among Intel’s most popular CPUs last month.
As for the revenue segment, AMD CPUs due to the large number of sales led to sales of over €5 million while Intel CPUs account for 26% or €2 million of sales. Intel CPUs managed 1 point each in positioning while AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X lost 5 cores. Even the Intel Core i5-10400 saw a drop of 8 cores while the Core i5-11400 dropped 7 positions. This may be due to the upcoming Core i5-12400F which will offer much better performance at a similar price. The Ryzen 7 3800X saw a 6-core rise thanks to significant chip price drops of between $250 and $300 in various outlets.
For overall position, Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs accounted for 37% of total sales while Rocket Lake made up 34% and Comet Lake made up 28%. AMD’s Vermeer Ryzen 5000 CPUs make up 68% of sales while Cezanne (Ryzen 5000G) and Matisse (Ryzen 3000) account for 15% and 14%, respectively. This is definitely an improvement on Intel’s part but there is still a long way to go. We’ll see further improvement in sales with improved DDR5 memory availability and Alder Lake availability on more mainstream platforms like the upcoming Non-K lineup with B660 and H610 motherboards. On the other hand, AMD is ready to unleash it early next year to take back the market from Intel.