AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs Continue To Dominate, 5800X3D Outsells All Ryzen 7000 CPUs In Germany
AMD continued its dominating spree in the retail DIY segment in Germany with its Ryzen CPUs over Intel’s Core lineup. But it looks like AM4 CPUs remain the most popular chips while Intel’s Alder and Raptor Lake CPUs are in a better position than the Ryzen 7000 processors.
In data compiled by Ingebor at Reddit, we can see the latest market statistics from Germany’s largest PC hardware retailer, Mindfactory. According to the figures, December 2022 marked the second-best sales month for the entirety of the past year. AMD CPUs amounted to almost 20K units sold while Intel CPUs amounted close to 11K units sold. AMD retained a +50% CPU sales share while Intel only managed a 37% share during the previous month. The revenue split was similar to the sales figures though Intel did manage a 41% revenue hold due to more PC builders buying into their higher-end and premium products.
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The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D managed once again to lead the charts owing to its impressive value for money thanks to massive discounts over the past few months and it’s strong gaming performance that can be enabled across a wide spectrum of AM4 motherboards without the need to upgrade a platform. The CPU alone sold 3250 CPUs (a -29% drop over the previous month) and managed to outsell AMD’s entire Ryzen 7000 CPU lineup. The Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X also sold over 2000 units while the Intel Core i5-12400F moved 2260 units.
Amongst all chips, only Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake & 13th Gen Raptor Lake CPUs were the ones to see double-digit gains. Meanwhile, AMD’s newly launched Ryzen 7 7700 saw a -27% drop in sales. Intel will also be introducing its 13th Gen Non-K 65W CPUs today which will allow them to capture even more DIY market but it remains to be seen how consumers respond to the recent price hike of up to 10% on a majority of chips. AMD will also launch its own Ryzen Non-X CPUs but that does not change the fact that the AM5 platform as a whole is the reason why Ryzen 7000 sales have been so poor since their launch.
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As for the entirety of 2022, AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X was the most popular CPU with a total of 28,820 units sold followed by the Ryzen 7 5800X with 25,280 units and the Ryzen 5 5600G APU taking up the 3rd place with 18,3000 units. The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is picking up the pace and is currently the 4th most popular chip with 15,150 units sold so far.
As of right now, Mindfactory sold 71% Vermeer (Ryzen 5000) chips, 15% (Ryzen 7000) chips & 13% (Ryzen 5000G) chips. Meanwhile, the same retailer sold 43% Alder Lake (12th Gen) and 46% Raptor Lake (13th Gen) chips. More users seem to be buying Intel’s newest Core lineup instead of Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Once again, the platform cost is to blame and is also the reason why AM4 remains so popular for AMD users.
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AMD Ryzen 7000 release date, specs and everything we know
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Editor’s Note: AMD unveiled a few new CPUs in the Ryzen 7000 line at CES 2023, most notably the Ryzen 7040, the first (and so far only) laptop CPU in the lineup — and the first AMD laptop CPU to ship with onboard Ryzen AI tech.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop processors have arrived. AMD announced the pricing and availability of its upcoming Zen 4 architecture-based CPUs during the company’s “Together we advance PCs” live stream in August 2022. As previously revealed during Computex 2022, the new chips will feature TSMC’s 5-nanometer process and run on AMD’s new AM5 platform.
AMD released four Ryzen 7000 series CPUs on September 27, 2022. As it did with the previous Ryzen 5000 chips, the company plans to release the higher-end (i.e. more expensive) CPUs first and then follow up with more budget processors later this year. Prices for the initial crop of CPUs ranges from $299 to $699.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
AMD Ryzen 7000: Price and release date
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series processors will launch on September 27, 2022. The line will consist of four CPUs.
The chips will start at $299 for the Ryzen 5 7600X, which is the same price as the Ryzen 5 5600X. The Ryzen 7 7700X is priced at $399, the Ryzen 9 7900X at $549 and the Ryzen 9 7950X at $699.
AMD Ryzen 7000: Performance and specs
The AMD Ryzen 7000 series chips are the first desktop chips based on a 5-nanometer process. During the live stream, the company claimed that the Zen 4 processors (codenamed «Raphael») have a 13 percent IPC (Instructions Per Clock cycle) uplift over the Zen 3 architecture-based Ryzen 5000 series. This is higher than the eight to ten percent IPC uplift the company claimed during Computex 2022.
AMD had previously said the new processors would be capable of reaching clock speeds over 5GHz and, based on the specs provided, that seems to be the case. The company also says the chips will have a 29 percent increase in single-thread performance over the previous gen. It also said the Ryzen 9 7950X will have a six to 35 percent performance boost in games compared to its last-gen equivalent. As always, we’ll need to conduct our own benchmark testing to verify these claims.
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AMD compared the Ryzen 9 7950X’s performance to Intel’s i9-12900K in the V-Ray benchmark test. AMD’s CPU had a 47 percent better performance-per-watt over its rival. That’s interesting, but keep in mind this is just a single test and isn’t indicative that AMD’s Raphael CPUs will outperform Intel’s Alder Lake chips across all metrics.
AMD says the new processors will outperform last-gen CPUs by 35 percent when set to a 170W TDP, 37 percent when set to a 105 TDP, and 74 percent when set to a 65W TDP. Those are bold claims, which we will have to verify independently.
Since Ryzen 7000 CPUs use the AM5 socket platform, you’ll need to upgrade your motherboard. AMD plans to sell AM5 motherboards starting at $125 and will support them until 2025. As The Verge notes, this coincides with the predicted launch of Zen 5 in 2024. Zen 4 CPUs and AM5 motherboards will require DDR5 RAM and there won’t be compatibility for DDR4.
AMD Ryzen 7000: Outlook
Though AMD has been making notable progress with its CPU line in recent years, it will still face an uphill battle against the juggernaut that is Intel. But if the Ryzen 7000 series is as powerful as AMD claims, the new CPUs could give Intel a run for its money. Of course, we’ll need to see independent benchmark tests to see what the new CPUs are capable of. But if you’re a PC gamer, particularly one who is a fan of Team Red (as AMD is affectionately called), then the Ryzen 7000 series is worth keeping an eye on.
Of course, the ever-present elephant in the room is the ongoing semiconductor shortage. Though the Zen 4 CPUs are slated to launch on September 27, we’re not sure how readily available they’ll be. After all, we’ve already seen Intel delay its Arc desktop GPUs to the latter half of this year because of the effects of the global pandemic. With luck, AMD can launch its new processors without incident.
Incidentally enough, a new leak alleges that Intel will launch its Raptor Lake CPUs a month after AMD’s processors. If this is accurate, prospective CPU buyers will have to choose between Team Red and Team Blue.
Stay tuned for more updates.
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everything we know about the new generation of AMD
- Ryzen 4000 (4th Gen) for Mobile
- Ryzen 4000 (4th Gen) for PC
- Zen 3 Microarchitecture
- AMD Plans Until 2024!
At an event held at Interlagos on November 15 last year, AMD reinforced the confirmation by Lisa Su, CEO of AMD , that a new generation of 9 processors will be launched0017 Ryzen 4000 (4th generation) , with a focus on mobile and desktop platforms, for 2020.
Even without all the confirmed information, the Ryzen 4000 processors should debut with the new Zen 3 (7 nm) architecture, while the Ryzen 4000 APUs will arrive with the Zen 2 (7 nm) architecture. Kind of confused? Keep reading and we’ll tell you everything we know about the new processors from AMD Item 2020:
Ryzen 4000 (4th Gen) Mobile
The new Ryzen 4000 APU, which has a data processor and a graphics unit on the same chipset, should appear during the next CES 2020 , as well as the previous generation, which will take place between January 7 and 10 next year. They will ship with microarchitecture Zen 2 , built in 7nm (Taiwan Semiconductor) .
The same type of architecture was used in Ryzen 3000 processors from last year, meaning something that was already very well received on desktops will make its way to laptops and other mobile devices in early 2020. nine0023
In response to a question asked by the site VentureBeat , AMD CEO, Lisa Su seemed to have kept the new generation Ryzen APU in a «safe field» as the new Zen 3 microarchitecture it is still in development stage. Regardless, he remains optimistic about launches next year. She said:
“We are also very excited as we approach 2020. At the start of 2020, you will see our next generation mobile products built on 7nm that have yet to hit the market. A very strong portfolio.» nine0023 Lisa Su, AMD CEO
Ryzen 4000 (4th Gen) for PCs
Processors (CPUs) Ryzen 4000 for PCs must follow last year’s agenda, which runs between July and August. The news will hit the market with the new Zen 3 microarchitecture built at 7nm+. Higher performance means lower energy consumption.
Zen 3 microarchitecture
New Zen 3 architecture expected to be 8% better than Zen 2
The new Zen 3 microarchitecture is expected to present much higher performance than the previous generation while maintaining the same cores and frequency. Some analysts note that the technology will provide 8% more clock instructions compared to Zen 2 . In addition, the architecture should support eight chiplets per chip, with improvements in the cache hierarchy and infinite fabric to reduce latency.
In addition to all the architectural improvements, Zen 3 it should be able to reach higher frequencies while maintaining the same temperatures. Rumors suggest an increase of up to 200 MHz in the entire line of processors.
Zen 3 properties in relation to Zen 2
AMD plans until 2024!
In October AMD went public for the first time to talk about the new Ryzen 4000 processors as well as the new Zen 3 microarchitecture. However, there was room for comment on plans to dominate the processor market by 2024! This is what the company planned to release the next architectures for almost half a century. nine0023 AMD has already confirmed the Zen 3 microarchitecture for mid-2020, followed by Zen 4 in 2022.
According to the company, the Zen 3 microarchitecture (codename «MILAN») is almost ready and is arriving along with Ryzen 4000 processors, in the middle of the year. The good news is that it will remain compatible with the AM4 platform. This means that if you have a AM4 motherboard, you can enjoy it for a few more years without going out of use.
In 2021, following rumors and tradition, AMD will release version Zen 3+ , retaining compatibility with the AM4 platform and with some «minor» improvements. A year later, in 2024, the microarchitecture Zen 4 (codename «GENOA») is expected to change along with the platform. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but it should launch a 5nm manufacturing process.
Finally, the Zen 5 microarchitecture does not have a specific release year. If they don’t change the calendar, maybe it will appear in 2026 and then Zen 5+ In 2027.
There is not much news about these new chipsets from the 4th generation of the line yet. Ryzen , however we are sure we will have more information at CES 2020 . We will be direct from the exhibition and will tell you all the news first hand.
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New blow to China. AMD deprived the country of technologies for the production of processors
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AMD has terminated its cooperation with China, which meant providing the country with access to its modern architectures. At the disposal of the PRC, only the obsolete Zen architecture of the first generation remained, while AMD itself in 2019completely switched to a more modern Zen 2.
AMD parted ways with China
The head of AMD, the second manufacturer of mobile and desktop processors after Intel, Lisa Su (Lisa Su) announced the termination of licensing of its x86 processor architectures to China. In 2016, writes the Tom’s Hardware portal, China and AMD created a joint venture Tianjin Haiguang Advanced Technology Investment Co. Ltd. (THATIC) for the development of single-chip systems, which received a license to use the Zen architecture in the production of its own processors. nine0023
The license agreement provided for a substantial profit for AMD — the document provides for payments to the company in the amount of $293 million as the joint venture reaches a certain level of development. In addition, royalties were due on each Chinese processor sold on AMD’s Zen architecture.
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Lisa Su announced her decision to end cooperation with China at the Computex 2019 exhibition, which takes place annually in Taipei (Taiwan). At this international event, Chinese Zen chips called Hygon were noticed, and the head of AMD decided to comment on the situation with their appearance. nine0023
Lisa Su, CEO of AMD
However, Lisa Su did not specify whether the trade war that erupted between the US and China (AMD is an American company) and which has already caused very serious problems for Huawei, which also first received a refusal to cooperate with Intel, is related to AMD’s decision, and then lost the ability to release its Kirin processors after the revocation of the ARM license. This was followed by its expulsion from the SD Association, which deprived Huawei smartphones of support for microSD memory cards, then the company was expelled from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and a new blow was Microsoft’s refusal to provide Huawei with Windows licenses and access to updates to this OS. nine0023
However, the CEO of the American chip maker has repeatedly stated that the company is forced to take into account the requirements of the US government and US laws when working with its foreign partners.
Consequences for the Chinese side
The decision announced by the head of AMD means that China will no longer have access to the current developments of the company, which includes the latest Zen 2 architecture that underpins the third generation of Ryzen processors (pre-announced in January 2019g.) and EPYC Rome server chips.
The creation of a joint venture THATIC was of interest to the Chinese side primarily as a tool to reduce the backlog from the United States in technical terms. At the same time, AMD did not participate in the development of the enterprise in any way, limiting itself only to providing a license and not providing any additional information to the Chinese engineers involved in the development of the processor.
Chinese clone of AMD
AMD’s passive participation in THATIC led to the fact that the Chinese did not end up with completely new processors. Server 14nm Hygon processors turned out to be a complete copy of AMD chips — no changes were made to the architecture, and even a new socket standard was not developed. In other words, server Hygons are installed in the same Socket SP3. The only difference was the integration of Chinese data encryption standards, because all Hygon chips are focused on the Chinese domestic market. nine0023
As for the Hygon desktop processors, the actual counterparts of Ryzen, their main difference was the installation directly on the motherboard by soldering, without the use of connectors. In addition, a discrete chipset (set of system logic) was not provided for such processors — according to the manufacturer, all the necessary components were included in the processors themselves.
The potential of Chinese processors
Despite the absence of obvious differences from AMD chips, Chinese Hygon processors have already clearly demonstrated their capabilities.