AMD Ryzen processor sales crush Intel Alder Lake at a popular German retailer

Desktop processor sales have fallen sharply in recent weeks and months, with at least one analyst firm forecasting a nearly double-digit drop in PC shipments by the end of 2022. Yet people still buy CPUs, and pick up AMD processors at nearly double the clip as Intel chips from a major retailer.

The folks at Mindfactory routinely share CPU sales data, and Reddit user inbor has made a habit of conveniently plotting the numbers in a series of charts every few months. They’ve done it again, giving us a snapshot of sales trends from April 2021 to June 2022. What the latest numbers show is that the retailer is selling nearly twice as many AMD Ryzen processors as Intel CPUs. Have a look…


Source: Mindfactory (via Reddit user native)

As you can see, the sales differential between AMD and Intel CPUs has been in favor of the former trend every month in the first half of 2022. In June, AMD processors accounted for 63 percent of Mindfactory’s CPU sales, compared to Intel’s 37 percent. At the start of the year, the split stood at 57 percent and 43 percent, also in AMD’s favor.

It’s not all bad news for Intel, though. Sales data for June 2021 shows that a year ago there was a much wider gap, with AMD processors accounting for 81 percent of the retailer’s sales, versus Intel’s only 19 percent. The split was even bigger a month earlier, at 85 percent (AMD) and 15 percent (Intel).

What has changed since then is that Intel launched its Alder Lake lineup and has continued to expand it across both the desktop and mobile sectors. There is also data for…


Source: Mindfactory (via Reddit user native)

Looking at the breakdown of Intel CPU sales, three-quarters of processors sold are 12th-generation Alder Lake chips, with the rest largely split between Rocket Lake (11th generation) and Comet Lake (10th generation). Not surprisingly, Zen 3 is also responsible for the vast majority of AMD processors sold.

The revenue split is also favorable for AMD over Intel, although the margin is much smaller than a year ago. Have a look…


Source: Mindfactory (via Reddit user native)

Mindfactory gets 61 percent of its CPU sales revenue from customers who buy AMD Ryzen processors, while 39 percent comes from Intel chip sales. So AMD wins there too, although a year ago the split was significantly wider at 84 percent versus 16 percent in AMD’s favor. And at its peak, 90 percent of the retailer’s CPU revenue came from selling AMD processors.

It is important to note that we cannot extrapolate this data to represent the market as a whole. While Mindfactory is a popular retailer, it is one of many. And by the way, Morgan Stanly analyst Joseph Moore recently said he expects AMD to see a “material correction” in the PC market this year and next. He further forecast that AMD’s desktop-related revenue will fall by 26 percent year-over-year by the end of 2022, and another 2 percent in 2023. At the same time, he is “optimistic” that AMD will continue to grow in the data center, which represents a higher-margin sector. is.

Looking ahead, it’s worth noting that AMD will be launching its Zen 4 CPUs and its socket AM5 platform later this year. Likewise, Intel is gearing up to launch its Raptor Lake processors. We’ll have to wait and see how these new products shake things up and affect sales distribution at Mindfactory (and elsewhere).