If you follow the hardware surveys on Steam, it's no secret that AMD lags far behind both Nvidia and Intel. However, the advantage of the latter may soon decrease. At least that's what the data on July processor sales at the German Mindfactory suggests, as much as 76% of which were AMD products (via Reddit). Apparently, the situation is similar on Amazon, where the ten most purchased CPU models include as many as eight products from AMD's catalog.
Funnily enough, in the case of Mindfactory.de, sales of Ryzen CPUs in July decreased, not increased. In June and May, AMD's models accounted for more than 80% of all CPUs purchased. By contrast, the company ended 2020 with 91% against Intel's 9%, largely due to the warm reception of models based on Zen 3 architecture, as these accounted for most of CPUs bought at Mindfactory.de, both last year and this year.
Of course, data from a single store can not be used to for an "AMD conquers the market" thesis. However, similar trends can be seen in other sellers such as Newegg, Alzashop, and eBay (although in the latter two it is difficult to talk about Ryzen dominance). So it is possible that AMD may finally think seriously about competing with Intel. At least for now - CPUs from the Alder Lake (or 12000) series loom on the horizon, which may prove to be much more efficient than Ryzen Zen 3 (not to mention this year's Intel models), and - although here we can only speculate about the availability in the West - the Chinese Longson project.
- AMD - official homepage