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News hardware & software 16 July 2019, 12:39

author: Conrad Hazi

AMD Sells More CPUs in Korea and Japan than Intel

Although not even ten days have passed since the launch of the new Ryzen 3000 series processors, the sales of AMD products have already managed to go through the roof and overtake the demand for Intel products in several important Asian markets.

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio..."

It seems that AMD is riding a hype-train that will be difficult to stop in the near future. At least that's what the latest reports from important Asian markets seem to indicate, as AMD achieved better sales results than Intel.

Turn the chart upside down to make AMD the leader? Not anymore...

The first of the presented charts comes from South Korea, and more specifically from the Danawa store, which is one of the largest retailers in this country. The information was compiled by Danawa Research, a subsidiary company, and shows that in recent days more than half of the processors sold are AMD chips (mainly the new Ryzen 3000 series CPU, which debuted on July 7). The best-selling chip, however, remains the Intel Core i5-9400F, just before the Ryzen 7 3700X, the slightly less popular Ryzen 5 3600X and, interestingly, the Ryzen 9 3900X, which sold better between July 6 and 11 than the Core i5-9600K.

Sale of CPUs in Danawa stores. Source: Danawa Research

The next chart was prepared by BCN Ranking and presents the latest data from the largest Japanese retail chains. 50.5% of all CPU recently sold in the Land of the Rising Sun are AMD products. Interestingly, as late as in October last year Intel dominated the market with a 72.1% share.

Comparison of AMD and Intel sales in Japan. Source: BCN Ranking

At the moment it is difficult to talk about a global trend, because the presented results are very scarce and cover a relatively small part of the global market. However, this does not change the fact that a breath of fresh air from competing CPUs was needed and that in the long run, consumers in particular could benefit from it.

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