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AMD’s bet on Ryzen just keeps paying off. Today, new data seems to indicate that Ryzen sales haven’t peaked yet. Instead, they’ve hit an all-time high. Ingebor, a member of the official AMD subreddit showed figures from MindFactory’s sales indicating that AMD CPU sales have hit an all-time high.
This is huge news and it’s a complete turnabout from the position team Red was in a couple of years ago. It’s also interesting because it comes in the wake of continued supply issues with high-end Ryzen.
We talked about AMD’s Ryzen supply issues earlier. From what we understand, supply-side pressure is greatest on the higher end components, including the Ryzen 7 3700X and the Ryzen 9 3900X. On the other hand, the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X continue to be in stock at more or less launch prices. This is despite the fact that they are a much higher volume product. It seems almost as if AMD is artificially imposing supply limits to push prices up on the higher end Ryzen parts.
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Nevertheless, overall sales are phenomenal. The Ryzen 5 line alone has sold more units than Intel’s entire CPU lineup.
As we’d mentioned earlier, though, consumer CPU shares are only a small part of the overall business AMD and Intel do. It’s the server market that really matters. And here, while Team Red has a lot of catching up to do, they’ve gone from essentially 0 percent market share 2 years ago to as much as 10 percent now. We’ll keep you posted Ryzen and just how well it does.