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AMD CPUs Are Selling Like Hotcakes On Amazon

Ryzen 9 3950X

Ryzen 9 3950X (Image credit: AMD)

AMD is obliterating Intel on Amazon's Best Selling CPU rankings where the top nine processors are repping the Red Team. With the current Black Friday frenzy (opens in new tab) going on, AMD Ryzen desktop processors are on sale at ridiculous prices (opens in new tab). It'll be pretty hard to Intel to regain any ground at all.

As big as a retailer as it is Amazon, the standings tend to shift around alot. But AMD's winning formula of offering more cores at lower prices is working out amazingly well for the chipmaker. If there are any changes to the standings, it would likely be among AMD's own processors rather than Intel.

At the time of writing, the Ryzen 7 2700X (opens in new tab) is currently the best-selling processor on Amazon's list. It's not had to see why the eight-core, 16-thread chip is the head honcho when it's selling for as low as $159. The second and third places belong to the recently launched Ryzen 5 3600X (opens in new tab) and Ryzen 7 3800X (opens in new tab), respectively. The Core i5-9600K (opens in new tab) is the only Intel processor in the top ten, and it's in last place.

AMD's Ryzen desktop processors are also dominating the Amazon charts abroad. Over at the UK, the Ryzen 5 3600 is the best-seller on Amazon. The Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 3800X are in the second and third spots, respectively. Intel is doing a bit better on this side of the world. in addition to the Core i5-9600K, the Core i9-9900K (opens in new tab) and Core i7-9700K (opens in new tab) are also inside the top ten.

Surprisingly, the Ryzen 5 2600 (opens in new tab) is the most popular in Germany. Similar to the Amazon UK standings, the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 7 3800X are in second and third, respectively. On the Intel side, we see the Core i5-9600K, Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K once more.

It'll be interesting to see whether AMD's processors can maintain their success after this Black Friday season.

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700X: was $350, now $290 (opens in new tab)
Use Rakuten's BF20 to get it at this price. The best gaming CPU value is the lowest price we've ever seen it. This 65-watt processor has 8 cores, 16 threads and a maximum rated boost clock of 4.4 GHz. 

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X: was $329, now $159 (opens in new tab)
This CPU comes with AMD Wraith Prism Cooling—an RGB setup to make your CPU stand out on the motherboard. The Ryzen 7 2700X is an 8 core XPU with a Max Boost frequency of 4.3 GHz.

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X: was $899, now $669 (opens in new tab)

This CPU initially release in 2018. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper is a 16 core processor with a max boost frequency of 4.4 GHz. If you're looking for a CPU with power, this is definitely a contender. It's currently available on Amazon for $679.

Zhiye Liu
Zhiye Liu

Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.

  • CerianK
    "...more cores at lower prices" is one thing, but what I find most interesting is that in a few cases in the AMD product stack when more cores are added (or enabled) for a new SKU... the power consumption may stay the same while the performance increases.

    It is not magic, but if that fact was put to best use for marketing, some extra magic might happen with sales of bigger SKUs.