AMD Ryzen CPUs Top Amazon's Best Sellers List

Everyone's getting ready for AMD Ryzen to debut. Manufacturers are releasing motherboard compatible with the new CPUs, AMD is steadily releasing more information about the processors, and now consumers have pre-ordered enough Ryzen chips to push them to the top of Amazon's best sellers list.

The Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1800X, and Ryzen 7 1700 are currently in the first, third, and fourth spots of Amazon's list of best-selling CPUs, respectively. Intel's 7th generation (Kaby Lake) i7-7700K and the 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz occupy the second and fifth spots on the list.

That isn't bad, considering that AMD opened Ryzen pre-orders yesterday, and nobody's been able to independently test the processors yet. That little niggle is the reason why we advised caution in our coverage of the 1700X, 1800X, and 1700 heading to sellers like Amazon and Newegg:

Sure, AMD presented a few of its own internal cherry-picked benchmarks, but that tells us very little about the CPUs’ actual performance. We would not deign to recommend (or not recommend) a product we haven’t tested, and we have not yet tested Ryzen.

In other words, AMD is asking you to pay for the promise of performance. Perhaps you’re willing to take the leap of faith based on what we do know about Ryzen, or perhaps you were always going to buy one of these CPUs and are worried that if you don’t preorder, the supply might run dry. 

Still, it's hard not to get swept up in the Ryzen fever. Manufacturers like Asrock, Gigabyte, and MSI; Biostar; and Asus have all revealed new motherboards for Ryzen, and people have practically champed at the bit whenever a little kernel of information has been revealed about the lineup.

That excitement reached a pitch during the company's announcement yesterday, where it revealed some benchmarks for the Ryzen CPUs, announced their prices, and offered more information about what AMD has planned for this next generation of products. If Amazon's best sellers list is anything to go by, that excitement has led to something of a "Shut up and take my money!" moment for AMD. The 1700X, 1800X, and 1700 will debut March 2.

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  • People are just stupid...when they find out that Ryzen is slower than Kaby Lake in gaming. Gaming is the number one reason people do make purchase.
  • irish_adam
    you have any proof to back that up? also even if the IPC is slightly better in kaby lake and you get an extra 1 or 2 frames from current games that doesnt mean games wont take advantage of those 16 threads in years to come. If they get within 5% of IPC performance then i'll be replacing my 2500k with a 1700x because i'm cheap and it means i wont need to upgrade anything but the graphics card for years to come
  • JamesSneed
    Lol, Freak was going all troll on the prior AMD Ryzen articles.

    It is a bit premature to jump all in on Ryzen but it doesn't make people stupid that is for sure.

    If they get within 10% Kaby Lake performance in single threaded games I'm replacing my 2500K.