- May 15, 2012
Well "Germans are on smart buy plan", or for AMD side R5 1600 is best seling CPU without any competition.The following graph is the reason, why I suggested a 2600X to the rig a friend of mine is building (much to my own surprise btw, he was at the cost level where I would have otherwise suggested 8700K):
The prices in Europe are mad: Currently a 8700K costs 470€ (was 450€ last week), even the 8400 is 307.32€. In comparison the 2600X is 233.24€ and vanilla 2600 is only 169.90€.
This is the Mindfactory.de data for september (Intel currently hovering at 25% market share)
As far i now, Mindfactory is only retailer who has CPU sales statistic or "uber verkauft" numbers.
Who cares for 8400 it can cost 500$, nobody cares when you can buy beeter CPU for less money.