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[NewEgg] Best Selling CPUs & Video Cards of 2015

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CPU said:
  • Intel Core i7 processors seem to be the go-to choice for builders, especially the 4790K. It tops both sales revenue and sales volume lists. It was also number one in the list of best-sellers from earlier this year.
  • Intel makes a strong showing and an AMD processor appears in 4th place when we rank them by sales volume. Perhaps purchasers have more familiarity with the Intel brand or that they feel they get more value from Intel CPUs.
  • There are no Skylake processors on the list, which is to be expected since they have only been on the market for about a quarter. We’ll check back mid-2016.
  • All of the Intel processors are Haswell models, with a sizable subset being Haswell-E.
  • Plenty of multiplier unlocked processors show up on the two lists despite the fact that multiplier unlocking is primarily for overclocking.
  • I found that odd since most business users don’t overclock their computers. If you’re overclocking at work, let me know in the comments.

Top Five CPUs Ranked by Sales (Total Revenue)


  1. Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor
  2. Intel Core i7-5960X Processor
  3. Intel Core i7-5820K Processor
  4. Intel Core i7-5930K Processor
  5. Intel Core i7-4790 Processor

Top Five CPUs Ranked by Volume (Units Sold)



  1. Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor
  2. Intel Core i5-4460 Processor
  3. Intel Core i7-5820K Processor
  4. AMD FX-6300 Processor
  5. Intel Core-i5 4690K Devil’s Canyon Processor


GPU said:
  • Plenty of buyers choose the GTX 970 with it showing up in first place on both lists.
  • NVIDIA dominates both lists, with no AMD video cards showing up in the top five.
  • In regards to video RAM, 4 GB seems to be the most popular configuration.
  • The Titan X is the most expensive video card, costing over $1000. Unsurprisingly, it does not show up on the list ranked by units sold.
  • Speaking of units sold, the Quadro line shows up prominently, taking three of the five spots.
  • The least expensive video card is the PNY Quadro K620 2 GB with a price of $160 and it is the only card under $200.
  • The average price of the video cards ranked by volume is $385.70.

Top Five Video Cards Ranked by Sales (Total Revenue)


  1. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB PCI-e 3.0 x16 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
  2. PNY Quadro K4200 4 GB PCI-e 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
  3. EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X 12 GB PCI-e 3.0 Superclocked Video Card
  4. EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4 GB PCI-e 3.0 x16 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
  5. EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6 GB PCI-e 3.0 x16 SC+ w/ACX BP Video Card

Top Five Video Cards Ranked by Volume (Units Sold)



  1. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB PCI-e 3.0 x16 Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card
  2. EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB PCI-e 3.0 x16 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card
  3. PNY Quadro K620 2 GB PCI-e 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
  4. PNY Quadro K4200 4 GB PCI-es 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card
  5. PNY Quadro K2200 4 GB PCI-e 2.0 x16 Workstation Video Card

http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/best-selling-cpus-of-2015/
http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/best-selling-video-cards-of-2015/

Man EVGA game is sure strong.
 

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The EVGA 970 is the one I've been eyeing for quite some time.

While we're on the subject, can someone explain to me why they (EVGA) make like 8 different versions of the 970? How am I supposed to decide between them?
 

Garrett Hawke

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Not really surprised at the 970 domination, everyone I know who games on PC either has one or is getting one in the near future.
 

Woo-Fu

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Kind of surprised the 960 is so far up the list. Shows the power of the brand at this point.

Wish the 970s would get a price cut, would like to upgrade the 660 I have now. ATI has more bang for the buck in my price range but well, ATI.
 

CHC

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I like Nvidia but goddamn we need some legit competition here or shit is gonna get real crazy in the price department.
 

iceatcs

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Pretty much no competition in the PC market.

Funny that I owe number one CPU and GPU. A likely lot of people have i7-4790K and 970. I hope it will be specs standard for a while (next 3 years) for PC gaming, esp VR too.
 

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very happy with my 970. I'll wait a couple years for those new gen cards to drop in price and for actual games to use them on a larger scale.
 

Denton

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I bought 970 seven months ago for Witcher 3 and upcoming games.

Friend of mine wants to upgrade now. The 970 I have costs today more than it did when I bought it. And the bundled games are worse.
He is not happy. And doesn't know whether to bite the bullet and buy it, or wait for some accessible version of Pascal. But I think he will be waiting long ass time for that.

I just wish AMD would pick up again and come out with some amazeballs revolutionary architecture in both CPU and GPU, but I know it ain't happening.
 

KillerMan91

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Just bought R9 380 a month ago because at that price point (~220€) it had better value than Nvidias offering (GTX 960). Dunno why AMD gets its ass kicked so hard even with GPUs. With CPUs I understand as Intel dominates so completely in terms of performance.
 

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Quadro is for professinal use right?

Think we need a top 10 to get a more clear picture, AMD no where to be found on that list.
 

Woo-Fu

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Just bought R9 380 a month ago because at that price point (~220€) it had better value than Nvidias offering (GTX 960). Dunno why AMD gets its ass kicked so hard even with GPUs. With CPUs I understand as Intel dominates so completely in terms of performance.

Yeah, R9 380 is what I've been looking at since Nvidia doesn't feel the need to be competitive in that price range. I'm not confident AMD/ATI will be around to make drivers for the 3 years I typically use a videocard, though.

ATI gets its ass kicked so hard due to historically bad driver support in comparison to Nvidia. A number of generations it has also been the noisier/hotter/higher power draw option. I heated my bedroom for 3 winters with my last ATI card.

It shows how much of a stranglehold Nvidia has when the 970 can still hold onto 1st after the memory debacle.
 
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Quadro is for professinal use right?

Think we need a top 10 to get a more clear picture, AMD no where to be found on that list.

from halfway through 2015
http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/10-best-selling-cpus-of-2015-so-far/
http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/10-best-selling-video-cards-of-2015-so-far/

1. Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Quad-Core
2. Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core
3. Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core
4. Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core
5. Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell Quad-Core
6. Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 Ivy Bridge
7. Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad Core
8. Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell Quad-Core
9. Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Haswell
10. Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Haswell

1. NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4 GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
2. EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Superclocked 12 GB PCIe 3.0 Video Card
3. EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
4. PNY Quadro K2200 4 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
5. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
6. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
7. PNY GeForce GTX 980 G-SYNC Support 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
8. NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
9. NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
10. PNY Quadro K620 2 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card

only 1 out of the 10 mobos were AMD, too

amd is actually doing that bad
 

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Friend of mine wants to upgrade now. The 970 I have costs today more than it did when I bought it. And the bundled games are worse.
I upgraded to a 5820k a bit over a year ago, and the CPU price in € is higher now than it was when I bought it.

Admittedly, currency fluctuations play a part in that, but still. At least DDR4 got way cheaper.
 

Skux

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Here I was thinking everyone and their mother had a 4690K...

And who is buying the Titan X over the 980 Ti?
 

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eVGA is an awesome company, great support. So if the list has to be dominated by Nvidia, I'm glad it's eVGA leading the way.

That said, I'm extremely happy with my R9 390, I'm really glad I chose it over the GTX 970(which really was never an option for me because of the whole 3.5GB debacle).
 

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Very telling when your top-of-the-line, new-dangled 6gb gpu isn't selling as well as something fans were initially very mad about upon release. I bit the bullet and bought a 970 despite the underhanded marketing of it as 4 gigs. Happy with my purchase despite all, but the prices of all of these other guys are just too steep. This isn't how you usher in these gpus newer than the 970.
 

Durante

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What really surprises me is the amount of 5860X sold. I mean, obviously the revenue per unit is stratospheric, but still, #2 in the revenue chart is high.

More ultra-enthusiasts out there than you'd think.
 

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from halfway through 2015
http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/10-best-selling-cpus-of-2015-so-far/
http://blog.neweggbusiness.com/news/10-best-selling-video-cards-of-2015-so-far/

1. Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Quad-Core
2. Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core
3. Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core
4. Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core
5. Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell Quad-Core
6. Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 Ivy Bridge
7. Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad Core
8. Intel Core i7-4770 Haswell Quad-Core
9. Intel Xeon E5-2695 v3 Haswell
10. Intel Xeon E5-2620 v3 Haswell

1. NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4 GB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
2. EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X Superclocked 12 GB PCIe 3.0 Video Card
3. EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
4. PNY Quadro K2200 4 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
5. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
6. EVGA GeForce GTX 970 FTW ACX 2.0 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
7. PNY GeForce GTX 980 G-SYNC Support 4 GB PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
8. NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
9. NVIDIA Quadro K2000 2 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
10. PNY Quadro K620 2 GB PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card

only 1 out of the 10 mobos were AMD, too

amd is actually doing that bad

amdlogooutsideintherain.jpg
 

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I bought 970 seven months ago for Witcher 3 and upcoming games.

Friend of mine wants to upgrade now. The 970 I have costs today more than it did when I bought it. And the bundled games are worse.
He is not happy. And doesn't know whether to bite the bullet and buy it, or wait for some accessible version of Pascal. But I think he will be waiting long ass time for that.

I just wish AMD would pick up again and come out with some amazeballs revolutionary architecture in both CPU and GPU, but I know it ain't happening.

I was the same - I was eyeing building a PC when the 970 came out Sep 2014? I held off as I thought there was a yearly cycle to the graphics card which would make them cheaper which never happened. I guess its not like Apple hardware... When I finally bought in March 2015 - the US dollar was really strong and I had to pay a bit more.

Moral of the story, just buy things when they first come out, there's no point waiting, especially if they are things in demand.
 

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EVGA doing work.

Not sure if there's good rebates with them in the US but it's good to see great aftersales/service filtering through into sales.
 

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Love to see which gpu lines sold the most rather than specific gpus. Yeah the 970 just steamrolled everything, even without knowing any specifics on sales and 3.5 GB issue aside. It's still the best card for ~$300 and AMD may have cards that could fight with it in price, but having to upgrade my PSU for a new GPU isn't exactly going to keep me with team red
 

KillerMan91

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Yeah, R9 380 is what I've been looking at since Nvidia doesn't feel the need to be competitive in that price range. I'm not confident AMD/ATI will be around to make drivers for the 3 years I typically use a videocard, though.

ATI gets its ass kicked so hard due to historically bad driver support in comparison to Nvidia. A number of generations it has also been the noisier/hotter/higher power draw option. I heated my bedroom for 3 winters with my last ATI card.

It shows how much of a stranglehold Nvidia has when the 970 can still hold onto 1st after the memory debacle.

Of course it's only me but I have never had problems with ATIs drivers (first ATI card for me was HD 4850) so it has always puzzled me when I hear so many horror stories about ATI drivers. In terms of power hungry/hot cards it seems I have just upgraded at the right time for AMD. Last AMD card for me before this R9 380 was HD 5850 and it was pretty much all round better card than GTX 470 that was power usage monster and was hot as hell. Even during those days if I remember right Nvidia never lost their lead in GPU market. There definitely seems to be some brand loyalty that helps them too.
 

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I literally just bought my first Intel cpu the day because the disparity between the two processors is that huge. I originally looked at the 6300 to replace my 965 but that was barely an upgrade. Also, I just went with my first nvidia the 970 since the geforce 2 primarily because of power consumption
 

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I'm madly in love with my Gygabyte GTX 970 Windforce. It's the single best GPU I've ever had.

The GTX 970, I mean. This model is really cool (NPI), but the chipset itself is amazing, regardless of the model.
 

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Good luck to AMD to regain relevance in PC gaming, the overwhelming majority of PC gamers manifestly side with the Intel/Nvidia combo, for understandable reasons really as both Nvidia and AMD have their pros and cons.