What computer components are value-added resellers and system integrators buying for their builds this year? We asked the business intelligence team to gather the sales totals, and we have analyzed them through a number of filters to determine the hottest components for system builders thus far in 2015. Here we take a look at the best-selling processors (CPU), power supply units (PSU) and graphics cards (GPUs) to paint a picture of what components our VAR/SI customers are choosing this year. Here is the rundown.
10 Best Selling CPUs
Intel’s Haswell-E family of processors is well-represented. This indicates customers are building or overhauling systems using DDR4 memory. Intel Core i7s appear to be the go-to for business customers—no real surprise there. There are several Intel Xeon server CPUs listed as well, which suggests that Windows Server 2003 end of life prompted demand for custom server builds. See list of NeweggBusiness top 10 CPUs sorted by sales.
10 Best Selling PSUs
A dominant showing by Corsair is among the trends to note for the best-selling power supply units of the year so far. Other trends include a preference for energy efficiency, with each of the top 10 having 80 PLUS certification—again, no real surprise there—with Bronze level carrying the majority. This list includes a smattering of PSUs of all wattages; three output more than 1,000 watts, and three others 500 watts. The average wattage output among the top ten PSUs comes out to 856 watts. See list of NeweggBusiness top 10 PSUs sorted by sales.
10 Best Selling Video Cards
Hello, NVIDIA! We split this top 10 list of Video Cards down the middle, featuring the top 5 workstation GPUs and the top 5 desktop GPUs. In both instances NVIDIA swept the field, with Quadro outselling FirePro and GeForce topping Radeon GPUs thus far in 2015. We found that between 3 – 4 GB seems to be the average for onboard memory for cards on this list; seven out of the 10 use Maxwell-based GPU architecture. See list of NeweggBusiness top 10 GPUs sorted by sales.
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