AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
If you haven’t heard about the Ryzen 5 3500X until now it’s likely because this CPU is mostly being sold and marketed to OEMs and system integrators, depending on where you’re located. Initially it was reported as an OEM-only part for the Chinese market, but then appeared in other regions such as India. Turns out you can pretty much buy the 3500X anywhere, though the conditions will vary from one region to another.
In China it appears to be selling as a regular retail product that comes in a box with cooler and all. In Australia, you can only purchase the 3500X in a pre-built PC. Which still begs the question, how well does it perfom and what’s changed from the R5 3600?
Features of AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Processor
The advantage the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X has over the similarly priced first and second-gen Ryzen parts (1600 and 2600 are 6-core/12-thread processors) is the improved single core performance offered by those Zen 2 cores.
Thus in single-core Cinebench it’s basically on par with the Core i7-8700K, making it 25% faster than the R5 2600 and even 9% faster than the Core i5-9400F.
AMD’s SMT implementation for first and second-gen Ryzen wasn’t particularly useful for compression and as a result the 3500X is able to match the 1600 and 2600 series processors. That said, it is 22% slower than the R5 3600, so a reasonably large drop in performance there.
AMD’s SMT has always worked very well for decompression work, so the 3500X gets blown away as it can only compete with the Intel Core i5 processors in this test. This time it was 36% slower than the 3600 and 25% slower than the 2600.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Processor Specifications
- Product Family
AMD Ryzen™ Processors
- Product Line
AMD Ryzen™ 5 Desktop Processors
- # of CPU Cores
- # of Threads
- Max. Boost Clock
Up to 4.1GHz
- Base Clock
- Total L1 Cache
- Total L2 Cache
- Total L3 Cache
- Default TDP
- Processor Technology for CPU Cores
TSMC 7nm FinFET
- Unlocked for Overclocking
- CPU Socket
- Thermal Solution (PIB)
- Thermal Solution (MPK)
- Max. Operating Temperature (Tjmax)
- Launch Date