AMD has launched its Ryzen 5 3500X for sale worldwide, a processor that until now was exclusive to the Chinese OEM market only. This movement is logical, considring few days ago AMD also announced a price reduction for the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 3800X. The arrival of this new processor only favors things for the future launch of the Intel Comet Lake-S (10th Gen), which in essence are the existing Coffee Lake Refresh (9th Gen) spins, thus providing small performance improvements but further increasing power consumption and temperatures.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X is a 6-core, 6-thread processor @ 3.60 / 4.10 GHz (vs the 6-core and 12-threads Ryzen 5 3600X), which has been designed to compete with Intel’s most popular entry, the Core i5-9400F, which shares the same number of cores and threads.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Specifications

Specifications Ryzen 5 3600X Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5
Process 7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads 6 / 12 6 / 6
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
L2 Cache 3 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCI Express Gen 4
TDP 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Stealth Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth (Global)
Wraith Spire (China)


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If we remember the review of the Ryzen 5 3500X, this productivity processor in PCMark 10 is up to 4.3% faster than the Intel Core i5-9400F, in compression, coding and rendering it is up to 34% faster, while on average its around 11% faster. Finally, in games the AMD CPU wins with an average of 1 extra FPS on average.