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.