AMD is working on a new Ryzen 5 3500 processor. TUM_APISAK, a well-known source in the sector reveals that this new processor will offer 6 cores and 6 threads at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.60 / 4.10 GHz that could reach an aggressive price set around 150 dollars.
Ryzen 5 3500
— APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) August 23, 2019
With this price it is postulated as a fairly good option, because, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with 6 cores and 12 processing threads @ 3.60 / 4.20 GHz selling for 215 euros.
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500 would thus compete with the Intel Core i5-9400F, 6-core processor and 6 processing threads @ 2.90 / 4.10 GHz that also does not have integrated graphics and selling for around 160 euros with the same 65W TDP.
According to APISAK, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 yields a score of 12.8XX points in the 3DMark FireStrike Physics benchmarking software, while the Intel Core i5-9400F reaches 12,369 points.
Although the difference in performance is small, we must take into account the improved power consumption of AMD with its 7nm, and that for practically the same price we will have access to the PCI-Express 4.0 interface and cooling system far superior to that of Intel, so in terms of long term, the AMD option seems much more tempting, and more when we talk about having the great number of features at the lowest cost.