AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs Intel Core i5-1035G1

General info

Comparing Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

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Market segment
AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core i5
Architecture codename
Ice Lake
Launch date
6 January 2019 (2 years ago)
1 August 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores
4 (Quad-Core)
4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed
2.1 GHz
1 GHz
Boost clock speed
3.7 GHz
3.6 GHz
Bus support
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4 × 4 GT/s
L1 cache
384 KB
320 KB
L2 cache
2 MB
2 MB
L3 cache
4 MB (shared)
6 MB (shared)
Chip lithography
12 nm
10 nm
Die size
209.78 mm2
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Maximum core temperature
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100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
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72 °C
Number of transistors
4940 Million
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64 bit support


Information on Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration
1 (Uniprocessor)
Thermal design power (TDP)
15 Watt
15 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
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Speed Shift
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Turbo Boost Technology
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Hyper-Threading Technology
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Idle States
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Thermal Monitoring

Security technologies

Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

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Secure Key
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Yes with Intel® ME
OS Guard
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 are enumerated here.

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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733
Maximum memory size
64 GB
64 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
38.397 GB/s
58.3 GB/s
ECC memory support

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics card
Intel® UHD Graphics for 10th Gen Intel® Processors
Quick Sync Video
Graphics max frequency
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1.05 GHz

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported
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Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
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4096 x 2304@60Hz
Max resolution over eDP
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5120 x 3200@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
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5120 x 3200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

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Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1.

PCIe version
PCI Express lanes
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Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

Ryzen 5 3500U 9.05 +0.8%
i5-1035G1 8.98

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

Ryzen 5 3500U 4558
i5-1035G1 6870 +50.7%

TrueCrypt AES

TrueCrypt is a discontinued piece of software that was widely used for on-the-fly-encryption of disk partitions, now superseded by VeraCrypt. It contains several embedded performance tests, one of them being TrueCrypt AES, which measures data encryption speed using AES algorithm. Result is encryption speed in gigabytes per second.

Ryzen 5 3500U 4.4 +4.8%
i5-1035G1 4.2

WinRAR 4.0

WinRAR 4.0 is an outdated version of a popular file archiver. It contains an internal speed test, using 'Best' setting of RAR compression on large chunks of randomly generated data. Its results are measured in kilobytes per second.

Ryzen 5 3500U 2455
i5-1035G1 3800 +54.8%

wPrime 32

wPrime 32M is a math multi-thread processor test, which calculates square roots of first 32 million integer numbers. Its result is measured in seconds, so that the less is benchmark result, the faster the processor.

Ryzen 5 3500U 12.88
i5-1035G1 10.8 +19.3%

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Ryzen 5 3500U 650 +7.3%
i5-1035G1 606

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R15 (standing for Release 15) is a benchmark made by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version (sometimes called Single-Thread) only uses a single processor thread to render a room full of reflective spheres and light sources.

Ryzen 5 3500U 143
i5-1035G1 168 +17.5%

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 11.5 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R11.5 which uses all the processor threads. A maximum of 64 threads is supported in this version.

Ryzen 5 3500U 7.6 +31%
i5-1035G1 5.8

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

Cinebench R11.5 is an old benchmark by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. It was superseded by later versions of Cinebench, which use more modern variants of Cinema 4D engine. The Single Core version loads a single thread with ray tracing to render a glossy room full of crystal spheres and light sources.

Ryzen 5 3500U 1.65
i5-1035G1 1.97 +19.4%

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 10 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R10 using all the processor threads. Possible number of threads is limited by 16 in this version.

Ryzen 5 3500U 17231
i5-1035G1 21299 +23.6%


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Ryzen 5 3500U 7946 +0.8%
i5-1035G1 7883

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3500U and Core i5-1035G1 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Both CPUs satisfy the 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.


Competitors of Ryzen 5 3500U from Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3500U from Intel is Core i7-8709G, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest Intel rivals to Ryzen 5 3500U:

Competitors of Core i5-1035G1 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-1035G1 from AMD is Ryzen 5 3580U, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-1035G1:

Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

0.8% better performance in benchmarks

Higher boost clock speed (3700 vs 1000 MHz)

Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)


Advantages of Intel Core i5-1035G1

Somewhat newer (1 August 2019 vs 6 January 2019)

Cheaper ($626 vs $672)

Finer manufacturing process technology (10 vs 12 nm)

Turbo Boost 2.0 (dynamically manages an Intel CPU's voltage and core frequency, allowing them to exceed rated values for short periods of time)

Thermal Monitoring Technologies




So, which one is the better CPU?

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