AMD Ryzen 5 3500X: specs and benchmarks

AMD Ryzen 5 3500X

Summary

AMD started AMD Ryzen 5 3500X sales 24 September 2019. This is Matisse architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 6 threads, and is based on 7 nm, 12 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4100 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is AMD Socket AM4 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 15.25 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Ryzen 5 3500X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.35
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Series
AMD Ryzen 5
 
Architecture codename
Matisse
 
Launch date
24 September 2019 (1 year ago)
 
Price now
$257
 

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores
6 (Hexa-Core)
 
Threads
6
 
Base clock speed
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
4.1 GHz
 
L1 cache
96K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
512K (per core)
 
L3 cache
32 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
7 nm, 12 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Number of transistors
4,800 million
 
of 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Ryzen 5 3500X compatibility with other computer components and devices: 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)
 
Socket
AM4
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
65 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 3500X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 3500X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4 Dual-channel
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
51.196 GB/s
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Ryzen 5 3500X.

Integrated graphics card
-
 

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Ryzen 5 3500X. Overall benchmark performance 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.

15.25

Passmark

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.

13386

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Ryzen 5 3500X is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 100% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
100%

Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3500X from Intel is Core i7-9700, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.

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