AMD Ryzen 5 3500X: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2019
Performance 12.24

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

12.24%

of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

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

Place in performance rating471
Value for money46.25
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
Architecture codenameMatisse (2019−2020)
Release date24 September 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now$180 of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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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 cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads6
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.1 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache96K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache512K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache32 MB (shared)
Chip lithography7 nm, 12 nmof 5 (Apple M1 Max)
Number of transistors4,800 millionof 57000 (Apple M1 Max)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
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 configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8280)
SocketAM4
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

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 typesDDR4 Dual-channelof 4800 (Ryzen 9 6900HS)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth51.196 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

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.

Ryzen 5 3500X 12.24
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

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.

Ryzen 5 3500X 13320

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

Ryzen 5 3500X 1174

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Ryzen 5 3500X 5166

Relative perfomance

Overall Ryzen 5 3500X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


Intel equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Ryzen 5 3500X from Intel is Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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