AMD Ryzen 5 3500 6 Core, 6 Thread CPU Specifications Leak Out – Up To 4.1 GHz Clocks, Aiming The $150 US Price Point


AMD is silently working on new Ryzen 3000 processors which would be launched soon for both OEMs and consumers. The new processors include models such as the Ryzen 5 3500 which has been leaked by TUM_APISAK.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 Aims To Be The Best Budget CPU - 6 Cores, Up To 4.1 GHz at Around $150 US

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500 is definitely aiming the $150 US budget market considering the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 is already placed at $199 US. Many non-X Ryzen 3000 series processors have started to leak out during the recent weeks and this is one of them. Since there is still room for expansion in the sub-$200 US market, AMD is adding new options. The only Ryzen 3000 variant they had until now was the Ryzen 5 3600 while the lower end is covered by the Ryzen 3000 APUs which still are based on the Zen+ architecture.

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So coming to the specifications, the Ryzen 5 3500 would feature 6 cores and 6 threads. That's right, multi-threading would be missing on this part and you'd have to pay around $50 more to get your hands on 12 threads. The chip is said to feature clock speeds of 3.6 GHz base & 4.1 GHz boost that are decent and you can also be able to manually overclock the chip. Considering the other non-X parts, the Ryzen 5 3500 could feature a TDP of 65W. The processor also scores 12,800 points in the 3DMark Firestrike Physics benchmark.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Lineup

CPU NameRyzen 5 3500Ryzen 5 3500XRyzen 5 3600Ryzen 5 3600XRyzen 7 3700XRyzen 7 3800XRyzen 9 3900XRyzen 9 3950X
Base Clock3.6 GHz3.6 GHz3.6 GHz3.8 GHz3.6 GHz3.9 GHz3.8 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost Clock4.1 GHz4.1 GHz4.2 GHz4.4 GHz4.4 GHz4.5 GHz4.6 GHz4.7 GHz
Cache (L2+L3)16 MB32 MB35 MB35 MB36 MB36 MB70 MB72 MB
PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH)4040404040404040
Price$129 US?$149 US?$199 US$249 US$329 US$399 US$499 US$749 US

The competition for this chip would be Intel's Core i5-9500 and Core i5-9400F. Both processors are placed in the sub-$200 US market, retailing at $192 and $182 US respectively. The Core i5-9400F has a much lower retail price compared to what Intel has officially listed and can be found for as low as $145 US. These processors also rock 6 cores and 6 threads with the difference being in their clock speeds. The Core i5-9500 is tuned at higher 3.0 GHz base and 4.4 GHz boost while the Core i5-9400F is tuned at 2.9 GHz base & 4.1 GHz boost clocks. Both CPUs are 65W designs and considering the clock speeds of the Ryzen part, it will be a close competition.

The Ryzen CPU obviously rocks a more modern 7nm architecture so it will be able to edge out the Intel-based parts with relative ease in most cases at a lower price point. It also rocks PCIe Gen 4.0 support and a feature-rich X570 platform that should go along well with it. If the CPU does launch at $150 US, it will definitely be a rocker for the mainstream userbase looking for a decent option at or even under $150 US.

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