AMD’s Ryzen 5 3500 six-core six-thread CPU has been listed online on MD Computers, one of India’s major PC hardware retailers. The processor has been priced at Rs. 11,199 which puts it right in competition with Intel’s i5-9400F available at Rs.11,750 (at the time of writing this). But, at the moment, the Ryzen 5 3500 is available for pre-order with dispatch starting from October 5th.
The 3500 the 3500X are based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarchitecture and the 7nm process. Both have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and can boost up to 4.1 GHz with the only difference being L3 cache. The former has 16MB while the latter has 32MB L3 cache. They have native support for up to 24 PCIe 4.0 lanes as well as dual-channel DDR4-3200 memory.
Early benchmarks by the Bilibili reviewer that surfaced online showed the 3500X outperforming the 9400F by about 5.52% in single-core and 8.05% in multi-core performance. The Master Lu benchmark, which is the sort of Chinese version of Geekbench showed the 3500X to be 4.82% faster than the 9400F. There were also a few benchmarks from games like PUBG, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, World War Z and League of Legends.
|Game||Minimum FPS||Average FPS||Maximum FPS|
|PUBG||76||~ 80 – 85||94|
|Shadow of the TR||56||77||84|
|League of Legends||175||~ 190 – 200||222|
|World War Z||109||126||171|
Given the similar specifications of the two chips, we can expect very similar performance from the 3500, which makes it quite a competitive offering. The 3500 is expected to start shipping from October 5th while the release date for the 3500X is currently unknown.