In a nutshell: AMD has lastly admitted to the existence of the completely leaked Ryzen 5 3500. Sliding into the line-up only a notch below the 3600, the 3500 has 6 cores/6 threads, clocks of three.6/4.1 GHz, a 16 MB L3 cache and a 65W TDP. It received’t be on the market aside from OEMs, however if you’d like a comparable processor, a 2600 ought to just do fantastic.
The processor first appeared on the radar in August when Apisak tweeted out all its specs with good accuracy. Then MSI by accident confirmed it, HP by accident confirmed it, Dell only in the near past confirmed it, in fact Amazon had a number of listings… you get the purpose. AMD lastly gave up the ghost, launched a product web page and is handing out their generic product assertion:
“We’re providing the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 processor to OEM companions and channels in sure areas. This processor will allow our companions to take full benefit of AMD’s most superior CPU platform, providing highly effective gaming and high-speed productiveness efficiency, with a assist of business main PCIe 4.0, AMD’s Precision Increase Overdrive and Ryzen Grasp Utility.”
|TDP (Watts)||Increase/Base (GHz)||L3 Cache (MB)||PCIe Lanes||Value|
|Ryzen 5 3600X||6/12||95W||4.4/3.8||32||40 PCIe 4.0||$250|
|Ryzen 5 3600||6/12||65W||4.2/3.6||32||40 PCIe 4.0||$200|
|Ryzen 5 3500||6/6||65W||4.1/3.6||16||40 PCIe 4.0||~$175|
|Ryzen 5 2600X||6/12||95W||4.2/3.6||16||20 PCIe 3.0||$150|
|Ryzen 5 2600||6/12||65W||3.9/3.4||16||20 PCIe 3.0||$120|
Varied corporations have been taking the 3500 for a spin on Geekbench, and taking the common of the eight runs provides a multi-core rating of 4886 and a single-core rating of 1149. That’s in fact beneath the 3600’s 6921 and 1212 scores, however fairly similar to the 2600’s 5408 and 980. The 3500 could possibly be anticipated to beat the 2600 in evenly threaded functions like video games, however will probably be defeated in multi-threaded duties.
Presently the 3500 can solely be bought contained in the (slightly fairly) Dell Alienware Aurora desktop, both at $1,200 with 8GB of RAM, a 5700 and a 1TB HDD, or at $1,350 with an improve to 16GB of RAM and an extra M.2 drive. However with each configurations, Dell will allow you to improve to the 3600 for less than $25 further – a much higher deal. We’ll need to see if the 3500 will be higher worth in future configurations.