AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU could be a solid option vs Intel I5-9400F

Serial leaker TUM_APISAK has revealed details of the latest budget offering for the Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 series.

The Ryzen 5 3500 was previously seen in an ECC listing with other Ryzen 3000 series processors like the Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 7 3700 (none X) that are expected to be releasing soon.

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The specifications listed are a 6 core CPU without SMT, a first for Ryzen 5 parts, and a 3.6GHz base clock with a 4.1GHz boost clock and the previous leaks showed the 3500 as a 65W part like the Ryzen 5 3600. 

This could end up being a superb budget gaming processor which would stack up against the Core i5-9400F which also has 6 cores and 6 threads.

How good it is, is dependant on pricing, as this is the first time AMD has released a Ryzen 5 in this configuration we can’t be sure where they will position it.

The most likely scenario is at a similar price point to the Ryzen 5 3400G which is a 4 core 8 thread CPU with an integrated GPU, but comfortably below the Ryzen 5 3600 price.

Currently, in the UK, the Ryzen 5 3400G costs £137.99 on Amazon or £149.99 RRP.

The Ryzen 5 3600 costs £188.99 with an RRP of £199.99.

Model Core i5-9400F Ryzen 5 3400G Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5 3500*
Cores/Threads 6/6 4/8 6/12 6/6
Architecture Coffe Lake Zen+ Zen 2 Zen 2
Base Clock 2.9GHz 3.7GHz 3.6Ghz
Boost Clock 4.1GHz 4.2GHz 4.2GHz 4.1GHz
L3 Cache 9MB 4MB 32MB 32MB
TDP 65W 65W 65W 65W
PCI-e Lanes PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe 4.0 x20 PCIe 4.0 x20
Memory Support DDR4 2666 DDR4 2933 DDR4 3200 DDR4 3200

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