Average Bench: 81.7% (167th of 1385)

Based on 33,544 user benchmarks.  Device: 178BFBFF00870F10 Model: AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 6-Core Processor

The upcoming hex-core, third generation Ryzen 5 3500X, shares the same Zen 2 7nm microarchitecture as the incumbent 6-core, 12-thread Ryzen 5 3600. The 3500X has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock just short of the 3600’s 4.2 GHz, at 4.1 GHz. It also has 35 MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. Given the architecture and clock speeds, the 3500X will offer very similar gaming performance to the SMT enabled 12-thread 3600, but at a significant discount in price. Early UserBenchmarks show that there is just a 1% gap in effective speed between the 3500X and 3600. Also anticipated for release is the non-X, Ryzen 5 3500, which will have slightly less L3 cache. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

Very good average bench

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X averaged just 18.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Quad Core Speed 490Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 129Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X is 22.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 653Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 637Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 33,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.6 Memory 74.3 83.8
106 1-Core 129 137
207 2-Core 255 274
82.8% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
372 4-Core 490 542
467 8-Core 637 761
71.9% 564 Pts
Min Avg Max
486 64-Core 653 770
40.4% 653 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.5
1-Core 138
2-Core 270
88% 162 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 684
79% 614 Pts
64-Core 670
42% 670 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.6
1-Core 137
2-Core 276
90% 165 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 650
74% 580 Pts
64-Core 647
40% 647 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
84% 158 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 765
81% 647 Pts
64-Core 766
47% 766 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.3
1-Core 133
2-Core 263
83% 155 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 669
75% 590 Pts
64-Core 730
45% 730 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 76%
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450M S2H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $385

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3rd generation AMD Ryzen processor, built to perform, designed to win...

Added 3 years ago.


11 months ago.

Cheap, affordable CPU, nice performance/price ratio


15 months ago.

it,s a verry good bang for the buck cpu


18 months ago.

i had the perfect experience with my rx 570 4gb and this ryzen 5 3500x processor.


1 month ago.

this specific processor is really underrated


15 months ago.

best processor for gaming and everything else


3 years ago.


3 years ago.

Recently released to compete with Intel Core i5-9400F, this CPU, unlike the more powerful Ryzen 5 3600, doesn't come with multithreaded support but retained large amount of L3 cache and the PCIe 4.0 support that the new Zen 2 CPUs had. Judging from the recent benchmarks which suggested Ryzen 5 3500X being very competitive against the Intel counterpart at both of the performance and value which many users would look for.


3 years ago.



2 years ago.

Managed to pick one up for $100. Great all-around CPU for gaming and light workstation. Unfortunately, I did not win the silicon lottery and got a chip that can only overclock to 4.025GHz at 1.275V. Still managed to bench a decent single and quad core score on UBM.


22 months ago.

Very good cpu for its price


19 months ago.

On 16th of Feb 2021 paid only 136 euro (620PLN) for this brand new chip but with no cooling. Amazing value! Performance basically the same as of Ryzen 5 3600 but at a much lower price. Super happy with it! Coupled with Arctic Freezer 34 eSports Duo so it runs really cool - idles around 45 Celsius but stressed does not exceed 70.

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