Average Bench: 81.7% (213th of 1445)

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.

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 653Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 637Pts
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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 BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
88% 162 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 698
78% 613 Pts
64-Core 621
38% 621 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
87% 160 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 762
80% 642 Pts
64-Core 772
48% 772 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 265
86% 158 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 634
75% 578 Pts
64-Core 633
39% 633 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 269
85% 158 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 637
74% 577 Pts
64-Core 640
40% 640 Pts
AM4, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
82% 154 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 648
73% 570 Pts
64-Core 663
41% 663 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,964,566 CPUs tested

Typical Ryzen 5 3500X Builds (Compare 6,750 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B450M S2H

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $448

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 Comments

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

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

Cheap, affordable CPU, nice performance/price ratio


Good

2 years ago.

it,s a verry good bang for the buck cpu


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

this specific processor is really underrated


Excellent

2 years ago.

best processor for gaming and everything else


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

4 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.


Good

4 years ago.

Interesting.


Excellent

3 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.


Good

3 years ago.

Very good cpu for its price


Excellent

2 years 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.


Average

8 months ago.

Its good enough for the price.


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