AMD is working on a new processor, the Ryzen 5 3500filtered by TUM_APISAK, a well-known source in the sector that reveals the arrival of this processor that will offer 6 cores and 6 wire of processing at a Base / Turbo frequency of 3.60 / 4.10 GHz that could reach an aggressive price set around 150 dollars, that is, some 160 euros.
Ryzen 5 3500
6C / 6T
4.1 / 3.6 Ghz
– APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) August 23, 2019
With this price it is postulated as a pretty good option to play, since for example, the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 with 6 cores and 12 processing threads @ 3.60 / 4.20 GHz moves in the 215 euros, that is to say, 55 euros of difference where the 6 threads less will have little impact on the games, which makes it a CPU to take into account when mounting a low cost gaming equipment, being able to save said price difference for invest it in the component that really matters, the graph.
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500 would compete like this with the Intel Core i5-9400Fprocessor 6 cores and 6 processing threads @ 2.90 / 4.10 GHz which also does not have integrated graphics and is around 160 euros with the same 65W TDP.
As APISAK indicates, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 yields a score of 12.8XX points in benchmarking software 3DMark FireStrike Physics, Meanwhile he Intel Core i5-9400F reaches 12,369 points.
Although the difference in performance is small, we must take into account the improved consumption of AMD with its 7nm, and that for practically the same price we will have access to the PCI-Express 4.0 interface and a much superior series cooling system to Intel, so in terms of long term, the AMD option seems much more tempting, and more when we talk about having the largest number of features at the lowest cost.