AMD Ryzen 5 3500U vs AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a mobile SoC that was announced in January 2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.2 - 3.8 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops.

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U

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The AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U is a mobile SoC for business laptops that was announced in April  2019. It combines four Zen+ cores (8 threads) clocked at 2.1 - 3.7 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 graphics card with 8 CUs (512 Shaders) clocked at up to 1200 MHz. Specified at 15 Watt TDP, the SoC is intended for thin mid-range laptops. Compared to the similar consumer variant Ryzen 5 3500U, the PRO model features additional management and security features (e.g., full memory encryption) and longer warranty / availability.

The Picasso SoCs use the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12nm process allows higher clock rates at similar power consumptions.

The integrated dual-channel memory controller supports up to DDR4-2400 memory. As the features of the Picasso APUs are the same compared to the Raven Ridge predecessors, we point to our Raven Ridge launch article.

AMD states that the Picasso APUs are about 8% faster than the predecessors. Therefore, the Ryzen 5 3500U should be ahead the Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U (2 - 3.6 GHz) and nearly on par with the Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U (2.2 - 3.8 GHz).

AMD Ryzen 5 3500UAMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
Zen+Zen+
: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 24 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U (compare)2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U (compare)2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Gold 3150U (compare)2600 - 3300 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U (compare)2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 24 MB
2100 - 3700 MHz2100 - 3700 MHz
384 KB384 KB
2 MB2 MB
4 MB4 MB
4 / 84 / 8
15 15
4500 4500
12 12
AM4AM4
XFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMTXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
iGPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
AMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 PRO 3500U

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.9 pt (45%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 317     avg: 351     median: 358.5 (67%)     max: 372 Points
min: 354     avg: 362     median: 361.5 (68%)     max: 369 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1063     avg: 1435     median: 1484.5 (15%)     max: 1540 Points
min: 1328     avg: 1339     median: 1338.5 (13%)     max: 1349 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 482     avg: 637     median: 647.5 (15%)     max: 682 Points
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min: 558     avg: 585     median: 584.5 (13%)     max: 611 Points
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Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 131     avg: 142     median: 143 (64%)     max: 147 Points
min: 140     avg: 142     median: 142 (63%)     max: 144 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.6 Points (17%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (64%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (47%)     max: 4565 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (29%)     max: 17578 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
368 seconds (4%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
12.9 seconds (3%)
WinRAR - Result
2455 KB/s (25%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 16901     avg: 17064     median: 17035 (17%)     max: 17508 MIPS
min: 15910     avg: 16221     median: 16220.5 (16%)     max: 16531 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3530     avg: 3550     median: 3553 (23%)     max: 3580 MIPS
min: 3432     avg: 3474     median: 3474 (23%)     max: 3516 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
39.2 fps (23%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
135 fps (47%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
min: 3.9     avg: 4     median: 4 (15%)     max: 4.15 fps
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min: 3.36     avg: 3.5     median: 3.5 (13%)     max: 3.6 fps
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TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.4 GB/s (23%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 680     avg: 690     median: 694 (5%)     max: 703 Seconds
min: 786     avg: 796     median: 795.5 (6%)     max: 805 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean *
min: 0.734     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.763 sec
0.8 sec (17%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (40%)     max: 6857 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
27.8 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
697 Seconds (3%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
18229 Points (25%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5213     avg: 6186     median: 6323 (29%)     max: 6967 points
min: 5150     avg: 5781     median: 5781 (26%)     max: 6412 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29562     avg: 33981     median: 30254 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
43514 Points (28%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30656     avg: 35865     median: 31869 (38%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 26201     avg: 37836     median: 35073.5 (41%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5217     avg: 6338     median: 6544 (17%)     max: 7132 Points
min: 5629     avg: 5860     median: 5859.5 (15%)     max: 6090 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7496     avg: 9130     median: 9278 (29%)     max: 10054 Points
min: 8547     avg: 8809     median: 8808.5 (28%)     max: 9070 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
6193 Points (50%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
6118 Points (55%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
16467 Points (32%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
12317 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
11917 Points (31%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9503     avg: 12182     median: 13040 (23%)     max: 13145 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3258     avg: 3405     median: 3442.5 (71%)     max: 3478 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
13873 Points (22%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3682 Points (75%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3669 Points (58%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
10597 Points (26%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (61%)     max: 3924 Points
3820 Points (60%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (20%)     max: 12171 Points
10419 Points (18%)
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 772     avg: 880     median: 896 (62%)     max: 913 Points
Geekbench 5 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (19%)     max: 3244 Points
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 777     avg: 876     median: 902 (62%)     max: 904 Points
863 Points (60%)
Geekbench 5.1 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 2543     avg: 3064     median: 3157 (26%)     max: 3234 Points
2824 Points (23%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 1101     avg: 1306     median: 1286.5 (2%)     max: 1692.7 ms
min: 1097     avg: 1211     median: 1211.1 (2%)     max: 1325.1 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
129 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 19083     avg: 26180     median: 27726.5 (53%)     max: 29237 Points
min: 27185     avg: 27437     median: 27437 (52%)     max: 27689 Points

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 3500U → 100%

Average Benchmarks AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U → 97%

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