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AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

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).

SeriesAMD Ryzen 5
CodenameZen+
Series: Ryzen 5 Zen+
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X (compare)3600 - 4200 MHz6 / 1216 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (compare)3400 - 3900 MHz6 / 1216 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 3500U (compare)2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
Clock Rate2100 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)15 Watt
Transistor Count4500 Million
Manufacturing Technology12 nm
SocketAM4
FeaturesXFR, FMA3, SSE 4.2, AVX2, SMT
GPUAMD Radeon RX Vega 8 ( - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/06/2019

Benchmarks

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
min: 349     avg: 362     median: 362 (70%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1294     avg: 1431.5     median: 1463 (21%)     max: 1493 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 491     avg: 631.2     median: 646 (15%)     max: 665 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 137     avg: 142.4     median: 143 (66%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 4542     avg: 4555.7     median: 4560 (47%)     max: 4565 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16980     avg: 17346.3     median: 17481 (27%)     max: 17578 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
368.3 seconds (4%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
12.9 seconds (3%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
min: 16902     avg: 16977     median: 16977 (16%)     max: 17052 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
min: 3530     avg: 3555     median: 3555 (51%)     max: 3580 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
134.8 fps (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
12 Seconds (3%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
697.1 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 5213     avg: 5997.5     median: 5922 (30%)     max: 6542 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 29562     avg: 34747.2     median: 30215 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 30656     avg: 35865.2     median: 31869 (38%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 26201     avg: 37835.8     median: 35073 (41%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 5310     avg: 6319.2     median: 6439 (16%)     max: 7132 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 7744     avg: 8982.4     median: 8868 (27%)     max: 9982 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 12999     avg: 13075     median: 13081 (16%)     max: 13145 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3258     avg: 3404.3     median: 3477 (71%)     max: 3478 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3400     avg: 3694.8     median: 3701 (58%)     max: 3906 Points
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10099     avg: 11069.2     median: 11299 (20%)     max: 11837 Points