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AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

AMD R5 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 2.1 GHz to 3.7 GHz with a Radeon RX Vega 8 iGPU 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. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 5 3500C, but the specifications (and performance) are the same.

The Picasso SoC uses the Zen+ microarchitecture with slight improvements that should lead to a 3% IPS (performance per clock) improvements. Furthermore, the 12 nm process allows for higher clocks at similar power consumption.

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.

Performance

The average 3500U in our database matches Intel Core i7-1065G7 in multi-thread performance to be an OK lower mid-range option for thinner, lighter laptops and truly small mini-PCs.

Power consumption

The Ryzen 5 has a default TDP of 15 W (also known as the long-term power limit), a value that laptop manufacturers are free to set to anything between 12 W and 35 W with clock speeds and performance changing accordingly as a result. Either way, this is a tad too high to allow for passively cooled designs.

This little CPU is manufactured on a somewhat old, as of late 2022, 12 nm process for average energy efficiency.

SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
CodenameZen+

Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+

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AMD Ryzen 7 3700U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U compare2.3 - 4 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U « 2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 3450U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U compare2.1 - 3.7 GHz4 / 8 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 3350U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz4 / 4 cores4 MB L3
Clock Rate2100 - 3700 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
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 (Ryzen 2000/3000) ( - 1200 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Architecturex86
Announcement Date01/06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
30.5 pt (34%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 317     avg: 354.3     median: 364 (42%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1063     avg: 1436     median: 1477 (6%)     max: 1540 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 482     avg: 642     median: 650 (7%)     max: 682 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 131     avg: 142.4     median: 143 (44%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (37%)     max: 4565 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (19%)     max: 17578 points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.35     avg: 3.9     median: 4 (9%)     max: 4.15 fps
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3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (13%)     max: 6857 Points
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
18229 Points (17%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5213     avg: 6267     median: 6402.5 (18%)     max: 6967 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 29562     avg: 32942     median: 30254 (19%)     max: 48997 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 30656     avg: 34184     median: 31241.5 (26%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 26201     avg: 36686     median: 32088 (27%)     max: 54995 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 5217     avg: 6435     median: 6613 (17%)     max: 7132 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 7496     avg: 9199     median: 9380 (17%)     max: 10054 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2450     avg: 2660     median: 2696 (13%)     max: 2880 Points
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (10%)     max: 3244 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (40%)     max: 3924 points
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (13%)     max: 12171 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
min: 9503     avg: 12182     median: 13040 (23%)     max: 13145 points
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
min: 3258     avg: 3405     median: 3442.5 (67%)     max: 3478 points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Geekbench Floating Point
16467 Points (32%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1101     avg: 1272     median: 1274.5 (1%)     max: 1693 ms