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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 2.2 - 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. In Chromebooks, AMD calles the APU AMD Ryzen 5 3500C, but with the exact same specifications (and performance).

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). The performance in our tests depends a lot on the used TDP settings and cooling system. Looking at our Cinebench R15 loop you see a huge difference on the sustained performance, but not as high as for the Ryzen 7 3700U. The average Ryzen 5 3500U for example is even slightly faster than an average Ryzen 7 3700U in our tests (performance rating). Compared with Intel CPUs, the 3500U is on par with a Intel Core i5-8265U (Whiskey Lake Quad-Core 1.6 - 3.9 GHz).

SeriesAMD Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU)
CodenameZen+
Series: Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) Zen+
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U compare2300 - 4000 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H compare2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
» AMD Ryzen 5 3500U2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 3580U compare2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U compare2100 - 3700 MHz4 / 84 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U compare2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U compare2100 - 3500 MHz4 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3250U compare2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Ryzen 3 3200U compare2600 - 3500 MHz2 / 44 MB
AMD Athlon Silver 3050U compare2300 - 3200 MHz2 / 24 MB
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
Announcement Date01/06/2019

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
40.4 pt (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 317     avg: 354     median: 364 (61%)     max: 372 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 1063     avg: 1436     median: 1477 (15%)     max: 1540 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 482     avg: 642     median: 650 (15%)     max: 682 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 131     avg: 142     median: 143 (62%)     max: 147 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 4542     avg: 4556     median: 4557.5 (47%)     max: 4565 points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 13249     avg: 16322     median: 17230.5 (29%)     max: 17578 points
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
368 s (4%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 15825     avg: 16929     median: 17024.5 (17%)     max: 17508 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 3502     avg: 3541     median: 3538 (23%)     max: 3580 MIPS
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 3.35     avg: 3.9     median: 4 (14%)     max: 4.15 fps
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 680     avg: 704     median: 694 (5%)     max: 795.9 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
min: 0.734     avg: 0.7     median: 0.7 (16%)     max: 0.804 sec
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5044     avg: 5951     median: 5950.5 (40%)     max: 6857 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 5213     avg: 6267     median: 6402.5 (29%)     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 (37%)     max: 49067 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 26201     avg: 36686     median: 32088 (37%)     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 (29%)     max: 10054 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 2450     avg: 2660     median: 2696 (19%)     max: 2880 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 (71%)     max: 3478 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 3400     avg: 3785     median: 3893 (58%)     max: 3924 points
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1+ 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 10099     avg: 11388     median: 11783 (20%)     max: 12171 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 772     avg: 880     median: 896 (58%)     max: 913 points
Geekbench 5 - Geekbench 5 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2599     avg: 3035     median: 3118.5 (19%)     max: 3244 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 777     avg: 884     median: 898.5 (55%)     max: 905 points
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 - Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 2543     avg: 3076     median: 3155.5 (26%)     max: 3234 points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 1101     avg: 1272     median: 1274.4 (2%)     max: 1692.7 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 19083     avg: 26794     median: 27809 (47%)     max: 32938 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 24     avg: 33.7     median: 34.7 (9%)     max: 42.5 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 34.5     avg: 37     median: 38 (10%)     max: 38.5 Watt
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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