AMD Ryzen 5 3500X : China-Only Model Goes Global!

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X processor, previously reserved for China only, is going GLOBAL!

Here is everything you need to know about the newish AMD Ryzen 5 3500X!


The AMD Ryzen 3000 Processor Family

The AMD Ryzen 3000 processor family, also known as the 3rd Gen Ryzen processor family, is based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture, and fabricated on the 7 nm process technology.

The Ryzen 3000 processors boast significantly better single-threaded performance, with an L3 cache that is twice as large as the last-generation 2nd Gen Ryzen processors.

They are also PCIe 4.0-ready, offering 24 lanes that can be increased to 40 lanes, when paired with the new AMD X570 motherboard.

But the best part about these 3rd Gen Ryzen processors (for current AMD users) is their backward compatibility. As long as your AM4 motherboard has an updated BIOS, you can just upgrade to a brand-new Ryzen 3000 class processor!

Recommended : The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Tech Briefing!


AMD Ryzen 5 3500X : China-Only Model Goes Global!

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X was quietly released on 24 September 2019 for the OEM market in China.

It is basically a cheaper version of the six-core Ryzen 5 3600 without SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) capability, allowing it to process only 6 threads at the same time.

In China, it comes bundled with the Wraith Spire, but for the global market, AMD is bundling it with the Wraith Stealth cooler that shipped with the Ryzen 5 3600X.

Therefore, if you want the better Wraith Spire cooler, you should get the Chinese model.

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AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Specifications

With the addition of the Ryzen 5 3500X, there are now three 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 5 models, and here are their key specifications :

Specifications Ryzen 5 3600X Ryzen 5 3600 Ryzen 5
Process 7 nm + 12 nm
Cores / Threads 6 / 12 6 / 6
Base Clock 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Boost Clock 4.4 GHz 4.2 GHz 4.1 GHz
L2 Cache 3 MB
L3 Cache 32 MB
PCIe Support 24x PCI Express Gen 4
TDP 95 W 65 W
Bundled Cooler Wraith Stealth Wraith Spire Wraith Stealth (Global)
Wraith Spire (China)


AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Price + Availability

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X will be available here in Malaysia with an SRP of RM 639, which is roughly US$154 / £118 / A$229 / S$214.

Retail availability will begin next week – from 24 February 2020 onwards. Here are some online purchase options :


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