AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3400G

Compare AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 4 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop with Radeon Vega Graphics 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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$ 250
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$ 320

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

39 %
42 %
7% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

61 %
66 %
8% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

32 %
35 %
9% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

31 %
34 %
9% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

0% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

3% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

6% slightly higher 3DMark Physics score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
13% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
65 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

16 MiB
300% significantly more L3 cache
4 MiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

457th of 1,327
424th of 1,327


The product line

Ryzen 5 Desktop
Ryzen 5 Desktop with Radeon Vega Graphics

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
July 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Ryzen 5 1500X vs Ryzen 5 3400G benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 3400G is faster than the Ryzen 5 1500X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 1500X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Ryzen 5 3400G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Ryzen 5 1500X. Also, the Ryzen 5 3400G has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, both these CPUs have the same amount of L2 cache. The Ryzen 5 1500X also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Ryzen 5 1500X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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