AMD Ryzen 5 3500X
The Ryzen 5 3500X is a 6 core CPU from AMD released in 2019. This chip has a very good overall score at 42% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 65%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Ryzen 5 3500X scores 34% and 33% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.
The Ryzen 5 3500X has 6 cores and 6 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This AMD CPU has a clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.
In terms of cache, the Ryzen 5 3500X has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 3 MiB of level 2 cache and 32 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.
Power and thermals for the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.
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