AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs AMD Ryzen 5 5500

Compare AMD 6 core CPU vs AMD Ryzen 5 Desktop 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 235
$ 138
$ 96.67 significantly less expensive

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

51 %
71 %
39% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

78 %
93 %
19% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

42 %
64 %
52% significantly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

41 %
63 %
53% significantly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

3DMark Physics score

Physics simulation benchmark

4,963
7,668
54% significantly higher 3DMark Physics score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

6
Identical
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

6
12
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
Identical
4 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
2% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

65 W
Identical
65 W

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
Identical
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

3 MiB
Identical
3 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

32 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache
16 MiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

325th of 1,337
155th of 1,337

Family

The product line

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Ryzen 5 Desktop

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

September 2019
April 2022

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR4

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Ryzen 5 3500X vs Ryzen 5 5500 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Ryzen 5 5500 is faster than the Ryzen 5 3500X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Ryzen 5 3500X in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Ryzen 5 5500 has more threads. According to our data, the Ryzen 5 3500X and Ryzen 5 5500 have the same clock speed. Despite this, the Ryzen 5 5500 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. The data shows that both these CPUs have same sized L2 caches. The Ryzen 5 3500X also has significantly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Ryzen 5 3500X has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.

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