We've heard quite a bit about the Ryzen 5 3500X lately, AMD's rumored budget CPU, which supposedly arrives (next to the Ryzen 5 3500), and now some benchmarks have been spilled out, showing that they have the Core i5-9400F (with some) surpasses non-comparative benchmarking of games).
This comes from a Chinese tech site (as discovered by Wccftech), which apparently got the Ryzen 5 3500X in front of everyone else, and gave the processor in a video the full unboxing treatment in addition to the benchmarking mentioned above.
As with any such pre-release leak, we have to throw the usual salt around, but reportedly the 3500X was tested on an MSI B450M Mortar Max motherboard paired with a GTX 1660 (6GB) graphics card (with the PC over 16 GB of DDR4-equipped system RAM).
Apparently, various games were tested at a resolution of 1080p, including Assassin's Creed Odyssey, where the 3500X recorded an average of 65 fps or frames per second (and at least 27 fps).
Shadow of the Tomb Raider averaged 77 fps, with PUBG averaging 80 fps. During the Second World War, the average processor reached 126 fps (at least 109 fps), and League of Legends averaged 180 fps. As already mentioned, this was all possible with a GTX 1660 GPU.
As we've heard, these supposedly low-priced Ryzen processors are designed to take over Intel's popular Core i5 9400F, and the Chinese website has also done some comparative benchmarking tests on the latter.
In CPU-Z, the Ryzen 5 3500X achieved a single-core score of 476.3 compared to the Core i5 9400F score of 451.4. In multi-threaded mode, the result was 2,774.9 for AMD versus 2,568.2 for Intel (which means the 3500X is about 5% and 8% faster, respectively).
Remember, we've already seen some leaked presentation slides of game benchmarks (again with a GTX 1660) showing that the performance levels between these AMD and Intel chips are fairly even.
The Ryzen 3rd Gen chip also prevailed in some productivity benchmarking tests, reportedly around 5%. The 3500X looks like a solid performance upgrade over the 9400F.
How exactly this rumored chip (and the Vanilla 3500) will compete against the competing Intel CPU, of course, depends heavily on where AMD places the price.
The Core i5-9400F, an evolution of the Core i5-9400 that optimizes integrated graphics for price reduction, is currently available for around $ 140 (around £ 112, $ 206).
And as we suspected before, the 3500X could cost a little more and reach 150 USD (about 120 GBP, 221 AU $), although the Ryzen 5 3500 is likely to undercut the price of Intel.
The simple Ryzen 5 3500 is of course not quite as fast as the 3500X. While it supposedly runs with essentially the same specifications – six cores, six threads, clocked at 3.6 GHz and a boost to 4.1 GHz – it has only half of the cache (16 MB instead of 32 MB), which is in the Comparison slows down a bit.
Wccftech expects the Ryzen 5 3500X (probably in Asia?) To be on the market, but of course that remains to be seen. We have not officially confirmed these budget Ryzen chips yet.
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