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First gaming benchmarks surface for AMD Ryzen 5 3500X; as fast as Intel Core i5-9400F

It appears that the first gaming benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU have surfaced online. This is a budget CPU that will most likely be available somewhere between 100-200 US dollars.

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500X as a six-core CPU that supports six threads (in other words, no SMT support) and has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, The CPU can turbo boost to 4.1GHz, has a 65W TDP and 32MB of L3 cache.

According to the first gaming benchmarks, this budget CPU is as fast as the Intel Core i5-9400F. There is an extreme case in which AMD’s budget CPU is way faster than Intel’s counterpart, however, there are also some cases in which Intel’s CPU is slightly faster.

Going into more details, the AMD Ryzen 5 3500X blows away Intel’s offer in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. On the other hand, the Intel Core i5-9400F is slightly faster in PUBG and League of Legends.

I know that most of our readers are mainly interested in high-end gear, however, it’s also cool covering budget CPUs from time to time. Let’s hope that overall availability for this CPU will be better than what we’ve been witnessing these past few months in the high-end tier.

Kudos to our reader Metal Messiah for bringing this to our attention.

Thanks Tomshardware

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email