AMD Readying Ryzen 5 3500 Processor

AMD is giving its final touches to a second wave of 3rd generation Ryzen processors, which includes a Ryzen 5 3500 processor as well as “Pro” variants of already launched Ryzen 5 3600X, Ryzen 7 3700X, and Ryzen 9 3900X. These chips have been spotted in an import registry of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The Ryzen 5 3500 is a 6-core processor with a 65W TDP. Previously old SKUs like the 2500X and 1500X were 4-core, 8-thread processor so it is nice to be getting two more cores. It is more than likely that the Ryzen 5 3500 is lower-clocked sibling of the Ryzen 5 3600, just priced lower to compete with Intel’s Core i5-9400 or i5-9500.

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