AMD has been on a product launching spree for a good part of this year. The company has yet again added a couple of CPUs to its product lineup – the Ryzen 9 3900 and the Ryzen 5 3500X. One of them is a high-end CPU while the other one is an entry-level offering.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 CPU
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 CPU is a lower TDP model in comparison to the 3900X. It comes with the same 12-cores and 24 threads but with lower clock speeds. It has a base clock of 3.1GHz and a boost clock of 4.3GHz. The lower clock speeds result in an impressive 65W TDP rating for the Ryzen 9 3900 desktop processor. It comes with the same 70MB (6MB L2 + 64MB L3) of total cache and PCIe Gen 4.0, like its X variant. In comparison, Ryzen 9 3900X has a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost clock of 4.6GHz with a 105W TDP. However, the Ryzen 9 3900 is currently OEM exclusive, and AMD has not announced if the processor will be available via retail outlets.
|AMD CPU||Ryzen 5 3500||Ryzen 5 3500X||Ryzen 5 3600||Ryzen 5 3600X||Ryzen 7 3700X||Ryzen 7 3800X||Ryzen 9 3900||Ryzen 9 3900X||Ryzen 9 3950X|
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X CPU
The second desktop CPU announced by AMD is the Ryzen 5 3500X. It is an entry-level CPU targeted at budget buyers. It has 6-cores but no Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT). It will come with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.1GHz, and a 65W TDP rating. The processor will have 35MB of cache (3MB L2 + 32MB L3), which is the same as the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X CPUs. Its non-X variant, the Ryzen 5 3500, is unofficially confirmed as well with many retailers across the globe allowing buyers to pre-order the processor. The only difference between the Ryzen 5 3500 and Ryzen 5 3500X is that the former comes with 16MB of total cache against the 35MB of the latter. AMD has not given any details regarding the availability and pricing of the Ryzen 5 3500X. However, the Ryzen 5 3500 CPU is available for pre-order at quite a few online retailers in some countries.