Monday, August 26th 2019

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 to Lack SMT, Takes on Core i5-9400

As AMD's Ryzen 5 3500 processor is inching closer to launch, we learn more possible specifications of the chip AMD is designing to take on Intel's popular Core i5-9400/9400F processor. Late July, we learned that the chip will be a 6-core model, breaking away from convention set by past generations, of the x500 Ryzen SKU being 4-core/8-thread. Thai PC enthusiast TUM_APISAK, who has a fairly high hit-rate on unreleased products, predicts that the 3500 will be six-core, but lack SMT (it will be 6-core/6-thread).

The Ryzen 5 3500 will be clocked at 3.60 GHz nominal, with a boost frequency of 4.10 GHz. There's no word on other specs, such as L3 cache amount. A single "Zen 2" chiplet normally has 32 MB of it (16 MB per CCX). The main competitor from the Intel stable is the Core i5-9400 / i5-9400F, which ticks at 2.90 GHz with 4.10 GHz boost. The i5-9400F in particular has had a big impact in the sub-$200 segment, as it's been aggressively priced under promotions by various DIY retailers. The chip lacks an iGPU, but has the specs to pull a fairly powerful gaming PC. With the Ryzen 5 3600 at $199, AMD could price the new chip around $169-179.
Source: TUM_APISAK
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85 Comments on AMD Ryzen 5 3500 to Lack SMT, Takes on Core i5-9400

#76
jmcslob
eidairaman1, post: 4105553, member: 40556"
Id like to but my living situation prevents me from having my rig hooked up.
I hope that improves and I'm sure you heard about your Bulldozer CPU... You can get a $35 rebate for false advertisement.
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#77
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
jmcslob, post: 4105604, member: 67555"
I hope that improves and I'm sure you heard about your Bulldozer CPU... You can get a $35 rebate for false advertisement.
Im not worried about that, its from 2012 tech, got in 2014, OCd to 5.0 across all cores/modules, its a shared resource design.

Next step is Threadripper dual socket if possible
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#78
3rold
without SMT looks like a useless product. Maybe priced in i3 range would make a big enough impact.
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#79
killferd
Solaris17, post: 4104613, member: 14803"
Not to mention how many OEMs might buy for pre-built desktops. Everyone treats CPU releases like the greatest possible market is nerds on Newegg but that’s not the case, just a condition of being in a tech forum.
I kinda laughed too hard on this LMAO, but true.
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#80
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
3rold, post: 4105951, member: 71604"
without SMT looks like a useless product. Maybe priced in i3 range would make a big enough impact.
Far from it being a useless product
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#81
GoldenX
Do I smell hurt 8400 and 9400 owners?
I hope they price it cheap, it would give a great option for new desktop PCs.
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#82
Mussels
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3rold, post: 4105951, member: 71604"
without SMT looks like a useless product. Maybe priced in i3 range would make a big enough impact.
mate... you're running a 6 core i5 with no SMT. What the actual fuck?
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#83
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Mussels, post: 4106347, member: 1746"
mate... you're running a 6 core i5 with no SMT. What the actual fuck?
He's 0€3u+$
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#84
3rold
Mussels, post: 4106347, member: 1746"
mate... you're running a 6 core i5 with no SMT. What the actual fuck?
I own only a laptop at the moment and for 120€ used this was the best I could get. Sorry if I offended you in any way, mate.

eidairaman1, post: 4106353, member: 40556"
He's 0€3u+$
Are you having a stroke? lol

eidairaman1, post: 4106323, member: 40556"
Far from it being a useless product
I love AMD and I feel it really needs to compete right now, and this is not the product I would expect for them to have. This looks more like an Intel move than AMD.
These are only my expectations I am expressing.
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#85
Xx Tek Tip xX
3rold, post: 4111002, member: 71604"
I love AMD and I feel it really needs to compete right now, and this is not the product I would expect for them to have. This looks more like an Intel move than AMD.
These are only my expectations I am expressing.
Clearly you lack understanding of the market, if this didn't lack SMT? It'd essentially be a 3600 making it completely pointless, the 3600 does not compete with the 9400 or other locked low end intel parts.
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