Back in September last year, word got out that AMD silently made and launched a Ryzen 5 3500X processor, and but limited its availability for the Chinese market. Now it seems that the company will be launching the CPU in the Malaysian market.
To recap on the details, the 3500X has an identical core count as the Ryzen 5 3600X at 6-cores. Unlike its counterpart, however, the CPU doesn’t support Simultaneous Multi-threading (SMT), so instead of a 6-cores, 12-threads configuration, you’re looking at only half the thread count.
Moving forward, the base clock of the 3500X is 3.6GHz, while its boost clock will be rated at 4.1GHz. Further, the CPU will have a TDP of 65W, plus a total cache of 32MB. Like the majority of Ryzen processors, the 3500X is based on AMD’s 7nm Zen2 CPU architecture.
AMD says that the Ryzen 5 3500X will be available sometime next week but fell short of providing an exact date. We’ll update the article once we’ve heard from AMD, so check back occasionally.