AMD's upcoming Ryzen 5 3500X processor gets benchmarked against Intel's Core i5-9400F

A Chinese media outlet has published some benchmark numbers for the soon-to-be-released AMD Ryzen 5 3500X 6-core 6-thread CPU. Expected to be priced around $150, it is being aimed at budget-conscious shoppers as an alternative to Intel's Core i5-9400F processor for mid-range gaming builds.

The AMD test system used here:

  • AMD Ryzen 5 3500X,
  • MSI B450M Mortar Max motherboard,
  • 2x8GB DDR4 3000MHz,
  • Maxsun Geforce GTX 1660 Terminator,
  • Hikvision C2000 Pro 512GB NVMe SSD.

For the Intel test setup, the CPU and the accompanying motherboard were swapped out leaving the rest of the components identical. The Ryzen 5 3500X was replaced by the Core i5-9400F, and a B360M version of the same model took the place of the MSI B450M Mortar Max motherboard.

First up, the CPU-Z benchmark was run on both the processors to get a rough idea of their performances.

Single-core Multi-core
Ryzen 5 3500X 476.3 2774.9
Core i5-9400F 451.4 2568.2

Here's a CPU-Z validation link which most likely belongs to the same configuration here.

Another benchmark was run that likely measured the performance of the processors in 4 different scenarios like general desktop usage, light productivity usage, etc. The Ryzen outperforms the i5 in each of the 4 tests. Overall, the 3500X scored 332661 against the 9400F's 317350.

Gaming tests were conducted at 1080p resolution. The FPS obtained in the tests are summarized below:

Ryzen 5 3500X
PUBG Avg: 80-85
AC Odyssey Avg: 65; Min: 27
Shadow of the Tomb Raider Avg: 77
World War Z Avg: 126; Min: 109
League of Legends Avg: 180

Unfortunately, a direct gaming comparison between the 3500X and the 9400F wasn't conducted here so for now, we can only guess how the 2 processors would stack up.

Source: bilibili|Image: bilibili

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