Three partners of AMD this week on their respective websites have begun to list two new yet unannounced Ryzen 5 3000-series processors. The new six-core CPUs — the Ryzen 5 3500 and the Ryzen 5 3500X — look set to be cheaper than already available Zen 2-based processors when they are available.

MSI added support for AMD's Ryzen 5 3500X CPU to its MEG X570 Godlike motherboard revealing some of its specifications. In the meantime, Amazon began to list HP’s Pavilion gaming desktop based on the Ryzen 5 3500 and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB graphics card that is currently available for pre-order. The system will ship on October 20, 2019.

As it turns out, according to the listings, the six-core Ryzen 5 3500X processor operates at 3.6 GHz default frequency, has a 3 MB L2 cache, 32 MB of L3 cache, and a 65 W TDP. The six-core Ryzen 5 3500 has similar features, but it works at 3.4 GHz and does not support AMD’s XFR technology, according to the listing at

Considering that the Ryzen 5 3500 processor is already listed by a major PC maker, it is likely that it is either already shipping, or is about to ship. Menwhile, it is unclear when AMD plans to start shipments of the Ryzen 5 3500X, but it reasonable to expext that it will become available around the same time as the Ryzen 5 3500 model.

When it comes to pricing, AMD’s Radeon 5 3500 and 3500X processors will sit below the Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X CPUs, so think about price points at around or below $200.

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Sources: Amazon, MSI (via Twitter/momomo_us)

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  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Speaking of compatibility, is it safe to assume if i got parts for the new AMD cpu that comes out in NOV, the 3950X, that they will work out of the box when i get the CPU? Like i have all the parts pretty much picked out for it..but hesitant to get motherboard.
  • shabby - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    It'll work on all x570 mobos, just need bios update. They're all made to support 16 core cpus.
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Yes, but I believe his question relates to whether it'll even be possible to do the initial bios flashback without an "out-of-the-box" compatible CPU.
  • 0ldman79 - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Typically that's only a generational issue.

    As in going from a Zen to Zen+ required a Zen to flash.
    If the board supports one Zen+ it had some level of basic support for all Zen+.

    The 570 is designed around Zen 2, so it should have basic support for all Zen 2, including the 16 core.

    I can't think of a time where I could run one CPU in a generation but not another. It may need an update to correctly identify a CPU but generally that's not even an issue.
  • shabby - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Oh that thing, guess it depends on which board you get. Some allow you to do that, some don't. But if you're waiting just for the cpu I'd wait, they'll probably get cheaper by a bit.
  • Dragonstongue - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    x570 should support OUT THE BOX
  • extide - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Go look at the support page for the mobo you want -- it might already be listed. If not .. well I am not exactly sure.
  • kpb321 - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    According to other sites the 3500/3500x chips are 6C6T chips which is a change from previous gens being 4c8t chips. The 3500x seems to be a 3600 without SMT from the specs I've been able to find. Sad that I had to search for articles on other sites to find the 6C6T detail as that's rather important.
  • imaheadcase - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Yes search for info that was available already before this was posted.
  • TheinsanegamerN - Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - link

    Given the chips are unanounced, and the specs unconfirmed by AMD at this point, would you prefer that Anandtech star posting rumors whenever possible?

    This isnt WCCFtech. The listings do not report on core/thread count, so Anandtech did not inject the suspected counts into their report.

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