AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Mid-Range Quad-Core Laptop CPU

The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is a mid-range processor for the mainstream-class laptop computers. With its four cores and a maximal clock speed of 3.7 GHz, the Ryzen 5 3500U is a great processor for the home and office computing duties, with ability to easily run multiple apps simultaneously. It can also handle very well some more demanding stuff as well, such as video editing.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U CPU Benchmark

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Benchmark

The benchmark results and specs show the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U competes directly against the Intel’s 8th Generation Core i5-8250U and i5-8265U. As expected, the 3500U is slightly faster than its Ryzen 5 2500U precursor with quite similar specs.

With its Vega 8 integrated graphics, the Ryzen 5 3500U can be a low-cost budget solution for gaming. For sure, it isn’t as nearly as fast as the dedicated video cards you can find in gaming laptops, but the Vega 8 can provide a very decent gaming experience in many of the popular titles.

Take a look at our Ryzen 5 3500U games test playlist with videos provided by the YouTube community:


Alongside the, 5 3500U AMD’s Ryzen 3000 U series includes the less used Ryzen 7 3700U, 3 3200U, and 3 3300U. The Ryzen 7 3700U is a slightly faster quad-core model with somewhat better Vega 10 integrated graphics. The Ryzen 3 3200U and 3 3300U with dual-core design and slower Vega 3 and Vega 6 integrated graphics are the lower-end parts of the series.

Specifications of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Here's the specs sheet of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U:

Processor Name

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

CPU Family

AMD Ryzen "Picasso"

Number of Cores

Quad-core / 2 threads per core

CPU Clock Speed

2.1 GHz – 3.7 GHz

Cache Size


Memory Support

DDR4 2400MHz

Integrated Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega 8

Power Consumption


Production Technology


Typical Use

Mainstream laptops & 2-in-1 PCs


AMD FreeSync anti-stuttering and anti-tearing video technology
AMD SenseMI performance management and boosting


Written by Dan Z on June 7, 2019

User reviews, comments, and Q&A on the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

Below you can read and submit user reviews, comments, questions, and answers regarding the processor. Thank you for your contribution.

  1. Lakshay

    i am planning to buy asus vivobook 15 x512 with ryzen 5 3500u proceessor 512gb ssd. My main task is java, python, android studio and other programming tasks. Is ryzen 5 3500u is good compared to intel i5 8th gen processor in day to day tasks like browsing, watching videos and programming.

    • Tushar

      I have the same question? Tell me if you get your answer, please

      • Dan

        The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U performs very similar to the 8th Gen Intel i5 U-series (i5-8250U and others) in benchmarks and in the real-world use. I would say both are optimal for the daily tasks and programming. I don’t think there’s a need to upgrade to full blown quad-core like the Core i5 H-series (i.e. i5-8300H), because it consumes much more power and you don’t do very heavy stuff like 4K video editing, where it has advantage over the Ryzen 5 3500U or Intel i5-8250U.

    • TheNoobyCoder

      i recommend you to go with intel laptops for normal usage, programming, etc and it will be value for money, AMD Processors are mainly designed for gaming and video rendering. So my choice for you is go with intel Laptops

  2. sanjai

    I plan to buy HP Notebook – 14s-dk0093au(AMD Ryzen™ 5 3500U with Radeon™ Vega 8 Graphics, 1 TB + 256 GB SSD, 8 GB DDR4-2400 SDRAM (1 x 8 GB)). My usage is for Java / Python development. is this ok for my usage than intel i3 7th gen. or i need to go for any. Please suggest.

    • Dan

      Hi, the Ryzen 5 3500U is definitely faster processor than the 7th Gen Intel i3. The Ryzen is better generally without doubt. But, it is possible that if your particular task is light on the CPU usage, you won’t notice the difference. In heavier tasks, the difference will be noticeable. Anyway, with everything else being the same, the Ryzen 5 is the better option, especially for a bit more advanced stuff like programming.

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