Three AMD partners this week on their respective websites began listing two new yet-to-be-announced Ryzen 5 3000 processors from the series. The new six-core processors – the Ryzen 5 3500 and the Ryzen 5 3500X – look less expensive than the Zen 2 based ones already available when available.
MSI has added support for AMD's Ryzen 5 3500X processor to its MEG X570 Godlike motherboard reveals some of its specifications. Amazon, meanwhile, has begun listing HP's desktop gaming desktop based on the Ryzen 5 3500 and NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card, which is currently available for pre-order. The system will be delivered on October 20, 2019.
As it turns out, the six-core Ryzen 5 3500X processor works at a default frequency of 3.6 GHz, has 3 MB L2 cache, 32 MB L3 cache and 65 W TDP. The six-core Ryzen 5 3500 has similar features, but it runs at 3.4 GHz and does not support AMD's XFR technology, according to Amazon.com's list.
Given that the Ryzen 5 3500 processor is already listed by a major computer manufacturer, it is probably either already shipping or on the way to deliver. Meanwhile, it is unclear when AMD plans to start shipping the Ryzen 5 3500X, but it's reasonable to expect it to be available around the same time as the Ryzen 5 3500.
When it comes to pricing, the AMD 3500's Radeon 5 and 3500X processors will sit under Ryzen 5 3600 and 3600X processors, so consider price points at or below $ 200.
Sources: Amazon, MSI (via Twitter / momomo_us [19459007)])