AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500

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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 5 3500

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 3 3100 4 core processor released in Q2/2020 with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 which has 6 CPU cores and was introduced in Q4/2019.
AMD Ryzen 3 (33) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (86)
AMD Ryzen 3000 (15) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000 (15)
3 Generation 3
Matisse (Zen 2) Architecture Matisse (Zen 2)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
AMD Ryzen 3 4100 Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz (3.90 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 5 3500 clocks with 3.60 GHz (4.10 GHz), has 6 CPU cores and can calculate 6 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500
4 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.00 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 128 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 3 3100, while the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 supports a maximum of 64 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 51.2 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500
DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-3200
128 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 51.2 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
16.00 MB L3 Cache 32.00 MB
4.0 PCIe version 4.0
20 PCIe lanes 20
39.4 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500 is 65 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
95 °C Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 has 18.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 5 3500 is at 32.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 7 nm.

AMD Ryzen 3 3100 Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500
7 nm Technology 7 nm
Chiplet Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
AM4 (PGA 1331) Socket AM4 (PGA 1331)
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2020 Release date Q4/2019
-- Release price 125 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (95%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 (93%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1134 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1137 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
4865 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
4816 (99%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1477 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1626 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
5372 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
5500 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
437 (94%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
464 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
2351 (89%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
2652 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
11648 (91%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
12854 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
457 (95%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
483 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2562 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 3.60 GHz
2831 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
179 (95%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
188 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1019 (90%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
1129 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
77 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
415 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1105 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
5423 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 AMD Ryzen 5 3500
6C 6T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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