AMD Ryzen 3 5400U vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

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AMD Ryzen 3 5400U CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the AMD Ryzen 3 5400U and the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the AMD Ryzen 3 5400U 4 core processor released in Q1/2021 with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U which has 4 CPU cores and was introduced in Q1/2019.
AMD Ryzen 3 (33) Family AMD Ryzen 5 (84)
AMD Ryzen 5000U (13) CPU group AMD Ryzen 3000U (10)
4 Generation 2
Cezanne (Zen 3) Architecture Picasso (Zen+)
Mobile Segment Mobile
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CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The AMD Ryzen 3 5400U is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 2.60 GHz (4.00 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U clocks with 2.10 GHz (3.70 GHz), has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
2.60 GHz Frequency 2.10 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.00 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
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Internal Graphics

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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
0.40 GHz GPU frequency 1.20 GHz
1.60 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
9 GPU Generation 8
7 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
6 Compute units 8
384 Shader 512
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) GPU AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge)
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the AMD Ryzen 3 5400U, while the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 38.4 GB/s enabled.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
LPDDR4-4266, DDR4-3200 Memory DDR4-2400
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
51.2 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
Yes ECC Yes
2.00 MB L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 4.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
12 PCIe lanes 12
11.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 11.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The AMD Ryzen 3 5400U has a TDP of 15 W. The TDP of the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is 15 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
15 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 15 W
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25 W TDP up 35 W
10 W TDP down 12 W
105 °C Tjunction max. 105 °C

Technical details

The AMD Ryzen 3 5400U has 10.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 7 nm. The cache of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U is at 4.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 12 nm.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U Characteristic AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
7 nm Technology 12 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
FP6 Socket FP5
AMD-V, SVM Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q1/2021 Release date Q1/2019
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 2 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (61%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (65%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1180 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
727 (62%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3682 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2579 (70%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1630 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
976 (60%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
3600 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
2907 (81%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Renoir) @ 1.60 GHz
1229 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 (Raven Ridge) @ 1.20 GHz
1229 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
73 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
33 (45%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
11214 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
7020 (63%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
53 (100%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
228 (100%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
876 (100%)

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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3544 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
360 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
1483 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 3 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
574.1 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
350 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1647 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
141 (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 5400U AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
620 (100%)

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