New Third-Gen Ryzen CPUs Listed by EEC: Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 5 3500

A recent EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) listing has revealed a multitude of unannounced third-generation Ryzen desktop processors, which includes the Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 5 3500 and three other Ryzen 3000-series Pro chips. As with all preliminary listings, these could merely be placeholders that reflect certain models that AMD may or may not bring to market.

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The Ryzen 3000-series family currently consists of six members starting from the Ryzen 5 3600 hexa-core part up to the flagship Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core chip. New evidence has emerged that suggests AMD could capitalize on the Ryzen 3000-series' traction and release a couple more SKUs to fill the price gap. The mainstream line allegedly gets the Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700 and Ryzen 5 3500.


SEP (USD)
Cores / Threads
TDP (Watts)
Base Frequency (GHz)
Boost Frequency (GHz)
Total Cache (MB)
PCIe 4.0 Lanes (Processor / Chipset)
Ryzen 9 3950X$74916 / 32105W3.54.77224 / 16 
Ryzen 9 3900X
$499
12 / 24
105W
3.8
4.6
70
24 / 16 
Ryzen 9 3900*?12 / 24
65W??7024 / 16 
Ryzen 7 3800X
$399
8 / 16
105W
3.9
4.5
36
24 / 16
Ryzen 7 3700X
$329
8 / 16
65W
3.6
4.4
36
24 / 16
Ryzen 7 3700*?8 / 16
65W??3624 / 16
Ryzen 5 3600X
$249
6 / 12
95W
3.8
4.4
35
24 / 16
Ryzen 5 3600
$199
6 / 12
65W
3.6
4.2
35
24 / 16
Ryzen 5 3500*?6/1265W??1624 / 16

*Specifications in the table are unconfirmed

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The Ryzen 9 3900 features the same 12-core, 24-thread configuration as the Ryzen 3 3900X. The non-X variant has a 65W TDP (thermal design power) rating, and as a result, the chip will likely come with lower operating clocks. The same could probably be said for the Ryzen 7 3700 eight-core, 16-thread part.

The Ryzen 5 3500, on the other hand, could be the successor to the Ryzen 5 2500X. If so, the processor would only be available to OEMs. The Ryzen 5 3500's specifications remain a mystery as the EEC listing only exposed the chip's 65W TDP. Since even the lowest Ryzen 3000-series part has six cores and 12 threads, the Ryzen 5 3500 could arrive with the same core and thread count.


SEP (USD)
Cores / Threads
TDP (Watts)
Base Frequency (GHz)
Boost Frequency (GHz)
Total Cache (MB)
PCIe 4.0 Lanes (Processor / Chipset)
Ryzen 9 3900X
$499
12 / 24
105W
3.8
4.6
70
24 / 16 
Ryzen 9 3900*?12 / 24
65W??7024 / 16 
Ryzen 9 Pro 3900?12 / 24
65W
??7024 / 16
Ryzen 7 3700X
$329
8 / 16
65W
3.6
4.4
36
24 / 16
Ryzen 7 3700*?8 / 16
65W??3624 / 16
Ryzen 7 Pro 3700*?8 / 16
65W
??36
24 / 16
Ryzen 5 3600X
$249
6 / 12
95W
3.8
4.4
35
24 / 16
Ryzen 5 3600
$199
6 / 12
65W
3.6
4.2
35
24 / 16
Ryzen 5 Pro 3600*?6 / 12
65W
?
?35
24 / 16

*Specifications in the table are unconfirmed

When it comes to the Pro line, AMD has reserved names for the Ryzen 9 Pro 3900, Ryzen 7 Pro 3700 and Ryzen 5 Pro 3600. The chipmaker might add more later on, but for now, it appears that business users have three options. Considering that Ryzen 3000-series Pro and non-Pro models have identical TDP, it's reasonable to expect them to perform the same.


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  • cryoburner
    Quote:
    The Ryzen 5 3500, on the other hand, could be the successor to the Ryzen 5 2500X. If so, the processor would only be available to OEMs. The Ryzen 5 3500's specifications remain a mystery as the EEC listing only exposed the chip's 65W TDP. Since even the lowest Ryzen 3000-series part has six cores and 12 threads, the Ryzen 5 3500 could arrive with the same core and thread count.

    The Ryzen 1500X and 2500X were both 4-core, 8-thread parts, so logically I would expect the 3500 to be as well. I suspect it would be Zen 2 based, and lack integrated graphics, using a cut-down version of the same chiplet used for the 6 and 8-core parts. While the 2500X might have been a bit redundant for consumers due to the 2400G offering relatively similar performance along with integrated graphics, and the 2600 not costing much more, a 2500X could stand out over the current Zen+ based APUs due to the larger performance improvements brought by Zen 2. So, I could see them potentially making it available to consumers as well, perhaps somewhere around a $150 price point.

    The 3700 would be a welcome addition as well, since there's currently a relatively large price rift between the Ryzen 3600 and 3700X.
  • InvalidError
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    The Ryzen 1500X and 2500X were both 4-core, 8-thread parts, so logically I would expect the 3500 to be as well.

    Nah, there is one other way that AMD could differentiate a 3500 from the 3600: L3 cache. AMD has no SKU with reduced cache to funnel all chiplets with one or more defective L3 slices to. A 6C12T chiplet with 16MB of L3 instead of 32MB would make plenty of sense.
  • hannibal
    Interesting... then there will be 3 different 8 core prosessors... how close 3700 will be 3700x... the 3600 is almost the same as 3600x so it can be the real budget 8 core King! But it can make 3800x to look even worse, so have to see how low in binning can those really will be.
    The 3500 is the odd bird in here. Four core or otherwice cut down version?
    All in all if it is four core it we be super usefull in budget builds! Not for modern Gaming, but older games would run very well indeed when overclocked and below 3600 price point with same ips advancements. It can be really good indeed...
    if it has that suggested cache cut, harder to say. I still Expect less cores but who knows.