Intel Core i5 1035G1 vs AMD Ryzen 5 3500U

We compared two 4-core laptop CPUs: the 1.0 GHz Intel Core i5 1035G1 against the 2.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 3500U. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 3500U and 1035G1
Advantages of Intel Core i5 1035G1
  • Supports up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 2x faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1096 vs 554 points
  • Has 2 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Newer - released 7-months later
  • More modern manufacturing process – 10 versus 12 nanometers
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
  • 3% higher Turbo Boost frequency (3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz)


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 1035G1 and AMD Ryzen 5 3500U


Vendor Intel AMD
Released August 1, 2019 January 6, 2019
Type Laptop Laptop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Ice Lake Zen+ (Picasso)
Model number i5-1035G1 -
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics G1 Radeon Vega 8


Performance Cores
P-Cores 4 4
P-Threads 8 8
Base Frequency (P) 1.0 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency (P) 3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Total Cores 4 4
Total Threads 8 8
Bus Frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 10x 21x
Bus Bandwidth 4 GT/s -
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 96K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 512K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 4MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Transistors - 4.9 billions
Fabrication process 10 nm 12 nm
Socket BGA-1526 FP5
TDP 15 W 12-35 W (configurable)
Peak temperature 100°C 105°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics G1 Radeon Vega 8
GPU Base Clock 300 MHz 300 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1050 MHz 1200 MHz
Shading Units 256 512
TMUs 32 32
ROPs 4 8
Execution Units - 8
TGP 15 W 65 W
Max. Resolution 5120x3200 - 60 Hz 3840x2160 - 60 Hz

Memory Support

Memory types DDR4-3200, LPDDR4-3733 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 32 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth - 35.76 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 1035G1 official page AMD Ryzen 5 3500U official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes - 12
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2, AVX-512 -

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So which CPU will you choose: AMD Ryzen 5 3500U or Intel Core i5 1035G1?
Gene 02 March 2021 23:30
Unfortunately NOT. This i5 just destroys Ryzen. I know it not from numbers, but from using both of this devices just right now. I replaced Huawei D14 with Surface Go. Latter is so much better in every department. I'm not saying that D14 with 3500u is bad, because it is great laptop, above average with metal case and great keyboard. But Surface Go is just so much better with amazing display, fantastic keyboard and portability. And performance - I'm using a lot of processing power for music creation and see the difference in Ableton. i5 is much better.
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Eugen 16 November 2020 00:11
Very bad test. Anyone who knows a bit of hardware knows that Ryzen beats the I5, especially since intel's base clock is 1Ghz versus AMD's 2.1Ghz. Intel's Turbo 3.6 is impossible to reach on an ordinary notebook with basic Clock of 1Ghz, because the temperature does not allow, these values only work for a few seconds. In addition, AMD's video card is between 200% and 300% faster than Intel (this assessment is a bad joke with users).
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Bilo 05 March 2021 21:57
I'm sorry but Intel here definitely destroyed amd. I have both processors but at gaming it's better Inthe ghz the i5 can reach really 3,6 ghz. At multi core this cpu is better. I suggest you to buy Intel.
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Aritra 12 May 2021 13:10
Hi! Adjust your Processor Max. Potential to 100% by Control Panel>Power options>Change Advanced Powerplan settings then scroll down to Processor power Management and set it to 100%. Then see the Difference in i5 1035G1 CPU. Also, Boot into your system's BIOS to enable Virtualization in All cores. Open Task Manager by Ctrl+Shift+Esc and see whether your CPU is running above 3.3GHz. Thanks!
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