IntelBX80684I38350K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q3 2017.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 95,980 user samples
5,296 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
90,684 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
80.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
479 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
389 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 850 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+75%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
569 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
457 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
576 Pts 975 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+69%
Market Share
Based on 10,301,358 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % 1.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+729%
Value
Value For Money
113 % Slightly better value.
+9%
104 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 140 % Hugely more popular.
+119%
Price
Price (score)
$169 $150 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+31%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+29%
110 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
550 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+26%
436 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
609 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+28%
475 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
549 Pts 944 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+72%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
609 Pts 984 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+62%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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