Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,021 user samples
3,021 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.2 % +3% 93.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
123 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
463 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
507 Pts 815 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+61%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
137 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
531 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts 925 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+53%
Market Share
Based on 8,458,766 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 118 % Much more popular.
+76%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 1.72 % Hugely higher market share.
+977%
Price
Price (score)
$167 Much cheaper.
+46%
244 USD
Value
Value For Money
119 % Better value.
+17%
101 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 83.3 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+9%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 5.56 cores Much higher core count.
+39%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 9.33 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+133%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+6%
14.9 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+13%
3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.16 GHz +4%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
134 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
141 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
582 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+13%
516 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
629 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
548 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
586 Pts 884 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+51%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
630 Pts 955 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+52%
Age
Newest
7 Months Hugely more recent.
+108%
14.6 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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