Intel
$170
IntelBX80677I37350K
 $170 

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@4.0GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

2 Cores, 4 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 314 user samples
1 User Benchmark
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 971
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
313 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 971
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
75.6 % -10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts -3% 130 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
351 Pts -16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+42%
357 Pts -42%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts -21% 153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts -1% 411 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+21%
417 Pts -21%
Market Share
Based on 5,129,659 CPUs tested.
Value
Value For Money
102 % +4% 97.8 % -4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % -32% 70 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$170 -14% $147 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
8 Months -100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -34% 60 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+34%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores -100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz -5% 4.2 GHz +5%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz -5% 4.2 GHz +5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts -22% 149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+22%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
129 Pts -22% 157 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
445 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
384 Pts -16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
508 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
436 Pts -17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
490 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+28%
384 Pts -28%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
439 Pts -17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
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The Intel Core i3-7350K is Intel’s first unlocked i3 processor. The base clock of 4.2 GHz on the 7350K is matched only by the flagship i7-7700K. Consequently for desktop applications and the vast majority of tasks that rely primarily on single core performance the 7350K excels. The i3-7350K’s key feature is an unlocked multiplier which should allow a comfortable overclock (on air) to 4.8 GHz. This makes the 7350K far better suited to desktop workloads than any other non-K CPU. The Achilles heel of only having two physical cores means that for tasks that can use more than two cores such as video encoding or software development, the 7350K lags behind its quad core counterparts. For typical desktop computing such as email, browsing with multiple tabs, office documents and playing the majority of games the i3-7350K is a viable option, but at current prices it’s bested by both the i5-7600K and i7-7700K which offer far better value for money. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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