Average Bench: 67.8% (131st of 985)

Based on 255 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7300 CPU @ 4.00GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 67.8% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7300 averaged 32.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 120Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7300 is 20.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 320Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 335Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 255 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.6 SC Int 114 122
96.7 SC Float 120 128
96.2 SC Mixed 118 125
94% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
212 QC Int 289 315
250 QC Float 329 357
222 QC Mixed 313 339
70.3% 310 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 MC Int 296 315
274 MC Float 335 357
250 MC Mixed 320 342
47.4% 317 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 312
QC Float 355
QC Mixed 337
76% 335 Pts
MC Int 311
MC Float 272
MC Mixed 316
45% 300 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 332
75% 330 Pts
MC Int 310
MC Float 353
MC Mixed 334
50% 332 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i3-7300 Builds (Compare 4,647 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $55

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $539

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7300 Processor (4M Cache, 4.00 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7300
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$147.00
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

Added 13 months ago.

Terrible

4 months ago.

Intel sucks


Poor

6 months ago.

If you were going for a i3, i'd get the 7350k or wait until the 8350k is out. This is basically trash compared to the the modern day CPUs.


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