Average Bench: 77.5% (37th of 952)

Based on 27 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7350K CPU @ 4.20GHz

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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Poor: 59%Average: 77.5% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 22.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-7350K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 136Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 133Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 387Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 370Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.6 SC Int 128 152
78.6 SC Float 136 160
90 SC Mixed 133 156
106% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 QC Int 336 393
298 QC Float 384 445
265 QC Mixed 360 422
81.5% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 MC Int 342 399
297 MC Float 387 445
300 MC Mixed 370 428
54.8% 366 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 150
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 153
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 352
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 416
62% 413 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 361
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 337
MC Float 392
MC Mixed 382
55% 371 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 333
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 358
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 354
53% 356 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 121
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 335
75% 331 Pts
MC Int 313
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 316
48% 324 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 109
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 258
QC Float 294
QC Mixed 275
62% 276 Pts
MC Int 278
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 302
45% 302 Pts
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 129 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7350K Processor (4M Cache, 4.20 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7350K
# 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$168.00 - $179.00
Clock Speed4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP60 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

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
TSX-NIYes
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

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