Average Bench: 76.2% (49th of 961)

Based on 119 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: 62%Average: 76.2% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 23.8% 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 134Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 26.7%. 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 379Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 363Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 119 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 SC Int 127 150
100 SC Float 134 159
94.6 SC Mixed 130 155
104% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
257 QC Int 329 390
298 QC Float 373 442
287 QC Mixed 354 414
79.7% 352 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 MC Int 335 391
332 MC Float 379 442
326 MC Mixed 363 424
53.6% 359 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 148
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 150
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 404
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 410
61% 405 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 384
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 354
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 386
57% 381 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 354
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 327
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 356
53% 352 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 122
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 344
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 315
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 347
51% 341 Pts
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 105%
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Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI-CF

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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

 Comments

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5 months ago.


Poor

3 days ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Excellent for solely office tasks and use, i.e.: no gaming, no rendering, no video and music editing/riping/conversion, etc.,... Used in fully new PC without a discrete GPU (H270 mITX + 8GB DDR4 RAM + 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD)


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