Average Bench: 74.1% (92nd of 1117)

Based on 963 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: 60%Average: 74.1% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 25.9% 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 131Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 128Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 351Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 368Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 963 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 SC Int 125 147
108 SC Float 131 153
103 SC Mixed 128 150
103% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 QC Int 316 373
263 QC Float 360 427
263 QC Mixed 342 402
76.9% 340 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 MC Int 323 373
307 MC Float 368 429
291 MC Mixed 351 405
51.9% 347 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 5.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 162
SC Mixed 157
126% 157 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 409
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 413
62% 412 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 364
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 393
57% 384 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 126
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 372
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 374
56% 372 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,824,317 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jan '17
NeweggUS $1643 months
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 6,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $558

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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

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

Added 18 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

24 days ago.

best bang fr your buck cpu out there. better then rizen 5


Good

7 months ago.

I really loved when i see this site first time


Terrible

2 months ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Terrible

9 months 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)


Excellent

18 months ago.


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

11 months ago.

Too little cores. Not quite the best for gaming either. It will suit other uses like browsing the web, but still not as good as the new Ryzen 3 1300X. And is now surpassed by the newer i3-8350k.


Good

11 months ago.

intel masterrace


Poor

11 months ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

12 months ago.

Waste of money given pricing on Core i5 and Ryzen 5 Hardware


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