Average Bench: 76.7% (45th of 959)

Based on 64 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: 76.7% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 23.2% 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 135Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 30.5%. 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 383Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 367Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 64 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.8 SC Int 127 152
98.6 SC Float 135 159
94.6 SC Mixed 131 155
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 QC Int 332 392
309 QC Float 378 445
280 QC Mixed 356 422
80.5% 355 Pts
Min Avg Max
299 MC Int 338 392
317 MC Float 383 443
326 MC Mixed 367 424
54.2% 363 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 4.6 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 353
80% 353 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 378
MC Mixed 362
54% 361 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 355
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 357
53% 353 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 354
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 328
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 357
53% 353 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 291
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 342
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 309
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 355
50% 336 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.5
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 94.6
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 324
73% 322 Pts
MC Int 322
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 350
52% 345 Pts
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 183 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 17%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z270N-WIFI-CF

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $390

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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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Excellent

4 months ago.


Good

5 days ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Excellent

19 days 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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