Average Bench: 91.9% (28th of 1122)

Based on 5,323 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8350K CPU @ 4.00GHz

The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 77%Average: 91.9% Great: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 8.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8350K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 505Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 476Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 31.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 484Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 513Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,323 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 121 142
121 SC Float 133 156
113 SC Mixed 127 148
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
342 QC Int 451 542
392 QC Float 505 606
379 QC Mixed 476 569
108% 478 Pts
Min Avg Max
387 MC Int 461 545
424 MC Float 513 609
410 MC Mixed 484 575
72.7% 486 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 143
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 148
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 544
QC Float 593
QC Mixed 566
129% 568 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 562
84% 563 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 10,345,084 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 8,435 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $799

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8350K Processor (8M Cache, 4.00 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi3-8350K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache8 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 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 TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 12 months ago.

Excellent

4 days ago.

This little guy is quicker to respond than my 7600k. And that's all I want - a systems that won't niggle but respond as quickly as possible.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Excellent

2 month ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Good

3 days ago.

got mine running happily at 4.9ghz at barely above 1 volt think i hit the lottery on this cpu temps are below 60c on any of the 4 cores under load and all cooled by a modest 240 aio cooling solution.


Good

30 days ago.

Perfect


Good

2 hrs ago.

For a low budget gaming pc this is the is the best processor.

Comment 

Great choice for gamers as well as an individual done alot of research and got the end conclusion this is the best processor one can have and interestingly fit in the budget effectively.Dont think much this is it.........just perfect!!!!!!!!—Oct '17


Poor

11 days ago.

75-79 t. max in all stress test. off GPU and up 5GHz 80-85 t.


Good

28 days ago.

its a great budget over clocker with alot of performance


Poor

1 month ago.

95w for a new cpu? thats only a quadcore! BLEH


Good

7 days ago.

8th gen


Terrible

1 month ago.

Intel core i3-8350k more hotter 91 watts and 3% much faster than i5 8400 65 watts with stock fan in a box... i3 8350k no fan only cpu.... so i guess i3-8350k is bestter in gaming


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

amazing performance for the price


Good

12 months ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

12 months ago.

Not yet released, yet looks like it will be a excellent value.


Terrible

11 months ago.

How can you judge a processor that is not yet launched!?


Poor

10 months ago.

Just compare this benchmark with i5-4690K, and one can see that i5-4690K (now easily available at $120-used) is still better than this i3-8350K!! Making consumers fool again .... Why Intel, why???


Excellent

3 months ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Excellent

9 months ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Very nice.


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