Average Bench: 95.5% (18th of 985)

Based on 2,228 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: 78%Average: 95.5% Great: 113%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 4.5% 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 515Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 480Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 35.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8350K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 527Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 507Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,228 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 127 148
121 SC Float 135 159
116 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
357 QC Int 480 576
377 QC Float 515 620
370 QC Mixed 495 591
113% 497 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 MC Int 491 576
441 MC Float 527 624
416 MC Mixed 507 596
76.1% 508 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
120% 149 Pts
QC Int 568
QC Float 602
QC Mixed 585
133% 585 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 603
MC Mixed 588
88% 587 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 153
123% 154 Pts
QC Int 556
QC Float 637
QC Mixed 577
134% 590 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 592
87% 584 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 523
119% 523 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 529
79% 529 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 500
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 518
MC Mixed 500
75% 504 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,432,284 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
AmazonUS $16922 mins
OutletPCUS $1772 days
EbayUS $18125 mins
NeweggUS $1813 days
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 2,120 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $837

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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 6 months ago.

Excellent

3 days ago.

The i3 8100 is best for price to power

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Poor

1 day 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.


Excellent

1 day ago.

it's the best for the price


Excellent

3 days ago.

Own Ryzen. Again


Good

4 days ago.

the best one


Good

1 month ago.

Really nice performance, but what is optimal temperature regime for this processor during the workload?


Liked

3 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

best budget processor


Excellent

2 months ago.

very affordable


Good

6 months ago.


Excellent

3 days ago.

Very good.


Excellent

4 months ago.

shmexy shmexy


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

5 months ago.

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


Poor

4 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.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

26 days ago.

Very nice.


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