Average Bench: 96.4% (19th of 980)

Based on 474 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: 80%Average: 96.4% Great: 114%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 3.5% 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 521Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 489Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 529Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 513Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 474 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 SC Int 128 151
124 SC Float 136 159
121 SC Mixed 132 154
106% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 QC Int 489 587
397 QC Float 521 622
377 QC Mixed 501 604
114% 504 Pts
Min Avg Max
421 MC Int 497 588
452 MC Float 529 625
442 MC Mixed 513 608
76.8% 513 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 519
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 496
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 520
78% 518 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 516
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 534
MC Mixed 511
77% 516 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 496
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 518
MC Mixed 480
75% 498 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 520
QC Mixed 504
114% 506 Pts
MC Int 495
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 500
76% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 529
QC Mixed 494
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 453
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 442
68% 452 Pts
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 72%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $112

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $845

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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 3 months ago.

Good

12 days ago.

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Excellent

16 hrs ago.

The i3 8100 is best for price to power

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Good

3 days ago.

qwr5t


Poor

6 days ago.

the best one


Excellent

1 month 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


Terrible

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

18 hrs ago.

very affordable


Good

3 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

shmexy shmexy


Terrible

2 month ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month 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

21 days ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


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