Average Bench: 82.6% (52nd of 1110)

Based on 33 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8300 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 82.6% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8300 averaged just 17.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8300 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 453Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 419Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8300 is just 18.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 461Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 441Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 33 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 SC Int 109 114
98.4 SC Float 118 120
94 SC Mixed 113 117
90.9% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
300 QC Int 419 454
339 QC Float 453 480
298 QC Mixed 428 471
98.2% 433 Pts
Min Avg Max
342 MC Int 421 454
383 MC Float 461 482
364 MC Mixed 441 470
66% 441 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 451
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 480
MC Mixed 461
68% 458 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 411
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 475
MC Mixed 438
66% 445 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 402
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 390
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 417
61% 410 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 399
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 388
58% 390 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 98.4
SC Mixed 94
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 300
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 298
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 342
MC Float 383
MC Mixed 380
55% 368 Pts
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Typical Core i3-8300 Builds (Compare 121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 68%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: MSI B360 GAMING PLUS (MS-7B22)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $642

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8300 Processor (8M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi3-8300
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$138.00 - $147.00
Clock Speed3.70 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP62 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

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
Memory Bandwidth37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

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
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
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

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