Intel
IntelBX80684I38350K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 55,800 user samples
40,438 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 48% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 48%
SPEED RANK: 446th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
15,362 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
43.5 % 83.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+92%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
80.2 Pts 127 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 251 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+79%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts 469 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+130%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 474 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+129%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
87 Pts 150 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+72%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 296 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+75%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 568 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+155%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 568 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+155%
Market Share
Based on 24,161,503 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+333%
0.06 %
Value
Value For Money
52.3 % 95.5 % Hugely better value.
+83%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 65 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$142 Cheaper.
+17%
$172
Age
Newest
73+ Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+62%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 571 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+155%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 476 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+130%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$113.00 - $120.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 350 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.15 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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The i3-2120 is a very old CPU at this point. Whilst capable of simple tasks like web browsing and videos the weight of ageing has hit it hard with newer software running more slowly. With only 2 cores it doesn't handle multitasking very well and is also an extremely poor choice for more modern gaming. Though if you're not doing anything but light usage it's okay, but you can almost definitely find something better for the same price. [Jun '19 Robotonic]

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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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