IntelBX80684I38350K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 258,588 user samples
13,389 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
245,199 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 88th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
75 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
110 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+14%
217 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
462 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
419 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts 694 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+48%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 906 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+91%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
294 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
470 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts 782 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
569 Pts 1003 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+76%
Market Share
Based on 21,717,832 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 2.86 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,986%
Value
Value For Money
95.6 % +1% 95.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 146 % Hugely more popular.
+132%
Price
Price (score)
$164 $118 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
26 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+31%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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