IntelBX80684I38350K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,327 user samples
11,999 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
90,328 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
84.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
395 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
481 Pts 1116 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+132%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
150 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
460 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
572 Pts 1303 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+128%
Market Share
Based on 17,039,024 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+800%
Value
Value For Money
112 % Slightly better value.
+6%
106 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 120 % Much more popular.
+76%
Price
Price (score)
$166 $160 +3%
Age
Newest
20 Months More recent.
+23%
26 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+33%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+29%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
157 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+31%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
536 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+21%
442 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+28%
480 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
542 Pts 1271 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+135%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
619 Pts 1321 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+113%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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