IntelBX80684I38350K
IntelBX80677I37350K

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

2 Cores, 4 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 24,087 user samples
21,025 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
3,062 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 276th / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.3 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
71 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.6 Pts +4% 87 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts +1% 122 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
215 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
319 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+41%
324 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts +0% 96.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts +1% 146 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
291 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
262 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
385 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+45%
386 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,719,415 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
94.4 % Better value.
+12%
84 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % +4% 53 %
Price
Price (score)
$184 $151 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
40 Months More recent.
+17%
48 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 60 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+34%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+42%
392 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
462 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
326 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB 4 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $168.00 - $179.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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 Intel Core i3-7350K is Intel’s first unlocked i3 processor. The base clock of 4.2 GHz on the 7350K is matched only by the flagship i7-7700K. Consequently for desktop applications and the vast majority of tasks that rely primarily on single core performance the 7350K excels. The i3-7350K’s key feature is an unlocked multiplier which should allow a comfortable overclock (on air) to 4.8 GHz. This makes the 7350K far better suited to desktop workloads than any other non-K CPU. The Achilles heel of only having two physical cores means that for tasks that can use more than two cores such as video encoding or software development, the 7350K lags behind its quad core counterparts. For typical desktop computing such as email, browsing with multiple tabs, office documents and playing the majority of games the i3-7350K is a viable option, but at current prices it’s bested by both the i5-7600K and i7-7700K which offer far better value for money. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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