IntelBX80684I39350KF
IntelBX80673I99980X

4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,643 user samples
1,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
2,201 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 1.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
83 %
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
MetroEx 25% 27 % BFV 11%, SotTR 62%, Divis2 62%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+16%
77.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
126 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
275 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+10%
249 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
515 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
476 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
523 Pts 941 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+80%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
157 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
142 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
313 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
282 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
613 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
613 Pts 1098 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+79%
Market Share
Based on 57,263,412 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % Hugely better value.
+81%
56.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % More popular.
+17%
54 %
Price
Price (score)
$166 Hugely cheaper.
+85%
$1,098
Age
Newest
45 Months +4% 47+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
608 Pts 3318 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+446%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
525 Pts 2695 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+413%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 24.75 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 4.40 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2017X
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 44

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The i3-9350KF is a 9th generation quad core Coffee Lake CPU which is designed to be used with a discrete graphics card. It has base/boost turbo frequencies of 4.0/4.6 GHz. The 9350KF generates less heat than its higher core "K" counterparts so getting a decent overclock without expensive cooling is relatively straightforward. Overclocking the 9350KF to 5 GHz with a $20 USD Gammaxx 400 cooler puts the 9350KF at similar single, dual and quad core performance levels as the 9600K, 9700K and 9900K SKUs. Consequently there is not much difference in fps between the 9350KF and any other CPU regardless of core count. At $180 USD the 9350KF sits amongst the top value gaming and desktop CPUs currently available. Comparing the 4 thread 9350KF to AMD’s twice as expensive 16 thread Ryzen 3700X shows that the 9350KF wins hands down in all five of today’s most popular games. The only other CPUs worth considering for unbeatable gaming performance are the 9600K or 9600KF which have 50% more, equally fast cores, for less than 10% more money.  [Nov '19 CPUPro]

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The refreshed i9-7980XE (which in my opinion is one of my favourite CPU from Intel even with slightly bloated pricing), comes with soldered TIM which can transfer heat from die to IHS better but overclocking enthusiasts disappoints as the solder itself transfer lower heat than metallic thermal paste such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut and can complicate relidding. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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