Intel
IntelBX80684I38350K
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.6 GHz, Broadwell.
Release date ≈ Q1 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,857 user samples
2,368 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 18% Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 18% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 579th / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
14,489 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1202
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
36.8 % 81.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+122%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
68.5 Pts 125 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+82%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 246 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+110%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 454 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+165%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts 463 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+166%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
83.4 Pts 149 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+79%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts 295 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+102%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 561 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+179%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 564 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+181%
Market Share
Based on 22,381,021 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
49 % 63 % More popular.
+29%
Age
Newest
56+ Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+52%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 568 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+183%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts 469 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+168%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'15 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
3 MB 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$315.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1600/1866 DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 6000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
300 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
950 MHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
16 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
40mm x24mm x 1.3mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
4x1, 2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
12 16

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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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