IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I38350K

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,064 user samples
53,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
11,674 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.1 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
75.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
127 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
251 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
469 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+58%
477 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
762 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+58%
481 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts +4% 150 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts +4% 297 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
572 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
892 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+56%
572 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
889 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+54%
576 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,495,697 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,044%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
99.4 % Better value.
+16%
85.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % Hugely more popular.
+113%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$219 $174 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+57%
23 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$262.00 - $263.00 N/A
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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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