Intel
IntelBX80684I39350KF
$180
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.66 GHz, Westmere EP.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

 $180 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,091 user samples
649 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 2.65 GHz
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 522nd / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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: 149th / 1457
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.4 % 89.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+39%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.7 Pts 89.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
68.5 Pts 138 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+101%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
135 Pts 275 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+104%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
242 Pts 515 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+113%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
312 Pts 523 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+68%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts 96.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
97.1 Pts 157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+62%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
184 Pts 313 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+70%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
320 Pts 613 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+92%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
456 Pts 613 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
Market Share
Based on 68,220,279 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 62 % More popular.
+22%
Age
Newest
120+ Months 64 Months Much more recent.
+47%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
472 Pts 608 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
316 Pts 525 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+66%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'10 Q1'19
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.93 GHz 4.60 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5.86 GT/s QPI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
288 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 800/1066 DDR4-2400
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
3 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
42.5mm X 45mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration
Max CPU Configuration
2 1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
1.0 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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