Average Bench: 71.4% (268th of 1255)

Based on 1,053 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7300 CPU @ 4.00GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 71.4% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7300 averaged 28.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 90.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 114Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7300 is just 16.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 309Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 307Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,053 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 Memory 90.7 96.4
86.9 1-Core 114 124
141 2-Core 199 230
80.5% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
215 4-Core 303 333
234 8-Core 307 335
41.6% 305 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 64-Core 309 337
20.7% 309 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 324
44% 324 Pts
64-Core 320
22% 320 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 234
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 329
8-Core 329
45% 329 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 123
2-Core 189
82% 135 Pts
4-Core 324
8-Core 326
44% 325 Pts
64-Core 326
22% 326 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 122
2-Core 198
82% 137 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 320
44% 320 Pts
64-Core 309
21% 309 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 30,503,505 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jan '17
OutletPCUS $1626 months
AmazonUS $17232 mins
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Typical Core i3-7300 Builds (Compare 4,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $684

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7300 Processor (4M Cache, 4.00 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7300
# of Cores2
# of Threads4
Cache4 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$147.00
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP51 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

Kaby Lake 7th generation Kaby Lake Core i3 processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

2 years ago.

If you were going for a i3, i'd get the 7350k or wait until the 8350k is out. This is basically trash compared to the the modern day CPUs.


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