Average Bench: 67.7% (164th of 1132)

Based on 437 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7300 CPU @ 4.00GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 67.7% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7300 averaged 32.3% 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

Single Core Floating Point Speed 120Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7300 is 20.2%. 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 321Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 437 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 SC Int 114 123
91 SC Float 120 128
91.8 SC Mixed 117 125
93.4% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
214 QC Int 290 314
251 QC Float 331 356
226 QC Mixed 313 339
70.5% 312 Pts
Min Avg Max
239 MC Int 296 315
277 MC Float 337 357
256 MC Mixed 321 342
47.5% 318 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 303
QC Float 340
QC Mixed 335
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 304
MC Float 341
MC Mixed 311
48% 319 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 293
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 331
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 309
MC Float 350
MC Mixed 329
49% 329 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 121
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 283
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 316
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 308
46% 311 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 106
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 255
QC Float 299
QC Mixed 285
63% 280 Pts
MC Int 288
MC Float 324
MC Mixed 314
46% 309 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jan '17
NeweggUS $15919 days
OutletPCUS $16717 days
AmazonUS $1709 days
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Typical Core i3-7300 Builds (Compare 2,028 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $731

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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 21 months ago.

Poor

14 months 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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