Average Bench: 51.1% (259th of 1182)

Based on 641 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7300 CPU @ 4.00GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 51.1% Great: 55%
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7300 averaged 48.8% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 115Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 200Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7300 is just 15.3%. 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 315Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 313Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 641 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.7 1-Core 115 124
149 2-Core 200 233
75.7% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 4-Core 308 334
257 8-Core 313 335
42.3% 310 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 64-Core 315 338
21.2% 315 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 222
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 322
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 305
20% 305 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 161
72% 142 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 317
44% 322 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 86.9
2-Core 163
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 313
43% 315 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 20.8
2-Core 66.7
19% 43.8 Pts
4-Core 187
8-Core 323
32% 255 Pts
64-Core 319
21% 319 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,343,830 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $140 @ launch in Jan '17
OutletPCUS $15721 hrs
AmazonUS $1574 mins
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Typical Core i3-7300 Builds (Compare 3,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI B250 PC MATE (MS-7A72) - $239

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $786

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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 2 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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