Average Bench: 71.5% (364th of 1439)

Based on 4,002 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-7350K CPU @ 4.20GHz

The Intel Core i3-7350K is Intel’s first unlocked i3 processor. The base clock of 4.2 GHz on the 7350K is matched only by the flagship i7-7700K. Consequently for desktop applications and the vast majority of tasks that rely primarily on single core performance the 7350K excels. The i3-7350K’s key feature is an unlocked multiplier which should allow a comfortable overclock (on air) to 4.8 GHz. This makes the 7350K far better suited to desktop workloads than any other non-K CPU. The Achilles heel of only having two physical cores means that for tasks that can use more than two cores such as video encoding or software development, the 7350K lags behind its quad core counterparts. For typical desktop computing such as email, browsing with multiple tabs, office documents and playing the majority of games the i3-7350K is a viable option, but at current prices it’s bested by both the i5-7600K and i7-7700K which offer far better value for money. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

Poor: 57%Average: 71.5% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 28.4% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 122Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 23.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-7350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 339Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 337Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,002 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 85.7 95.2
82.9 1-Core 122 144
148 2-Core 215 258
80.5% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
225 4-Core 332 395
242 8-Core 337 396
44.7% 335 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 64-Core 339 397
21% 339 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 124
2-Core 218
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 349
46% 348 Pts
64-Core 348
22% 348 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 207
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 340
45% 338 Pts
64-Core 338
21% 338 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 205
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 332
8-Core 313
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 335
21% 335 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 195
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 256
8-Core 339
38% 297 Pts
64-Core 336
21% 336 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 166
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 250
32% 241 Pts
64-Core 244
15% 244 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $175 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 4,473 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus PRIME B250M-A - $74

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $363

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-7350K Processor (4M Cache, 4.20 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi3-7350K
# 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$168.00 - $179.00
Clock Speed4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP60 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

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
TSX-NIYes
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...

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Poor (edit your comment) Add link

7 months ago.

Really good CPU on a budget. At the time it was the king of budgets when ryzen wasn't around.


Good

3 years ago.

I really loved when i see this site first time


Good

7 months ago.

sensational. extremely cost-effective


Terrible

5 years ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Terrible

6 years ago.

Excellent for solely office tasks and use, i.e.: no gaming, no rendering, no video and music editing/riping/conversion, etc.,... Used in fully new PC without a discrete GPU (H270 mITX + 8GB DDR4 RAM + 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD)


Excellent

7 years ago.


Good

6 years ago.

intel masterrace


Poor

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

6 years ago.

Waste of money given pricing on Core i5 and Ryzen 5 Hardware


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