Average Bench: 67.9% (145th of 1206)

Based on 2,324 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]

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Poor: 50%Average: 67.9% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 32.1% 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 123Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 216Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 27.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 332Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 330Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,324 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 1-Core 123 142
158 2-Core 216 256
81.5% 170 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 4-Core 324 379
253 8-Core 330 379
44.5% 327 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 64-Core 332 380
22.3% 332 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 4.7 GHz
1-Core 140
2-Core 234
90% 187 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 384
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 388
26% 388 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 226
84% 176 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 324
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 325
22% 325 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 116
2-Core 226
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 347
47% 346 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 208
81% 166 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 303
41% 301 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 192
76% 155 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 298
34% 258 Pts
64-Core 330
22% 330 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,641,976 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 13,402 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $504

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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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Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

sensational. extremely cost-effective


Good

10 months ago.

I really loved when i see this site first time


Terrible

19 months ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Terrible

2 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

2 years ago.


Average

2 years ago.

Too little cores. Not quite the best for gaming either. It will suit other uses like browsing the web, but still not as good as the new Ryzen 3 1300X. And is now surpassed by the newer i3-8350k.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

intel masterrace


Poor

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


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