Average Bench: 54.6% (231st of 1184)

Based on 2,183 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: 41%Average: 54.6% Great: 64%
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Average average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 45.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 124Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 218Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 22.4%. 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 336Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 333Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,183 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.4 1-Core 124 145
162 2-Core 218 257
82.2% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 4-Core 327 385
261 8-Core 333 389
45% 330 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 64-Core 336 386
22.6% 336 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 148
2-Core 254
97% 201 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 375
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 356
24% 356 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 215
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 305
42% 308 Pts
64-Core 291
20% 291 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 191
78% 159 Pts
4-Core 230
8-Core 238
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 263
18% 263 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,982,629 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $175 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming 32%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 32%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H - $76

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $545

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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...

Added 2 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

20 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

sensational. extremely cost-effective


Good

8 months ago.

I really loved when i see this site first time


Terrible

18 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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