Average Bench: 70.7% (292nd of 1288)

Based on 3,112 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: 52%Average: 70.7% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-7350K averaged 29.3% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 86.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-7350K is 28.3%. 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 327Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 325Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,112 samples)
Min Avg Max
62.3 Memory 86.5 96
83.4 1-Core 122 145
146 2-Core 214 260
82.6% 141 Pts
Min Avg Max
204 4-Core 318 385
231 8-Core 325 386
43.8% 321 Pts
Min Avg Max
248 64-Core 327 390
22% 327 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 97
1-Core 129
2-Core 207
87% 144 Pts
4-Core 338
8-Core 339
46% 339 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 139
2-Core 213
88% 148 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 362
49% 359 Pts
64-Core 369
25% 369 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 128
2-Core 208
85% 143 Pts
4-Core 335
8-Core 334
46% 334 Pts
64-Core 333
22% 333 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 128
2-Core 235
86% 149 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 354
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 354
24% 354 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 127
2-Core 220
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 327
43% 320 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,523,531 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $175 @ launch in Jan '17
AmazonUS $21021 mins
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Typical Core i3-7350K Builds (Compare 7,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-P - $140

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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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3 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

sensational. extremely cost-effective


Good

2 months ago.

I really loved when i see this site first time


Terrible

2 years ago.

Great price/performance ratio.


Terrible

3 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

4 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 years ago.

intel masterrace


Poor

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


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