Average Bench: 92.5% (27th of 1130)

Based on 5,655 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8350K CPU @ 4.00GHz

The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 79%Average: 92.5% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 7.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8350K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 515Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 480Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8350K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 487Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 521Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,655 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 122 144
119 SC Float 134 156
115 SC Mixed 128 149
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 QC Int 452 539
407 QC Float 515 618
385 QC Mixed 480 576
109% 482 Pts
Min Avg Max
378 MC Int 460 544
437 MC Float 521 618
411 MC Mixed 487 577
73.2% 489 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 150
SC Float 165
SC Mixed 158
126% 158 Pts
QC Int 569
QC Float 656
QC Mixed 605
138% 610 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 648
MC Mixed 605
91% 607 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 145
117% 146 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 608
QC Mixed 565
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 611
MC Mixed 566
84% 566 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 553
QC Mixed 505
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 543
MC Mixed 506
76% 507 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 475
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 475
73% 491 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 476
109% 480 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 475
72% 485 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 11,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $104

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $762

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8350K Processor (8M Cache, 4.00 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ4'17
Processor Numberi3-8350K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache8 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 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 TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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
Turbo Boost TechNo
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

8th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 14 months ago.

Poor

16 days ago.

This little guy is quicker to respond than my 7600k. And that's all I want - a systems that won't niggle but respond as quickly as possible.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Good

4 days ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Poor

30 days ago.

Allows high end gaming without a bottleneck for low price


Good

24 days ago.

For a low budget gaming pc this is the is the best processor.

Comment 

Great choice for gamers as well as an individual done alot of research and got the end conclusion this is the best processor one can have and interestingly fit in the budget effectively.Dont think much this is it.........just perfect!!!!!!!!—Oct '17


Excellent

14 days ago.

75-79 t. max in all stress test. off GPU and up 5GHz 80-85 t.


Good

3 months ago.

its a great budget over clocker with alot of performance


Poor

2 months ago.

95w for a new cpu? thats only a quadcore! BLEH


Excellent

2 months ago.

Intel core i3-8350k more hotter 91 watts and 3% much faster than i5 8400 65 watts with stock fan in a box... i3 8350k no fan only cpu.... so i guess i3-8350k is bestter in gaming


Excellent

5 days ago.

overclock to 5 5.2 Ghz boom you got ai7-7700k for gaming atleast


Good

21 days ago.

amazing performance for the price


Good

14 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Crazy price to performance ratio


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 months ago.

Not yet released, yet looks like it will be a excellent value.


Excellent

1 month ago.

great overclocking cpu, better than 65% of i5's and the best i3 out there


Terrible

13 months ago.

How can you judge a processor that is not yet launched!?


Poor

12 months ago.

Just compare this benchmark with i5-4690K, and one can see that i5-4690K (now easily available at $120-used) is still better than this i3-8350K!! Making consumers fool again .... Why Intel, why???


Excellent

5 months ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Excellent

11 months ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

8 months ago.

Very nice.


Excellent

13 days ago.

Cheap with higher and better performance than i5 8400


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