Average Bench: 82.5% (50th of 1196)

Based on 13,271 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: 66%Average: 82.5% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 17.5% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 126Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 247Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 33%. 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 473Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 469Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,271 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 1-Core 126 149
208 2-Core 247 295
87.9% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 4-Core 460 564
363 8-Core 469 567
63.3% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
374 64-Core 473 572
31.7% 473 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 498
68% 500 Pts
64-Core 509
34% 509 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 244
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 421
62% 444 Pts
64-Core 457
31% 457 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,256 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 27,865 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $706

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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 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

23 days ago.

It is not 6% faster than the 2990wx


Disliked

2 months ago.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Good

28 days ago.

£150 for what performs the same as a 7700k ***or better*** in games. Brilliant value.


Good

2 months ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Excellent

11 months 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

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 months ago.

most cost effective intel processor iv'e ever come across


Excellent

15 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


Poor

15 days ago.

amazing performance for the price


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

Crazy price to performance ratio


Poor

2 months ago.

как этот обрубок может быть медленнее 9900К на 30% ???????? WTF!?


Good

2 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

Not enough cores to work well as a gaming or productivity CPU. Had to send mine back and get a refund.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Not sure on which planet this is on par with the 2990WX, but I guess it must be true right?, cos "they have no respect for the status quo or the latest fad" an so these must be true and 100% factual and correct...

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

Wowser! Same performance but for about 10% the price!!! Intel must be working miracles!!! (especially since USBM can't be wrong!)


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years 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

18 months ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Terrible

3 months ago.

USBM paid off by Intel, what a joke


Excellent

2 years ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

22 months ago.

Very nice.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Cheap with higher and better performance than i5 8400


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