Average Bench: 74.6% (69th of 1182)

Based on 13,880 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: 56%Average: 74.6% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged 25.3% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 125Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 248Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 33.2%. 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 476Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 472Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,880 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 1-Core 125 148
218 2-Core 248 293
88% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 4-Core 464 563
373 8-Core 472 565
63.8% 468 Pts
Min Avg Max
395 64-Core 476 565
32% 476 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 5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 149
2-Core 294
104% 222 Pts
4-Core 539
8-Core 541
74% 540 Pts
64-Core 555
37% 555 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
95% 203 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 520
72% 523 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 265
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 514
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,207,839 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 25,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $107

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $672

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

9 days ago.

It is not 6% faster than the 2990wx


Disliked

7 days ago.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Good

18 days ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Excellent

8 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

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

most cost effective intel processor iv'e ever come across


Excellent

13 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

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

amazing performance for the price


Excellent

12 months ago.

Crazy price to performance ratio


Poor

7 days 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

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

25 days 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

24 months ago.

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


Poor

23 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

16 months ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Terrible

1 month ago.

USBM paid off by Intel, what a joke


Excellent

22 months ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

19 months ago.

Very nice.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Cheap with higher and better performance than i5 8400


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