Average Bench: 84.5% (125th of 1355)

Based on 27,836 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]

Poor: 70%Average: 84.5% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 15.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 90.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 24.3%. 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 463Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 459Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,836 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.2 Memory 90.6 96.4
104 1-Core 122 143
200 2-Core 241 285
87.2% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 4-Core 453 541
340 8-Core 459 543
62.2% 456 Pts
Min Avg Max
347 64-Core 463 545
31% 463 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 549
74% 545 Pts
64-Core 548
37% 548 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 240
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 473
65% 473 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 52,648,374 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $170 @ launch in Sep '17
EbayUS $1503 months
BHPhotoUS $1853 years
AmazonUS $2883 months
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 27,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $249

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $836

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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 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

Good gaming processor for it's price.


Good

2 months ago.

Probably the best CPU for an emulation machine / arcade cabinet, even at stock. Couple it with a 1050 ti and you can emulate everything up to the WII in 4K.

Info  cpu.userbenchmark.com/...

i5-4690K benchmark comparison.


Good

11 months ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Good

3 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


Good

18 months ago.

its just newer and better, all those who think otherwise are just dumb


Good

13 months ago.

Good performance for a good price.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Poor

21 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

3 years ago.

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


Good

4 years ago.


Good

20 months ago.

Crazy price to performance ratio


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

22 months ago.

Why is this website so focused on gaming?


Poor

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

Great for budget minded folks who intend to upgrade but want to get their systems running, or anyone building a non-gaming workstation. It performs quite well considering its core and thread count. Will handle all normal desktop tasks and older games very well. Some modern games on lower to medium settings are fine. For high settings on newer games such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey this CPU will create a severe enough bottleneck it will harm the game performance noticeably, which is what finally necessitated my upgrade.


Terrible

2 years 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

4 years ago.

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


Poor

4 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

4 years ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Terrible

2 years ago.

USBM paid off by Intel, what a joke


Excellent

4 years ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Very nice.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Cheap with higher and better performance than i5 8400


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