Average Bench: 91.3% (44th of 1147)

Based on 9,761 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: 74%Average: 91.3% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-8350K averaged just 8.7% 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 510Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 472Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8350K is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8350K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 480Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 517Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,761 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 SC Int 121 143
112 SC Float 134 156
109 SC Mixed 127 149
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
328 QC Int 442 536
390 QC Float 510 612
356 QC Mixed 472 568
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 MC Int 452 541
430 MC Float 517 615
392 MC Mixed 480 576
72.1% 483 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 155
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 617
QC Mixed 554
129% 568 Pts
MC Int 541
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 570
86% 573 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 494
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 513
MC Mixed 491
73% 489 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 461
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 562
MC Mixed 528
79% 528 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 120
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 485
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 483
73% 486 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 114
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 456
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 417
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 417
65% 435 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,597,579 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $170 @ launch in Sep '17
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Typical Core i3-8350K Builds (Compare 18,911 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 54%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $676

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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 19 months ago.

Good

3 months 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

25 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

За такие деньги, хорошая вещь.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 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

1 month ago.

most cost effective intel processor iv'e ever come across


Excellent

7 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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

amazing performance for the price


Excellent

13 days ago.

i love i3 8350k the beast of the beast


Good

19 months ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Crazy price to performance ratio


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

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


Poor

17 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

10 months ago.

Cheap and better than 6700K!


Excellent

16 months ago.

Monstrous single-core performance for a relatively low price.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Very nice.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Cheap with higher and better performance than i5 8400


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