Average Bench: 89.3% (139th of 1439)

Based on 1,442 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-9350KF CPU @ 4.00GHz

The i3-9350KF is a 9th generation quad core Coffee Lake CPU which is designed to be used with a discrete graphics card. It has base/boost turbo frequencies of 4.0/4.6 GHz. The 9350KF generates less heat than its higher core "K" counterparts so getting a decent overclock without expensive cooling is relatively straightforward. Overclocking the 9350KF to 5 GHz with a $20 USD Gammaxx 400 cooler puts the 9350KF at similar single, dual and quad core performance levels as the 9600K, 9700K and 9900K SKUs. Consequently there is not much difference in fps between the 9350KF and any other CPU regardless of core count. At $180 USD the 9350KF sits amongst the top value gaming and desktop CPUs currently available. Comparing the 4 thread 9350KF to AMD’s twice as expensive 16 thread Ryzen 3700X shows that the 9350KF wins hands down in all five of today’s most popular games. The only other CPUs worth considering for unbeatable gaming performance are the 9600K or 9600KF which have 50% more, equally fast cores, for less than 10% more money.  [Nov '19 CPUPro]

Poor: 73%Average: 89.3% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9350KF averaged just 10.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-9350KF near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 138Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed 275Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9350KF is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-9350KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 525Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 523Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,442 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.3 Memory 89.1 96.1
116 1-Core 138 157
231 2-Core 275 313
92.1% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 4-Core 515 613
389 8-Core 523 613
69.2% 519 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 64-Core 525 608
32.5% 525 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 133
2-Core 269
89% 162 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 505
67% 504 Pts
64-Core 505
31% 505 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
90% 164 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 445
60% 445 Pts
64-Core 446
28% 446 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 129
2-Core 252
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 447
62% 456 Pts
64-Core 444
28% 444 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 422
55% 416 Pts
64-Core 430
27% 430 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 131
2-Core 238
87% 153 Pts
4-Core 281
8-Core 278
38% 279 Pts
64-Core 293
18% 293 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,319,799 CPUs tested

Typical Core i3-9350KF Builds (Compare 6,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VDH PLUS (MS-7C09)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $429

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-9350KF Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi3-9350KF
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 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 Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

9th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

14 months ago.

Ok i know its not good and its terrible but who does not want a overclocked i3 cpu


Good

12 months ago.

Really cheap and surprisingly great in games. Don't be fooled by the name "i3" on it, 'cause its performance will positively surprise you.


Terrible

2 months ago.

This CPU is not so good, quite expensive - when you find it. Recommended only for people who do 100% high-FPS games and 0% other things !


Excellent

2 years ago.

someone here gets paid by intel too much


Poor

3 years ago.

This site massively overrated the 9350KF and Intel as a whole. 4c 4t is just dumb and will never beat a 3700X.


Good

4 years ago.


Poor

3 years ago.

Bias site, how much does Intel pay you?


Average

4 years ago.

The refreshed i3-8350K went around, now coming with 4GHz base clock and 4.6GHz boost clock, this CPU has terrific single core and quad core performance for $155 ($173-$177 currently) which is excellent for users that need high single core performance or gamers looking for high refresh gaming at budget. The only thing this CPU lacks is iGPU (which however leads to better OC potential) and octa core to 64 core performance which falls behind the mainstream 6 core 6 thread i5-9400F which was sold for cheaper than i3-9350KF currently.


Terrible

4 years ago.

CrylicArk, you have no idea what you're talking about. This is TERRIBLE value for the money! Only 4 cores with NO hyperthreading in 2019?! Currently, you can get an 8 core/16 thread processor from AMD for less money and, despite its lower clock speeds, it will likely perform better in most modern games. Four cores just doesn't cut it these days.


Poor

3 years ago.

Too expensive. Wish there was a 10350KF though for $170.


Terrible

3 years ago.

Do you guys want some review with that bias?


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