Average Bench: 88.8% (52nd of 1305)

Based on 807 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: 76%Average: 88.8% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9350KF averaged just 11.1% 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 Mixed Speed 135Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 267Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9350KF is 23.5%. 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 Mixed Speed 506Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 505Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 807 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 90.9 97.3
114 1-Core 135 153
231 2-Core 267 307
93.3% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
377 4-Core 500 593
400 8-Core 505 595
68.6% 502 Pts
Min Avg Max
392 64-Core 506 600
34% 506 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 522
71% 520 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 266
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 515
8-Core 519
71% 517 Pts
64-Core 523
35% 523 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 261
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 485
66% 486 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 262
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 484
65% 479 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 41,981,930 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $180 @ launch in Mar '19
AmazonUS $1755 days
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Typical Core i3-9350KF Builds (Compare 35,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $951

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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 17 months ago.

Good

9 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 !


Good

5 months ago.

Performs nearly identical to the older i3-8350K but comes with 600 MHz boost clock over base clock (4.0 GHz) and 91W TDP. Without integrated graphics, this CPU performs better at overclocking.


Good

23 days 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

good job fooling all the people who visit your intel paid website


Excellent

5 months ago.

someone here gets paid by intel too much


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.


Poor

12 months ago.

Bias site, how much does Intel pay you?


Terrible

16 months ago.

sx


Average

16 months 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

21 months 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

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

Do you guys want some review with that bias?


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