Average Bench: 90.2% (31st of 1257)

Based on 323 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]

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Poor: 77%Average: 90.2% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-9350KF averaged just 9.8% 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 137Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 270Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9350KF is 22.6%. 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 515Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 512Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 323 samples)
Min Avg Max
85 Memory 92.9 97.6
121 1-Core 137 155
235 2-Core 270 307
94.8% 166 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 4-Core 504 592
393 8-Core 512 597
69.3% 508 Pts
Min Avg Max
416 64-Core 515 600
34.5% 515 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 147
2-Core 299
101% 180 Pts
4-Core 557
8-Core 577
77% 567 Pts
64-Core 576
39% 576 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 141
2-Core 275
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 505
70% 510 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
323 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 31,389,116 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Mar '19
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Typical Core i3-9350KF Builds (Compare 5,599 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Pro4 - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $893

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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 9 months ago.

Terrible

5 days ago.

Too slow for the money.


Good

21 days 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

17 days 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

9 days ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

someone here gets paid by intel too much


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.


Poor

3 months ago.

Bias site, how much does Intel pay you?


Terrible

8 months ago.

sx


Average

8 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

12 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.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Terrible

3 months ago.

Do you guys want some review with that bias?


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