Average Bench: 91.5% (19th of 1197)

Based on 99 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 25% more money.  [Nov '19 CPUPro]

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Poor: 79%Average: 91.5% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i3-9350KF averaged just 8.5% 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 138Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 272Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9350KF is 24.8%. 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 525Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 519Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 99 samples)
Min Avg Max
124 1-Core 138 156
244 2-Core 272 308
96.6% 205 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 4-Core 515 595
445 8-Core 519 603
70.6% 517 Pts
Min Avg Max
461 64-Core 525 600
35.2% 525 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 159
2-Core 317
112% 238 Pts
4-Core 614
8-Core 606
84% 610 Pts
64-Core 615
41% 615 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 156
2-Core 308
109% 232 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 595
81% 595 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 151
2-Core 297
106% 224 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 566
78% 572 Pts
64-Core 574
38% 574 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 137
2-Core 273
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 526
68% 507 Pts
64-Core 528
35% 528 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 496
64% 474 Pts
64-Core 409
28% 409 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,717,832 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $180 @ launch in Mar '19
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Typical Core i3-9350KF Builds (Compare 2,518 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 104%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z390 Pro4 - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,084

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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 16 days ago.

Poor

4 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.


Excellent

2 months ago.

My face when lowend 9350K beats all the new AMDs @ games. Good job Intel.


Good

8 days ago.


Poor

4 months ago.

Will be obsolete once Ryzen 3rd gen comes out.


Terrible

4 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.


Average

1 month ago.

The one of the most powerful CPU you can buy while being on budget. This CPU has 600 MHz higher base clock and has a turbo boost which is new for the Core i3 lineup. You'll get very high single core and quad core performance that is recommended for optimal gaming experience at budget but you'll lack multithreaded performance and required expensive Z370/Z390 motherboards to overclock this CPU thus the lacks of included cooler means needing aftermarket cooler which may increase overall cost of buying this CPU.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Insane value for money!


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