Average Bench: 65.6% (120th of 1184)

Based on 876 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8300 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 54%Average: 65.6% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i3-8300 averaged 34.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 218Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8300 is just 17.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-8300 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 419Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 416Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 876 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 1-Core 110 115
190 2-Core 218 230
77.3% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 4-Core 408 451
342 8-Core 416 449
56.2% 412 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 64-Core 419 454
28.1% 419 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 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 442
60% 438 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 228
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 442
60% 437 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 226
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 432
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 220
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 432
59% 430 Pts
64-Core 435
29% 435 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 223
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 436
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 221
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 421
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 198
73% 153 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 352
53% 380 Pts
64-Core 379
25% 379 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 209
76% 159 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 370
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
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Typical Core i3-8300 Builds (Compare 7,497 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H - $84

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $592

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-8300 Processor (8M Cache, 3.70 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi3-8300
# 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
Recommended Price$138.00 - $147.00
Clock Speed3.70 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP62 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

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
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 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
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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3 months ago.

i like the performance but it is a bit on the pricey side for what you get


Terrible

15 months ago.

20 dollars for nothing go buy i3 8100


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