Average Bench: 80.3% (77th of 1147)

Based on 527 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EB Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8300 CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 67%Average: 80.3% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-8300 averaged just 19.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-8300 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 445Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 416Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-8300 is just 19.3%. 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 424Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 453Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 527 samples)
Min Avg Max
96 SC Int 106 112
99.1 SC Float 117 120
98.7 SC Mixed 111 116
88.9% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
304 QC Int 392 440
338 QC Float 445 480
325 QC Mixed 416 455
94.6% 418 Pts
Min Avg Max
334 MC Int 399 440
384 MC Float 453 481
358 MC Mixed 424 459
63.5% 425 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 452
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 447
68% 453 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 434
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 441
66% 442 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 400
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 368
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 404
60% 403 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 364
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 427
64% 426 Pts
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Typical Core i3-8300 Builds (Compare 3,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte B360M DS3H - $70

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $540

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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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12 days ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

20 dollars for nothing go buy i3 8100


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