Intel Core i3-8350K CPU-Z Benchmark: On par with Core i7-7700K?

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Intel’s Core i3-8350K CPU-Z benchmark has leaked out showcasing great performance in single and multi-threading workloads. The upcoming quad-core processor, based on the Coffee Lake architecture, will apparently deliver performance on par with current generation flagship i7 chip.

Intel Core i3-8350K: A Quad-Core chips with 4.0GHz Clock Speed, 95W TDP

Intel has already unveiled its first 8th Gen Core processors for lower-power notebooks, with desktop Coffee Lake parts scheduled to launch in the fall. The Coffee Lake family will see the introduction of the first 6-core mainstream CPUs from the company that will come as part of Core i7 and Core i5 series.

Intel’s 8th Gen Core i3 series will move from hyper-threaded dual-core chips to true quad-core chips. The increase in core count, plus the fine-tuned architecture, will enable the new chips to deliver far better performance than their predecessors.

Especially, the CPU we are most intrigued with is the Core i3-8350K. It will be the only quad-core processor in the Coffee Lake lineup that boasts an unlocked multiplier to make overclocking easier.

Intel Core i3-8350K has 4 cores and 4 threads that are clocked at 4.0GHz. It features 8 MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The Core i3 chips will not feature boost clocks but rather a more stable base clock speed. The prices of the chips will be in the sub-$200 range.

READ ALSO: Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Prices Leaked – Flagship Core i7-8700K Costs $380

Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Lineup:

  Cores/Threads  Base Clock  Boost Clock (Max)  All-Core Boost  L3 Cache  TDP 
Core i7-8700K  6/12  3.8GHz  4.7GHz  4.3GHz  12 MB  95W 
Core i7-8700  6/12  3.2GHz  4.6GHz  4.3GHz  12 MB  65W 
Core i5-8600K  6/6  3.6GHz  4.3GHz  4.1GHz  9 MB  95W 
Core i5-8400  6/6  2.8GHz  4.0GHz  4.0GHz  9 MB  65W 
Core i3-8350K  4/4  4.0GHz  N/A  N/A  8 MB  95W 
Core i3-8100  4/4  3.6GHz  N/A  N/A  6 MB  65W 

Intel Core i3-8350K CPU-Z Benchmark Leaked – Faster than Core i7-7700K in Single Threading

The Core i3-8350K CPU-Z benchmark shows that the single-threaded score of the chip is faster than the Core i7-6700K and even the Core i7-7700K. The Core i3 part scored 503.3 points compared to 492 points of 7700K, which is impressive considering the latter is clocked faster at 4.2GHz with a max Turbo frequency of 4.5GHz.

Intel Core i3-8350K CPU-Z benchmark

Both of the Core i7 chips are faster in multi-threaded performance, but we can see that it is solely due to the higher thread count. On a clock for clock performance basis, Intel has apparently achieved some decent IPC gains with Coffee Lake.

According to a previous Intel slide, the flagship Core i7-8700K will deliver 11% better performance than the i7-7700K, with multi-threaded score improving even further at 51% (due to a highercore/thread count). On the mobile side, Team Blue promises to offer up to 40% efficiency uplift over the 7th Gen Kaby Lake processors.

Several AIDA64 benchmarks also show the Core i3-8350K leading in CPU and RAM (DDR4) performance, in particular compared to the Core i7-6700K processor. The Core i3 chip was tested on a Z370 motherboard, and since the board is not yet supported, some of the labels tend to be wonky.

Intel Core i3-8350K AIDA64

The bottom line is, if the above results are any indication of the truth, the Core i3-8350K could be a great deal for budget builders. Intel would also have to adjust prices to be more competitive in the market, to see a better response compared to AMD’s entry-level Ryzen 3 chips.

Intel’s 8th Gen desktop chips will be based on the updated 14nm++ process node. The platform will feature integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2, and support DDR4-2666 memory, and up to 24 PCI-E lanes. You will require a new 300 series motherboard to run the chips. The launch is expected to take place in the first week of October.

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