Intel Core i3-7300: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i3-7300
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Year of release 2017
Performance 4.63

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-7300 sales 3 January 2017 at a recommended price of $147. This is Kaby Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 51 Watt and a maximum temperature of 65 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

4.63%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i3-7300 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating1287
Value for money8.63
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i3
Architecture codenameKaby Lake (2016−2019)
Release date3 January 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$147of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$97 (0.7x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)
Threads4
Base clock speed4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache4 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)65 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-7300 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)51 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-7300. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology-
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
TSX+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT-
EDB+
Secure Key+
MPX+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-7300's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size64 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth38.397 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-7300.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 630
Max video memory64 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-7300's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-7300's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-7300's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12
OpenGL4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-7300. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-7300 4.63
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

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GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

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Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-7300 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-7300 by AMD is Athlon Silver PRO 3125GE, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

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