Intel Core i3-8350K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-8350K

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-8350K sales 5 October 2017 at a recommended price of $168. This is Coffee Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 91 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 7.84 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i3-8350K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

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Value for money (0-100)
3.15
 
Market segment
Desktop processor
 
Series
Intel Core i3
 
Architecture codename
Coffee Lake
 
Launch date
5 October 2017 (3 years ago)
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$168
 
Price now
$355 (2.1x MSRP)
 

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 cores
4 (Quad-Core)
 
Threads
4
 
Base clock speed
4 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed
4 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
L3 cache
8 MB (shared)
 
Chip lithography
14 nm
 
of 5 (Apple M1)
Die size
126 mm2
 
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked multiplier
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i3-8350K 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 configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Thermal design power (TDP)
91 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-8350K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

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

Security technologies

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

TXT
-
 
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes 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 i3-8350K's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory types
DDR4-2400
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
37.5 GB/s
 
ECC memory support
+
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i3-8350K.

Integrated graphics card
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync Video
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i3-8350K's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported
3
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i3-8350K's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i3-8350K's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version
3.0
 
PCI Express lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-8350K. 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.

7.84

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.

6885

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-8350K is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

This processor matches 100% minimum and 96% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
96%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
96%

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-8350K from AMD is Ryzen Embedded V1605B, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

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