Performance of Intel Core i3 8350K, Core i7 outperforms Skylake and Kaby Lake

A leak from Chinese sources has allowed us to see the performance of the Intel Core i3 8350K in CPU-Z, a fairly simple test that serves as a basis for us to get an idea of ​​what we can expect from this new processor based on Intel’s Coffee Lake architecture.

Intel Core i3 8350K

First of all we will detail the specifications we know of the Intel Core i3 8350K and those of its rivals in that comparison, Core i7 6700K and Core i7 7700K.

Core i3 8350K

  • Coffee Lake Architecture (Eighth Generation Core) made in 14 nm process.
  • Four cores and four wires at 4 GHz base frequency.
  • Multiplier unlocked (supports overclocking).

Core i7 6700K

  • Skylake Architecture (Sixth Generation Core) made in 14 nm process.
  • Four cores and eight wires at 4 GHz-4.2 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • Multiplier unlocked (supports overclocking).

Core i7 7700K

  • Architecture Kaby Lake (Core of seventh generation) manufactured in process of 14 nm.
  • Four cores and eight wires at 4.2 GHz-4.5 GHz, normal and turbo mode.
  • Multiplier unlocked (supports overclocking).

Taking a look at the results we see that the Intel Core i3 8350K manages to overcome both in mono-core performance, which confirms an increase of IPC by the generational leap to a new architecture.

As expected the Core i7 impose on multi-thread performance thanks to HyperThreading technology that allows them to handle up to eight threads, but despite that the Core i3 8350K is quite close to the Core i7 6700K.

If the price is well adjusted this processor could be a very interesting option to set up “cheap” games, because thanks to its four physical cores it overcomes one of the most important limitations of the Core i3.

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