Intel Core i3 7350K Benchmarks Leaked; Single & Multi Core Score
Intel Core i3 7350K is going to be the first unlocked dual core processor that will enable budget gamers to overclock their processors. This is the first time that Intel is going to release unlocked i3 variants aimed at budget gamers.
We have some Intel Core i3 7350K benchmarks here and it seems that the Intel Core i3 7350K is a good contender when it comes to budget gaming. We can see here that when it comes to the single core score the Intel Core i3 7350K manages to keep up with most i5 CPUs with a score of 5137. This is a decent score.
Keep in mind that this CPU features the Skylake architecture with the 14nm+ process. It also has a TDP of 91W. The CPU comes with 4MB of L3 cache and has 2 cores and 4 threads.
Considering that this is a dual core CPU you would expect the Intel Core i3 7350K to take a hit when it came to multi-core score but it does keep up with low-level i5 CPUs with a score of 10048.
Because of the higher clock speed and the hyper threading, the Intel Core i3 7350K manages a decent multi-core score. With the option to overclock this could be a good option to consider for a budget build but priced at $180 it comes into core i5 territory and factoring in the price of a z-series motherboard one would wonder if it is worth the money at all.
Benchmarks are all well and good in theory but we will have to see how well the Intel Core i3 7350K performs in-game. While benchmarks give you a good idea how well the CPU will perform we will still need to look at real-time in-game performance. Till then we will have to wait and see what the upcoming CPU has to offer the budget gamer.