Intel Core i3-7350K Kaby Lake benchmarked
20.12.2016 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
As fast as a Core i5-2500K
While we’ve already seen plenty of leaks and benchmarks based on Intel's upcoming Core i7-7700K and Core i5-7600K Kaby Lake processors, some new details on the Core i3-7350K emerged on Youtube. Due to a review from the youtuber “Hardware Unboxed”, we can finally see how quick this CPU is.
The new tests confirm what we’ve seen already with the last leak related to GeekBench 4. The Core i3-7350K appears to be as quick as the Core i5-2500K quad-core which was released in 2011. Sadly “Hardware Unboxed” have only tested multi-threaded performance and there is no word about what the new CPU can do when hit with single-threaded workloads. However since IPC performance with Kaby Lake is definitely higher than with Sandy Bridge, the new i3-7350K should be faster in this scenario as well.
In addition they also did few 3D tests using DX 11 games. The test setup is based on a Nvidia Titan X Pascal graphics card and shows a tiny difference between the Core i3-7350K and the Core i5-2500K. Checking the performance of the Core i7-6700K we can see that this particular CPU is apparently quite a bit quicker faster in 3D games compared to the Core i3-7350K.
Last but least they also tested the CPU overclocked to 4.8GHz with 1.28 Volts. In order to achieve this frequency they used a Thermalright AXP-200 CPU cooler. Pushing the CPU to the limit with AIDA64 Stability Test the highest temperature reached was about 60 degrees.
So far Intel has not revealed details on pricing and availability regarding their Core i3-7350K but we are sure we will know more within the next months.
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