Intel Core i3-8350K Review

Written by Antony Leather

October 26, 2017 // 5 p.m.

Tags: #coffee-lake #core-i3 #intel #lga-1151 #z370

Test Setup

We've updated a lot of our hardware to match recent testing with other platforms since we looked at Intel's mainstream Kaby Lake CPUs earlier this year. We now use a GeForce GTX 1080 as our test GPU along with 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz RAM and an NZXT Kraken X42 AIO liquid cooler

  • Motherboard MSI Z370 Godlike Gaming 
  • Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB 3,000MHz DDR4 
  • GPU Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition 
  • PSU Corsair RM850i 
  • SSD Samsung SSD 850 Pro 256GB (SATA 6Gbps speed tests); Samsung 960 Evo 500GB (M.2 speed tests) 
  • CPU cooler Fractal Design Celsius 240 
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit

Tests

Content creation, synthetic tests, and rendering 


  • Cinebench R15  
  • PCMark 10 Photo Editing  
  • HandBrake video transcoding  
  • Terragen 4  
  • CPU-Z 
Gaming 
  • 3DMark Time Spy (CPU test)  
  • VRMark (The Orange Room test) 
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (CPU test)  
  • Fallout 4 
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation 
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 
Power 
  • Power consumption 


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