The Intel Core i3-8350K has been revealed as a fairly powerful CPU for the price it presents, and we must remember that this is because, for the first time, Core i3 features 4 cores under the Coffee Lake platform.

Thanks to the first performance test of this CPU, under the benchmark that incorporates the CPU-Z program, the Core i3-8350K with its 4 cores and 4 threads @ 4.00 GHz offers a single-core performance of 503.3 points compared to 492 Points of Intel Core i7-7700K.

When we talk about multi-core performance, the Core i3-8350K sheds 1982 points while the Core i7-7700K reaches 2648 points, not bad considering that the Core i7-7700K offers 4 cores and 8 processing threads, twice as many logical cores, but not double the yield, a difference of 33%.

Because games generally do not require or use more than eight cores, four-core and four-thread performance from the Core i3-8350K (which will cost less than $ 190) would be quite large for Intel users, of course – especially to counter the launch of Ryzen CPUs.

In addition, there are also several tests of AIDA64’s internal benchmark tool. The chip was tested on a Z370 motherboard, although the motherboards still do not have the official support of the program. These benchmarks can be seen in above slides, and you can see a small performance advantage on CPU and RAM (DDR4) on the Core i3-8350K compared to Core i7-6700K.

Finally, we have a list of the ASUS and ASRock motherboards based on Intel Z370 chipset:

ASUS:

  • ROG MAXIMUS X HERO
  • ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC)
  • ROG MAXIMUS X APEX
  • ROG MAXIMUS X CODE
  • ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA
  • ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC)
  • ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING
  • ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING
  • PRIME Z370-P
  • PRIME Z370-A
  • TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING
  • TUF Z370-PRO GAMING

ASRock:

  • ASRock Z370 Fatal1ty Professional Gaming i7
  • ASRock Z370 Fatal1ty Gaming K6
  • ASRock Z370 Extreme4
  • ASRock Z370 Killer SLI / ac
  • ASRock Z370 Pro4
  • ASRock Z370M-ITX / ac
  • ASRock Z370M Pro4