Geekbench benchmark results for Intel’s 7th Gen Core i3-7350K chip have been spotted online, showing impressive performance gains over the previous generation Intel Core i3 as well as a few Core i5 processors.
The Intel Core i3-7350K is going to be a special chip indeed, as it is going to be the company’s first processor under the i3 lineup to come with an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. The Core i3-7350K is a dual-core chip with hyperthreading, 4MB of L3 cache and a rated TDP of 91W. It features a base clock of 4.00 GHz, with the ability to Turbo Boost up to 4.2 GHz right out of the gate.
The Core i3-7350K sample managed to score 5,137 points in the single-core test and an impressive 10048 multi-core score. These cores are on par or better than Core i5 chips such as the ‘Skylake’ Core i5-6400 and the Haswell Core i5-4670K, both of which are quad-core processors.
While Geekbench isn’t the best benchmark out there to compare performance of various desktop processors, it does suggest the upcoming Core i3-7350K will be an impressive beast. The chip is expected to be priced at just $177 at launch, making it fantastic value for money.
We expect the Intel Core i3-7350K to be launched early next year along with the rest of the company’s 14nm Kaby Lake desktop processor lineup.