Intel Core i3-7350K vs AMD FX-8370

Compare Intel 7th Generation Core i3 2 core CPU vs AMD FX 8-Core Black Edition 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

33 %
6% slightly better overall score
31 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

55 %
25% slightly better gaming score
44 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

26 %
27 %
3% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

25 %
26 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

2,664
2,776
4% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

1,198
111% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score
567

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

2
4
100% significantly more cores

Threads

Number of logical processing units

4
8
100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

60 W
108% significantly lower TDP
125 W

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

128 KiB
384 KiB
200% significantly more L1 cache

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

1 MiB
8 MiB
1500% significantly more L2 cache

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

4 MiB
8 MiB
100% significantly more L3 cache

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

543rd of 1,337
583rd of 1,337

Family

The product line

7th Generation Core i3
FX 8-Core Black Edition

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

February 2017
September 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

Yes
Yes

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

Yes
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Core i3-7350K vs FX-8370 benchmarks

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i3-7350K is faster than the FX-8370. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the FX-8370 in all gaming tests too.

With info from our database, we find that the FX-8370 has significantly more cores with 4 cores whereas the Core i3-7350K has 2 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-7350K. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-7350K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the FX-8370. A Core i3-7350K CPU outputs less heat than a FX-8370 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. In terms of cache, the FX-8370 has significantly more L2 cache when compared to the Core i3-7350K. The FX-8370 also has significantly more L3 cache.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i3-7350K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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