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

4% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

111% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

100% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
5% slightly higher clock speed
4 GHz


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


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


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

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


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


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


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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