Intel Core i3-8300

Intel Core i3-8300 Benchmark

Intel Core i3-8300 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 8th Generation Core i3 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-8300 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

45 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 385th out of 1,335 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
45 % 80 % 35 % 34 %
Very Good Very Good Good Good

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i3-8300 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i3-8300
45 %
AMD Ryzen 5 2600H
44 %
Intel Core i3-10100T
44 %
Intel Core i7-6700
39 %
AMD Ryzen 3 2300X
33 %
Intel Core i5-6600
31 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
29 %


Clock Speed 3.7 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 8 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 8th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR4-2400
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2018-05-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 62 W

Intel Core i3-8300

The Core i3-8300 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2018. This chip has a very good overall score at 45% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 80%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-8300 scores 35% and 34% respectively. Indeed, this is a good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-8300 has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.7 GHz. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-8300 makes use of DDR4-2400 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i3-8300 has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 8 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-8300 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 62 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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