Core i3-8300 vs Core i7-11700 specs and performance
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-11700 beats the Core i3-8300 in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i3-8300 in all gaming tests too.
With info from our database, we find that the Core i7-11700 has significantly more cores with 8 cores whereas the Core i3-8300 has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Core i3-8300. Our comparison shows that the Core i3-8300 has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-11700. A Core i3-8300 CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-11700 CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. The cache sizes of these CPUs are different. Indeed, the Core i7-11700 has significantly more L2 cache than the Core i3-8300. The Core i7-11700 also has significantly more L3 cache.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i3-8300 has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.