Intel recently announced its 8th generation lineup. Where we only got a few details regarding what the performance would be on the desktop variants. Well now we have got our hands on a leaked result. Which shows how well the starting Core i3 variant will perform against its predecessor Kaby Lake.
Unlike Kaby Lake, the Core i3 variant on the new 8th generation lineup. Comes with four cores instead of two and will also come with overclocking support out of the box. This includes the Intel Core i3 8350K, which comes with a total of four core and four thread, clocked in at 4.0GHz. Aside from that the chip will feature 8MB cache, with a TDP of just 95W.
Alongside the above mentioned variant, Intel will also be offering the Core i3 8100. Which also does offer the same four cores and four threads. But will come with a lower operating frequency at 3.6GHz. Aside from that the Core i3 8100 will feature 6MB of cache instead of 8MB. While both the variants will be priced at the sub $200 price.
Let’s talk about the performance of these two new Intel 8th generation Core i3 variants. That were leaked on the GPU-Z data base. Where the Core i3 8350K got a score of 503.3 points in single core performance. While in multi core performance the Core i3 8350K got a score of 1982 points. Which sure is impressive considering the Core i7 7700K only score 492 points in single core performance. With a score of 2648 points in multi-threaded performance.
Though the leaked scores are impressive to look at. Do take all these results with a grain of salt. But if these leaked benchmarks were even somewhere near the score of Intel 8th generation Core i3 variants. Then Intel have something solid to go against AMD Ryzen this year.