Intel Core i3-8350K spotted

Another unlocked Core i3?

The acclaimed launch date of Coffee Lake based CPUs is in the near future and therfore news leaks are making it through on a rather frequent basis. This time an AnandTech forum user is jumping the gun - again - posting some details on two upcoming Intel Core i3 processors. Both models should feature four cores and four threads.

According to the screenshot, the upcoming Intel Core i3-8350K packs a base clock of 4.0GHz while the Core i3-8100 should come with 3.5GHz clock speed. Apart from that there is 8MB of L3 cache on the Core i3-8350K and only 6MB on the Core i3-8100 chip. Another interesting aspect is the TDP of both CPUs; while the i3-8350K requires 91W and the i3-8100 is only specified at 65W TDP.

If this information is correct, both CPUs could be a very good deal, making it perform similar to the current generation Core i5 chips. These rumored CPUs are supposedly quad-core units without HyperThreading. However, these chips are similar to the existing Core i3 CPUs since they also lack Turbo Boost support.

During the past days we have seen several leaks regarding the upcoming Coffee Lake Core i5 series CPUs that are supposed to feature six cores and twelve threads. Since the Core i5 series will come with more cores and threads than what we were used to, maybe the upcoming Core i3 series will receive the same treatment.

Source: Intel

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Paul Görnhardt - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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