Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 Release Date, Specs, News & Update: Price, Benchmark Scores Leaked; Core i3 7350K Outperforms Core i5 Processors?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 30, 2016 10:52 AM EST

Intel hasn't officially unveiled its upcoming CPU, the Kaby Lake Core i3, but specs and Geekbench test results for the processor have already been leaked. Based on the scores, it appears that rumors about the processor turn out to be true.

The Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 7350K is an unlocked and ready for overclocking processor from the company, which makes it the first for the i3 series. Based on the leaked Benchmark scores found at Hexus, gives tech enthusiasts an idea of how the performance level of the machine.  The Intel Core i3 7350K processor is considered a low-end machine but is capable of beating the performance of previous Core i5 CPUs based on the single-core and multi-core ratings.

The Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 7350K has s single-core rating of 5137 and a multi-score rating of 10048. Out of the box, the processor has a clocks speed of 4.2 GHz, two cores and four threads. Although it may not be as powerful as the high-end quad-core seventh generation Kaby Lake machine, it may serve as an affordable alternative.

Besides outperforming the old Core i5 processors, Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 7350K could also beat AMD's eight-thread FX 8350, according to PCGamesN. The upcoming Core i3 chip will definitely cater to the crowd that's looking for a budget-friendly machine that also delivers well. Given that the upcoming Core i3 processor has a clock speed of 4.2 GHz and an optimized 14nm lithography, the chances of reaching a 5GHz speed is high.

As for the price and release date, Intel Kaby Lake Core i3 7350K processor should carry a $177 price tag, as suggested by leaks. This will be a bit cheaper compared to the low-end seventh generation Core i5 chips. Intel will reportedly launch the new Core i3 7350K early in January 2017.

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