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Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 4 Cores and 4 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [More ...]

Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151-2

Clockspeed: 3.7 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 62 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 8 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 64 GB (DDR4-2400, ECC Supported)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8300 CPU @ 3.70GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2018

CPUmark/$Price: 53.03

Overall Rank: 1516

Last Price Change: $119.00 USD (2024-05-07)

Average CPU Mark
rating
6310

Single Thread Rating: 2261
Samples: 81*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 8,694
Thread: 2,166

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz

Integer Math16,461 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math14,154 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers36 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting10,164 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,874 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression84,227 KBytes/Sec
Physics509 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions7,540 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,261 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 13th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$119.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 20th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,323
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,381
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,185
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,630
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,023
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,908
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,313
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,479
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,185
Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
6,310
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 20th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
219.34
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
151.82
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
124.26
Intel Core i9-13900K
121.40
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
53.03
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
51.59
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 20th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,035
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,927
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,702
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
2,261
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2057183 - Mar 21 2024
6722
BL1985312 - Jan 02 2024
4767
BL1924419 - Oct 14 2023
6543
BL1924085 - Oct 14 2023
6562
BL1921065 - Oct 09 2023
6603
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
As of 20th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
6,310
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,294 (-0.3%)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,764 (+7.2%)
Intel Core i3-9100F @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,742 (+6.8%)
Intel Core i3-8100 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,119 (-3.0%)
Intel Core i5-7600K @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,797 (+7.7%)
Intel Core i5-7600 @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,563 (+4.0%)
Intel Core i5-8400T @ 1.70GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
7,443 (+18.0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G vs Intel Core i3-8300
7,135 (+13.1%)
Intel Core i3-8350K @ 4.00GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,863 (+8.8%)
Intel Core i3-9100 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
6,610 (+4.7%)
Intel Core i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i3-8300
4,955 (-21.5%)
AMD Athlon 200GE vs Intel Core i3-8300
4,117 (-34.8%)

Is the Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 20th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,646
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,273
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,068
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,406
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,146
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,878
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,795
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,555
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,521
Intel Core i3-8300 @ 3.70GHz
1,272