Intel has its new series of Kaby Lake CPUs in the pipeline and it appears that the company is going to offer its first ever K-series unlocked i3 processor which will have overclocking support and a high base clock of 4.0 GHz. The Intel i3 7350K 4.2 GHz dualcore CPU benchmarks have been leaked online and they’re impressive to say the least. This dualcore processor is actually shown to outperform almost all of Intel’s current and previous generation Core i5 CPUs.
Intel fans have long called on the company to offer an i3 chip with an overclocking friendly unlocked multiplier. It appears that the company will finally be giving them what they want with the Core i3 7350K.
With 4MB L3 cache and a TDP of 91W, this dualcore processor is capable of boosting up to 4.2 GHz out of the box. An unlocked multiplier is over and above this ability to boost performance which makes overclocking quite easy. Intel will thus provide customers with high single-core performance at a very affordable price.
Intel i3 7350K posts a single-core score of 5137 aided in part by the 4.2 GHz boost, showing that it’s going to be faster than almost every stock i5 CPU available right now. It posts a multi-core score of 10048 which puts it at par with respectable i5 CPUs like the i5 6400 and the i5 4670K.
Several online retailers have already listed this Intel Kaby Lake processor but the company is yet to confirm it officially. From the looks of it, Intel is preparing this processor as a response to AMD’s upcoming Zen-based processors.