Intel Core i3-9350KF
Desktop Processor 4 Core Up to 4.6GHz Unlocked Without Processor Graphics LGA1151
Intel Core i3-9350KF
|Product Collection||9th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processors|
|Code Name||Products formerly Coffee Lake|
|Included Items||Please note: The boxed product does not include a fan or heat sink|
|Recommended Customer Price||$148.00 – $159.00|
|# of Cores||4|
|# of Threads||4|
|Processor Base Frequency||4.00 GHz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||4.60 GHz|
|Cache||8 MB Intel® Smart Cache|
|Bus Speed||8 GT/s|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Frequency‡||4.60 GHz|
|Embedded Options Available||No|
|Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)||64 GB|
|Max # of Memory Channels||2|
|Max Memory Bandwidth||37.5 GB/s|
|ECC Memory Supported ‡||Yes|
|PCI Express Revision||3|
|PCI Express Configurations ‡||Up to 1×16, 2×8, 1×8+2×4|
|Max # of PCI Express Lanes||16|
|Max CPU Configuration||1|
|Thermal Solution Specification||PCG 2015D (130W)|
|Package Size||37.5mm x 37.5mm|
|Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported ‡||Yes|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡||2|
|Intel vPro® Platform Eligibility ‡||No|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡||No|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡||Yes|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡||Yes|
|Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) ‡||Yes|
|Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions||No|
|Intel® 64 ‡||Yes|
|Instruction Set Extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology||Yes|
|Thermal Monitoring Technologies||Yes|
|Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡||Yes|
|Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)||No|
|Security & Reliability|
|Intel® AES New Instructions||Yes|
|Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)||Yes with Intel® ME|
|Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)||Yes|
|Intel® OS Guard||Yes|
|Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡||No|
|Execute Disable Bit ‡||Yes|
|Intel® Boot Guard||Yes|
Intel Core i3-9350KF Processor
8M Cache, up to 4.60 GHz
|Product Dimensions||11.61 x 4.39 x 10.11 cm; 80 Grams|
|Item model number||999F4L|
|Processor Speed||4 GHz|
|Processor Socket||LGA 1151|
|Has Auto Focus||No|
|Item Weight||80 g|
Intel® 300 Series Desktop Chipsets
|Product Name||Status||Bus Speed||PCI Express Revision|
|Intel® Z390 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® Z370 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® Q370 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® H370 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® B365 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® B360 Chipset||Launched||8 GT/s||3.0|
|Intel® H310 Chipset||Launched||5 GT/s||2.0|
The Core i5-9350KF is the graphics-less version of the Core i5-9350K that is a ghost at retail. Intel offers a $25 discount for this model, which typically is the only choice at checkout due to Intel’s shortages. Intel also increased the pricing by $5 over the previous-gen Core i3-8350K.
Intel enabled Turbo Boost 2.0 on the 9350K/F to firm up its top-end Core i3 model, but it is notable that other Coffee Lake Core i3’s, like the 9100, don’t come with the feature. As we can see in the table above, Intel added an extra 600 MHz to the single-core frequency, and also boosted the multi-core turbo ratios. That leads to more performance in both lightly- and multi-threaded workloads compared to the previous-gen Core i3-8350K.
The chip also comes with 8MB of L3 cache and adheres to an Intel-defined 91W TDP. This chip is overclockable, which is the big attraction over the Core i5-9400, but you’ll need a pricey Z-series motherboard to unlock the feature. You’re also on the hook to provide your own cooler for the 9350K/F models, while AMD’s competing chips come with capable coolers.
The quad-core 9350K/F processors come without Hyper-Threading, meaning the four threads execute on physical cores, and the “non-F” models come with the UHD Graphics 630 engine. This engine isn’t very useful for most types of gaming, a situation Intel hopes to fix with its next-gen processors, but it does come in handy for troubleshooting. Most people shopping for an unlocked processor likely don’t plan on using integrated graphics and instead will opt to pair the chip with a lower-end Radeon or GeForce graphics card.
The chips feature the Coffee Lake architecture, which is yet another Skylake derivative, and yet another highly-refined version of the 14nm process (Intel hasn’t divulged the “+” revision).
Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details.
“Announced” SKUs are not yet available. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability.
System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.
Max Turbo Frequency refers to the maximum single-core processor frequency that can be achieved with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. See www.intel.com/technology/turboboost/ for more information and applicability of this technology.
See http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html?wapkw=hyper+threading for more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology.
Processors that support 64-bit computing on Intel® architecture require an Intel 64 architecture-enabled BIOS.
Check http://ipt.intel.com/ for systems that support Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT).