Intel Core i3-7350K CPU Review

Power Consumption and Overclocking

Power Consumption

The Kaby Lake Core i3-7350K consumes almost exactly half the power of the Core i7-7700K. There’s certainly quite a bit of punch with little thirst.

Overclocking

Overclocking Kaby Lake isn’t any different than Skylake and far easier than Haswell or Broadwell. If you have time overclocking Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or any of the newer AMD CPUs; you’ll find Kaby Lake is much the same.

After I adjusted the line load calibration to its stiffest setting, I started bumping up the multiplier and then the core voltage. I alternated between them until I reached 5.2 GHz. At that point the voltage was at 1.45v. It felt like the chip would go higher, but it hit the wall.

The Conclusion and Final Thoughts are next.



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