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Intel Core i3-8300

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£124.92 without VAT

Intel has launched the 8th generation of Intel Core processors, this time codenamed Coffee Lake. These processors have a very similar architecture to their highly successful predecessor, the Kaby Lake series. However, Intel has introduced various optimisations, creating the Intel Core i3-8300 processor that delivers a significant performance boost while maintaining minimal energy requirements.

Key Features of the Intel Core i3-8300 Processor

  • A quad-core i3 processor with the Coffee Lake architecture
  • Features a high clock speed of up to 3.7GHz
  • Performance increases in order of tens of percentage points compared to the Kaby Lake range
  • Compatible exclusively with the new generation of Intel 3XX chipsets
  • Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card
  • Box heatsink included

Improved Manufacturing Technology

The Coffee Lake architecture is once again based on a 14nm production process. What used to be a very demanding manufacturing process at first, Intel has mastered to a stunning degree of perfection, which means the Intel Core i3-8300 processor can offer a superb price/performance ratio. For the first time ever, the Core i3 series now features four processor cores. The higher number of cores is also accompanied by a higher working clock speed, which is up to 3.7GHz in turbo mode.

Intel Core i3 Packs a Surprising Amount of Power

Access to data is greatly facilitated by a fast 8MB L3 cache that gives the processor cores enough time for instant response to all applications. The Intel Core i3-8300 processor is guaranteed to serve as a reliable building block for gaming PC systems.

Motherboard Compatibility

The Intel Coffee Lake platform contains quite a few changes, so Intel has decided to take a rather unusual step. Although this processor uses the well-known socket 1151, it does require a new motherboard. Specifically, a motherboard with an Intel 3XX series chipset.

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Processor series Intel Core i3
Socket Intel 1151 Coffee Lake
Processor code name Coffee Lake

Number of cores

Number of processor cores 4 ×
Number of threads 4 ×


Processor frequency 3.7 GHz (3.7 GHz)

Advanced parameters

Features Virtualization, Integrated GPU, Cooler pack
TDP 62 W
Production technology 14 nm
L2 cache 1 MB
L3 cache 8 MB
Supports chipset Intel 3xx series chipset only


CPU Passmark 8,693

Integrated graphics card

Integrated graphics card type Intel UHD Graphics 630
Frequency 1,150 MHz
Code:  BO427m8e
Warranty: 36 months
Product Number:  BX80684I38300