IntelBX80646I34130
IntelBX80684I39100F

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,355 user samples
25,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 352nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
6,225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
50.3 % 79.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+59%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.7 Pts 121 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 239 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+50%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 445 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+87%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 451 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+86%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 129 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
188 Pts 254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+35%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 489 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+85%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 490 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+85%
Market Share
Based on 22,505,376 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+107%
Value
Value For Money
64.6 % 110 % Much better value.
+70%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 158 % Hugely more popular.
+168%
Price
Price (score)
$112 $86 Cheaper.
+23%
Age
Newest
75 Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts More energy efficient.
+17%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts 493 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+85%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
246 Pts 454 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+85%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600 barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games[Oct '19 CPUPro]

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