IntelBX80684I39100F
AMD100-100000159BOX
$120

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

 $120 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
232 EFps 251 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
105 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+6%
99 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps +5% 131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
117 EFps +4% 113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
127 EFps 128 EFps +1%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,383 user samples
52,693 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
5,690 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 109th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.4 % 81.8 % +0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+10%
79.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 263 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 451 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 722 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+63%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
88.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 143 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 507 Pts +5%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 782 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 36,431,922 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+433%
0.09 %
Value
Value For Money
111 % Slightly better value.
+8%
103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
200 % Much more popular.
+53%
131 %
Price
Price (score)
$89 Cheaper.
+26%
$120
Age
Newest
20 Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+70%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 782 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+60%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts 726 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+64%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

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The 3300X is a 4-core Ryzen CPU. Priced at just $120 USD, it offers far better value to gamers than all the previous Ryzen CPUs. This is great news for potential buyers, but bad luck for gamers that recently spent nearly three times more on the 8-core 3700X. The reduction from eight to four cores results in more efficient caching and higher boost clocks. AMD’s marketing has abruptly broken from the firmly established “moar cores” mantra to a conveniently realistic: four cores are actually okay. Shifting goalposts this quickly reveals an unhealthy focus on first time buyers and a brazen disregard for existing customers. Sales tactics aside, unfortunately the 3300X remains constrained by architectural latency and the associated gaming bottleneck (frame drops). Comparing an overclocked 3300X pegged at 4425 MHz to a stock Intel Core i3-10100 running at 4100 MHz shows that the i3-10100 delivers better gaming performance in four out of five games. The 10100 also includes an iGPU with QuickSync hardware encoding. Since additional cores make little difference to gamers, there are no significant upgrades beyond the 3300X in the Ryzen product stack. In order to achieve better gaming performance, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier Intel CPU. Despite the barrage of anonymous hearsay pushed on social media, users will be hard pressed to find actual use cases that favor the 3300X over the i3-10100, especially when the 10100 is not handicapped by 2666 MHz RAM. Gamers are bottlenecked by the Ryzen architecture and desktop users need integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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