Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,484 user samples
79,484 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 152nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.3 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.6 Pts +0% 86.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts 295 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts 559 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+31%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 942 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+118%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.6 Pts 93.7 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 158 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 313 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 613 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 1,042 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 45,190,491 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 93.8 % More popular.
+10%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % 1.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+269%
Price
Price (score)
$143 Hugely cheaper.
+87%
267 USD
Value
Value For Money
96.4 % 96.9 % +1%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+41%
91.7 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.67 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 13.3 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+233%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 11.7 nm Newer manufacturing.
+20%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.53 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.63 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts 1,350 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+177%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 1,258 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+187%
Age
Newest
28 Months 12.8 Months Hugely more recent.
+119%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 2021 CPU Rankings.

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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  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
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  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
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