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

2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.90 GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,371 user samples
31,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1256
Gaming 83%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 63%
4,944 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 641st / 1256
Gaming 53%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 37%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % Much faster effective speed.
53.2 %
Avg. Memory Latency
88.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
80 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
80.7 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
151 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
441 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
156 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
448 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
157 Pts
OC Memory Latency
94.4 Pts +2% 92.1 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
90.2 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
178 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
178 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
178 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,599,238 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % Insanely higher market share.
0.03 %
Value For Money
120 % Much better value.
88.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
195 % Hugely more popular.
58 %
Price (score)
$72 $44 Much cheaper.
15 Months Much more recent.
41+ Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
178 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
157 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q1'17
6 MB SmartCache 2 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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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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