IntelBX80684I39100F
Intel

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,409 user samples
6,453 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
20,956 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 34% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 20% Great: 34%
SPEED RANK: 713th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+164%
30.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+124%
54 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+146%
96.7 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+206%
145 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
449 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+201%
149 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+110%
61.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+121%
115 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+195%
166 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+195%
166 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,638,310 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+242%
0.12 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
160 % Hugely more popular.
+167%
60 %
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+77%
35+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+198%
166 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+202%
150 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q4'16
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 4 GT/s OPI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
37.5 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 42mm X 24mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 12

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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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