IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80684I58500

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

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.00 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,153 user samples
84,133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
37,020 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 80th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.8 % 86.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.4 Pts 88.2 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 119 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts 235 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 459 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 652 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+50%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.7 Pts 94 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts +2% 125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts +2% 248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 486 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 709 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 46,373,247 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+185%
0.13 %
Value
Value For Money
94.3 % Slightly better value.
+6%
88.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % Much more popular.
+47%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$151 Much cheaper.
+40%
$251
Age
Newest
29 Months Much more recent.
+31%
42+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 710 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 658 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+50%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q2'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 4.10 GHz
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
37.5 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
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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The hex-core i5-8500 hails from Intel’s eighth generation of Coffee Lake processors, known for featuring a higher number of cores at each SKU than in previous generations and their refinement of the 14nm architecture as seen in 6th and 7th generation processors. At an estimated price of $184 it offers good multi-core value for money. Its quad core performance nearly rivals the more expensive i7-7700K (the 2017 CPU of choice for many top-end gamers). However based on preliminary benchmarks, the i5-8500 is only marginally faster (2% greater effective speed) than the i5-8400 which is also a recent and competitively priced hex-core Coffee Lake processor. Also, like the i5-8400, the 8500 features 9MB of L3 cache and a frugal TDP of 65W, leaving not much to choose between them. As is the case of all Coffee Lake processors, currently the only motherboards that the 8500 can be paired with feature Intel’s high-end Z370 chipset for overclocking. However, alternative and more suitable 300 series motherboards are long overdue and expected to be available soon. [Mar '18 CPUPro]

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