IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80684I59400F

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

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
232 EFps 233 EFps +0%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
105 EFps 107 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 138 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
117 EFps 123 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
127 EFps 130 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 210,386 user samples
56,455 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 117th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
153,931 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81 % 86.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.1 Pts 89.8 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +1% 118 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts 234 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 454 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 644 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+47%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts 95.6 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts +2% 125 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts +2% 248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 487 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 709 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 35,871,302 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 1.25 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
Value
Value For Money
109 % +5% 104 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
203 % 213 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$94 Much cheaper.
+35%
$144
Age
Newest
19 Months Slightly more recent.
+10%
21 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +2% 4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 711 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 649 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+47%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q1'19
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 4.10 GHz
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
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

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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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Intel’s Core i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to the point ($135) that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from a 2060S to a 2070S. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '19 CPUPro]

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