Intel
IntelBX80684I39100F

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 25,764 user samples
19,716 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 42% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 329th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
6,048 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52.8 % 79.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
80.8 Pts 121 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+50%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 239 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+50%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
294 Pts 446 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+52%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
299 Pts 451 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+51%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
86.1 Pts 129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+51%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
326 Pts 488 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+50%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts 490 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 22,485,421 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+158%
Value
Value For Money
73.7 % 110 % Much better value.
+50%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 157 % Hugely more popular.
+180%
Price
Price (score)
$83 +3% $86
Age
Newest
71+ Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts 492 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+49%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts 454 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+50%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'11 Q2'19
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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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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