IntelBX80662I56400
IntelBX80684I39100F

4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.7GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,400 user samples
110,481 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 297th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
32,919 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 103rd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.6 % 82.5 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts 88.5 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.7 Pts 120 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+31%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
181 Pts 237 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
332 Pts 442 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 447 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.3 Pts 94.2 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 129 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts 253 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts 487 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts 486 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 31,655,982 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % 0.77 % Much higher market share.
+60%
Value
Value For Money
78.6 % 118 % Much better value.
+51%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 195 % Hugely more popular.
+171%
Price
Price (score)
$179 $75 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
59 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.7 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+33%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+27%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts 490 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts 451 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'19
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.3 GHz 4.20 GHz
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
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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