Intel
IntelBX80684I39100F

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 63,232 user samples
8,589 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 381st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
54,643 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
65.5 % 81.5 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.8 Pts 87.5 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
84 Pts 119 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+42%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts 236 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+47%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts 436 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+53%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
411 Pts 441 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88.4 Pts 93.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
97.5 Pts 129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 486 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts 485 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,337,494 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.57 % Hugely higher market share.
+850%
Value
Value For Money
72.1 % 112 % Much better value.
+55%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 200 % Hugely more popular.
+251%
Price
Price (score)
$196 $89 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
83+ Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+76%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 490 Pts +1%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
416 Pts 444 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q2'19
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.6 GHz 4.20 GHz
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/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Package Size
Package Size
37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224) 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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