Intel
IntelBX80684I39100F

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.1 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,359 user samples
6,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 206th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
31,427 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % 82.6 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.8 Pts 88.8 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
197 Pts 237 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
343 Pts 441 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
508 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
448 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.7 Pts 94.4 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 129 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 253 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 487 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
487 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,603,287 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.72 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,700%
Value
Value For Money
71.6 % 120 % Much better value.
+67%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
57 % 195 % Hugely more popular.
+242%
Price
Price (score)
$329 $72 Much cheaper.
+78%
Age
Newest
78+ Months 15 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
491 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
513 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+14%
450 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz 4.20 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 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, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

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