Intel
IntelBX80684I39100F
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.90 GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,189 user samples
10,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 1256
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
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
75 % 82.6 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.9 Pts 88.8 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 237 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
348 Pts 441 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
448 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.9 Pts 94.4 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts +1% 129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 253 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts 487 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
643 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+32%
487 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,601,352 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.71 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,675%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 195 % Hugely more popular.
+210%
Age
Newest
42+ Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+64%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
637 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+30%
491 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+16%
450 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
8 MB 6 MB SmartCache
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
3.90 GHz 4.20 GHz
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Package Size
Package Size
42mm x 28mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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A decent CPU, however, stuck inside the smaller chassis of the Alienware 15 R3 (2017) it continually thermal throttles. This makes the main positive aspect of this chip, being unlocked, pretty much useless as the temperatures will rise too much for overclocking to be useful. Even without overclocking this chip runs very hot. Only recommended for 17 inch sized laptops.  [Dec '19 ThreeAreLeft]

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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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