Intel
IntelBX80684I39100F

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.8 GHz, Bloomfield.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,800 user samples
2,904 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 50% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 50%
SPEED RANK: 416th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
5,896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
45.3 % 79.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+76%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
69.9 Pts 121 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+73%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 238 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+75%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
247 Pts 444 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+80%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 450 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+46%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
74.3 Pts 129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+74%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+78%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
286 Pts 487 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+70%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts 488 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
Market Share
Based on 22,447,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.31 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,000%
Value
Value For Money
45.4 % 110 % Hugely better value.
+142%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 160 % Hugely more popular.
+196%
Price
Price (score)
$275 $86 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
70+ Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 491 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+35%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts 454 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+45%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'10 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
45 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
4.8 GT/s QPI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
24 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 800/1066 DDR4-2400
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
3 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
42.5mm x 45.0mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
1.0 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
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 barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games[Oct '19 CPUPro]

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