Average Bench: 79.6% (66th of 1206)

Based on 6,443 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EB, BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-9100F CPU @ 3.60GHz

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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Poor: 66%Average: 79.6% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged 20.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i3-9100F near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 238Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is 20.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i3-9100F performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 455Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 450Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,443 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 1-Core 121 129
209 2-Core 238 254
84.6% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
327 4-Core 445 491
349 8-Core 450 490
61.1% 448 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 64-Core 455 494
30.5% 455 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 238
88% 184 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 478
66% 484 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 249
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 470
65% 473 Pts
64-Core 474
32% 474 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 246
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 474
64% 469 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 224
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 434
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 437
29% 437 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,711,973 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 962 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H310M H 2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $317

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i3-9100F Processor
Launch DateQ2'19
Processor Numberi3-9100F
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2400
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedYes

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

9th generation Coffee Lake processor...

Added 1 month ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 hrs ago.

great possessor for cheap


Excellent

3 days ago.

Brilliant Cpu for the price with single core performances pretty much the best you will get with any cpu


Terrible

4 days ago.

misleading review and video benchmarks with fake results


Excellent

15 days ago.

very cheap for its performance


Terrible

6 days ago.

Shame


Excellent

11 days ago.

One of the best value for money for any gaming set, since you don't have any integrated graphics. Works well for both entry level and even mid tier pcs. Rx 570 or RX 580 or GTX 1050 to 1060 work very well with this CPU.


Excellent

7 days ago.

Handily beats AMD's Ryzen 3000 in gaming performance and value.


Poor

1 day ago.

it s the best cpu for budget pc


Good

1 month ago.


Excellent

12 days ago.

Price-Performance


Excellent

4 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Terrible

13 days ago.

It would be much better if you could overclock on this.


Terrible

8 days ago.

Office PC


Excellent

13 days ago.

very nice price and much power


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