Average Bench: 80.1% (237th of 1445)

Based on 34,310 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, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 CPUPro]

Poor: 72%Average: 80.1% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged just 19.9% 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. Memory Latency 88Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 122Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is just 14%. 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 Speed 427Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 423Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 34,310 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 88 94.6
111 1-Core 122 126
218 2-Core 240 250
84.1% 150 Pts
Min Avg Max
326 4-Core 416 476
342 8-Core 423 475
56% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 64-Core 427 474
26.4% 427 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 483
64% 481 Pts
64-Core 481
30% 481 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 240
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 459
61% 456 Pts
64-Core 461
28% 461 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 105
2-Core 208
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 385
51% 384 Pts
64-Core 382
24% 382 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 234
80% 144 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 420
55% 414 Pts
64-Core 414
26% 414 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 104
2-Core 206
74% 131 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 343
48% 354 Pts
64-Core 371
23% 371 Pts
34,310 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,951,131 CPUs tested

 Prices

If you buy via one of these links, our site may earn a commission

MSRP ≈ $95 @ launch in Apr '19
AmazonUS $1307 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 6,415 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VDH PLUS (MS-7C09)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $387

Popular Core i3-9100F compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute

Welcome to our PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best value for money upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC
  • - See speed test results from other users
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2024 CPU Rankings

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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 4 years ago.

Terrible

3 months ago.

Very good price for performance


Terrible

2 months ago.

The CPU is great for its price and a good option to buy


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very cheap and efficient processor


Liked

3 years ago.

Comment 

Handily beats AMD's Ryzen 3000 in gaming performance and value.—Jul '20


Good

3 months ago.

Insane price-performance relation, love it


Good

6 months ago.

great performance quick responding i never regret to choose this CPU


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best Intel budget CPU out there


Good

3 years ago.

Ok price to performance, got it due to a motherboard bundle being cheaper, but would rather get the Ryzen 3 3100 as the 8 threads it has are really starting to be needed now that games are getting more and more multicore, which shows since I'm starting to get stutters in some of the games I'm playing due to the 9100F only having 4 threads


Good

11 months ago.

i have this and the other one i had that one didnt like it


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Really good price to performance


Good

4 years ago.

A reasonable sub-100 budget gaming CPU, 4 core 4 thread at 3.6 to 4.2GHz is great for modern gaming (albeit you'll get lower performance on some titles as they may use more than 4 cores) and almost all everyday tasks.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Extreme value for a CPU at these speeds!


Excellent

4 years ago.

A $80 CPU that would work with a 580 or so.


Excellent

4 years ago.

what the hell


Good

4 years ago.

In my country (SVK) is only 80-90€ for new CPU. For that price is great 4core CPU for low budget gamers with nice performace..... I dont know what some people write "bad performace only 4 core" .... For that price is bad? Really? I dont think so...


Good

2 years ago.

Super cpu for price, it don't (almost) bottleneck an RTX 2060 but it has only 4 threads


Good

4 years ago.

Very good value for an i3 CPU, I'm honestly convinced.


Good

4 years ago.

AMD is not always yes


Excellent

4 years ago.

Budget King!!!


Good

4 years ago.

Pretty decent performance for the price. It's enough for 1080p high settings gaming at a good framerate. but being only 4 threads it will definitely struggle with some modern games and multitasking.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great value for a CPU.


Your
opinion?
1445 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-12600K $176Nvidia RTX 4060 $293Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-12400F $124Nvidia RTX 4060-Ti $385Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $80
Intel Core i5-13600K $260Nvidia RTX 4070 $549Samsung 870 Evo 250GB $45
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $40SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $48SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $62G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $351SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
If you make a purchase via one of these links, our site may earn a commission
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback