Average Bench: 79.9% (183rd of 1363)

Based on 98,219 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: 63%Average: 79.9% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged 20.0% 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 85.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 120Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is 25.6%. 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 440Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 438Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,219 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.1 Memory 85.7 94
95.2 1-Core 120 130
190 2-Core 238 256
82.7% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 4-Core 427 500
329 8-Core 438 500
57.6% 432 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 64-Core 440 500
27.2% 440 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 126
2-Core 249
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 459
8-Core 454
61% 457 Pts
64-Core 458
28% 458 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.2
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 449
60% 450 Pts
64-Core 457
28% 457 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 126
2-Core 252
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 456
61% 454 Pts
64-Core 458
28% 458 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 3,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME H310M-K R2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $367

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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 2 years ago.

Poor

3 months ago.

Very good price for performance


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

Very cheap and efficient processor


Liked

18 months ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

Insane price-performance relation, love it


Poor

12 months ago.

great performance quick responding i never regret to choose this CPU


Good

11 months ago.

The best Intel budget CPU out there


Good

19 months 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


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Poor

6 months ago.

i dont like it its really bad processor


Excellent

2 years ago.

Really good price to performance


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

Extreme value for a CPU at these speeds!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

what the hell


Good

2 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

5 months ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.

AMD is not always yes


Excellent

2 years ago.

Budget King!!!


Good

2 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

2 years ago.

Great value for a CPU.


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