Average Bench: 83.4% (87th of 1242)

Based on 23,406 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: 70%Average: 83.4% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged just 16.6% 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 89.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 121Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is just 18.7%. 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 453Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 447Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,406 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Memory 89.8 95.7
102 1-Core 121 129
202 2-Core 238 253
86.2% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 4-Core 445 487
350 8-Core 447 487
60.9% 446 Pts
Min Avg Max
366 64-Core 453 492
30.4% 453 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 422
58% 424 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 127
2-Core 251
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 430
60% 437 Pts
64-Core 455
31% 455 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 205
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 378
51% 372 Pts
64-Core 377
25% 377 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 104
2-Core 199
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 273
39% 282 Pts
64-Core 318
21% 318 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,868,295 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 2,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H310M H 2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $330

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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 7 months ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

18 mins ago.

Cheaper and slightly less powerful than the Ryzen 5 3600


Good

7 days ago.

good for budget builds targeted at esports games


Terrible

1 month ago.

4 threaded CPUs already struggle in current-gen titles, with constant stutters and wildly unstable frame rate. It is reprehensible to recommend this chip.


Good

4 days ago.

4C/4T is no enough, bad gaming performance.


Excellent

2 days ago.

SÜPER


Terrible

15 days ago.

very cheap for its performance


Poor

4 days ago.

melhor custo beneficio do mercado


Poor

4 hrs ago.

wtf ! I use this why this comment section auto dislike


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

i like this because is cheper


Excellent

12 days ago.

Под замену отличный вариант


Good

6 days ago.

This is my favourite processor cost-performance under $100 usd


Excellent

5 days ago.

The base modell should be a 2 core 2 thread processpr


Good

10 days ago.

The same performance than I7 4790k


Terrible

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

23 mins ago.

best budget processor out there


Good

7 months ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

u can put i3 with rtx2080ti bruh


Good

5 months 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

10 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

what the hell


Good

29 days 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...


Terrible

5 months ago.

Office PC


Good

3 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

AMD is not always yes


Excellent

6 months ago.

very nice price and much power


Excellent

4 months ago.

Budget King!!!


Good

1 month 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.


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