Average Bench: 79.6% (60th of 1197)

Based on 3,803 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: 67%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 239Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is just 18.5%. 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 458Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 452Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,803 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 1-Core 121 129
211 2-Core 239 254
84.9% 180 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 4-Core 444 488
372 8-Core 452 490
61.1% 448 Pts
Min Avg Max
387 64-Core 458 493
30.7% 458 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 254
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 489
67% 490 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 250
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 482
67% 489 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 128
2-Core 252
90% 190 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 476
66% 481 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 255
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 483
66% 480 Pts
64-Core 485
33% 485 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 189
72% 149 Pts
4-Core 301
8-Core 297
41% 299 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,718,290 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 785 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H310M H 2.0

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $319

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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 20 days ago.

Poor

11 days ago.

I have this and its excellent value for money. Their may be better ryzen options out there but this is the best intel one.


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

heehehh


Terrible

17 days ago.

it is very good for his price and then it is very affordable


Excellent

4 days ago.

Insane performance!


Excellent

11 days ago.

BEAST


Excellent

13 days ago.

The best i3 ever, powerful gaming and great performance at very low price, best buy


Terrible

30 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

2 days ago.

nice


Good

10 days ago.

it s the best cpu for budget pc


Good

20 days ago.


Excellent

9 days ago.

he is fastrer tha i5


Terrible

18 days ago.

wooow good one


Good

26 days ago.

Excellent budget gaming CPU. The lack of integrated graphics may increase the total build cost though which makes Ryzen 3 2200G seemingly a better buy instead. However, 4 core 4 thread is on low position relative to today's mid-high end CPU which mostly came with minimum 6 core 6 thread (i5-9400F) or 6 core 12 thread (Ryzen 5 2600/3600).


Excellent

3 months ago.

Insane value for money!


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