Average Bench: 78.9% (165th of 1307)

Based on 66,665 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]

Good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged 21.1% 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 86Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is 24.5%. 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 423Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 421Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,665 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.5 Memory 86 93.8
95.8 1-Core 117 127
177 2-Core 229 250
83.1% 144 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 4-Core 414 477
306 8-Core 421 479
56.9% 417 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 64-Core 423 484
28.4% 423 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 91.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 220
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 432
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 245
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 432
54% 405 Pts
64-Core 443
30% 443 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 123
2-Core 237
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 426
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 92.4
2-Core 194
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 336
47% 341 Pts
64-Core 322
22% 322 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 6,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 36%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VDH PLUS (MS-7C09)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $281

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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 17 months ago.

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22 hrs ago.

Super fast proccesor of it's value


Good

2 months ago.

Very good price for performance


Excellent

8 days ago.

first cpu upgrade i ever got and i love it


Good

4 months ago.

Very cheap and efficient processor


Excellent

2 months ago.

It's really all that u need it's just it needs a graphics card paired with it but is extremely cheap for poggers performance.


Good

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Insane price-performance relation, love it


Liked

28 days ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best Intel budget CPU out there


Poor

4 months ago.

great performance quick responding i never regret to choose this CPU


Poor

20 days ago.

Low budget processor that can kill amd I love it!


Good

1 month 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

1 month ago.

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


Good

17 months ago.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Really good price to performance


Excellent

12 days ago.

Great performance for a great budget I'll be using it until the summer comes over all the CPU is very good


Good

16 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

7 months ago.

Extreme value for a CPU at these speeds!


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

what the hell


Good

11 months 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

14 months ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

AMD is not always yes


Excellent

15 months ago.

Budget King!!!


Good

11 months 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

8 months ago.

Great value for a CPU.


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