Average Bench: 80.5% (118th of 1276)

Based on 62,750 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]

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged just 19.4% 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 86.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is 23.1%. 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 437Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 435Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 62,750 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 86.7 93.9
100 1-Core 118 128
185 2-Core 233 253
84.1% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
300 4-Core 429 484
320 8-Core 435 483
59% 432 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 64-Core 437 487
29.3% 437 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 95.7
1-Core 124
2-Core 249
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 468
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 480
32% 480 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 128
2-Core 250
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 484
66% 484 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 118
2-Core 245
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 466
64% 465 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 404
56% 407 Pts
64-Core 266
18% 266 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 225
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 319
8-Core 345
45% 332 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,489,076 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 4,947 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 37%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
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Motherboard: MSI H310M PRO-VDH PLUS (MS-7C09)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - 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 14 months ago.

Good

11 days ago.

Very good price for performance


Excellent

7 days ago.

first cpu upgrade i ever got and i love it


Excellent

11 days ago.

not to overclock. 2400 mhz ram.


Excellent

19 days ago.

Consumer grade processor is better than prosumer ones just the cores and threads is more i3 9100f ha the best performance per dollar


Good

1 month ago.

Very cheap and efficient processor


Good

2 months ago.

great, cheap and good for the price!


Terrible

18 hrs ago.

Very good our gaming h310 gigabyte


Average

17 days ago.

No problems at all with games i play.

Comment 

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

The best Intel budget CPU out there


Poor

1 month ago.

great performance quick responding i never regret to choose this CPU


Excellent

12 days ago.

Low budget processor that can kill amd I love it!


Good

21 days 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

14 months ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

u can put i3 with rtx2080ti bruh


Excellent

4 months ago.

Really good price to performance


Good

13 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

4 months ago.

Extreme value for a CPU at these speeds!


Excellent

17 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

what the hell


Good

8 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

11 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

AMD is not always yes


Excellent

12 months ago.

Budget King!!!


Terrible

4 months ago.

Ryzen 3 3100 is far cheaper for little difference.


Good

8 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

5 months ago.

Great value for a CPU.


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