Average Bench: 81.8% (109th of 1265)

Based on 45,233 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: 67%Average: 81.8% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i3-9100F averaged just 18.2% 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 87.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 120Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i3-9100F is 21%. 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 446Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 442Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 45,233 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.3 Memory 87.7 94.2
103 1-Core 120 129
199 2-Core 236 253
85% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 4-Core 438 486
335 8-Core 442 484
60.1% 440 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 64-Core 446 489
29.9% 446 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 100
1-Core 121
2-Core 233
89% 151 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 448
60% 443 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 126
2-Core 252
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 476
65% 478 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 481
66% 483 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.8
1-Core 122
2-Core 239
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 420
60% 436 Pts
64-Core 461
31% 461 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 392
54% 396 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,634,477 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $95 @ launch in Apr '19
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Typical Core i3-9100F Builds (Compare 5,306 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Gigabyte B365M DS3H - $75

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $489

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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 11 months ago.

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3 hrs ago.

great way to test pc before getting it


Excellent

15 days ago.

For a Budget Gaming Pc at the time Ideal, because it got 4 cores for just 60Euro. At that low Price, you can go with a rx 570 or something like that for a low Budget Build.


Terrible

21 days ago.

this is the worst cpu even the i7 920 is better


Good

13 hrs ago.

This is a great CPU with TurboBoost at 4.20 Ghz. I have it im my main pc and its great. I recomend this for budget builds only. Overall best budget cpu.


Good

1 day ago.

more then his price!!!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very cheap and efficient processor


Excellent

11 days ago.

great, cheap and good for the price!


Excellent

2 days ago.

G


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

2 months ago.

The best Intel budget CPU out there


Good

13 days ago.

best budget processor out there


Excellent

12 days ago.

Best low budget processor hands down


Good

11 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

u can put i3 with rtx2080ti bruh


Excellent

25 days ago.

Really good price to performance


Good

9 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

1 month ago.

Extreme value for a CPU at these speeds!


Excellent

14 months ago.

Insane value for money!


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

what the hell


Good

5 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

7 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

AMD is not always yes


Terrible

1 month ago.

This CPU pro guy knows NOTHING, he's just an opinionated nerd, like the world needs more of those - neckbeard. He's going on every Intel CPU with 4C/4T or 6C/6T and saying they outperform the Ryzen chips and that they're future proof. For example he said the i5 9600K outperforms the Ryzen 5 3600. Google the i5 9600K benchmarking Flight sim 2020, it maxes out at 100% usage and causes lag spikes. I'm SO glad I didn't listen to this opinionated moron and be stuck with a 100% maxed out CPU that can't even play the new games. Do your own research. And why is this site recommending his opinion, are we in middle school?


Excellent

8 months ago.

Budget King!!!


Terrible

22 days ago.

Ryzen 3 3100 is far cheaper for little difference.


Good

5 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

1 month ago.

Great value for a CPU.


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