Intel Core i3-10100F vs Intel Core i3-9100F

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Intel Core i3-10100F CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-9100F
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-9100F

CPU comparison

Intel Core i3-10100F or Intel Core i3-9100F - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i3-10100F has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. Up to 128 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-10100F was released in Q4/2020.

The Intel Core i3-9100F has 4 cores with 4 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-9100F was released in Q2/2019.
Intel Core i3 (205) Family Intel Core i3 (205)
Intel Core i 10000 (43) CPU group Intel Core i 9000 (34)
10 Generation 9
Comet Lake S Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i3-9100F Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i3-10100F

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i3-10100F is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz). The Intel Core i3-9100F has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz (4.20 GHz).

Intel Core i3-10100F Characteristic Intel Core i3-9100F
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
4.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i3-10100F Characteristic Intel Core i3-9100F
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency --
-- GPU (Turbo) --
-- GPU Generation --
Technology
Max. displays
-- Compute units --
-- Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
-- Max. GPU Memory --
-- DirectX Version --

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i3-10100F supports a maximum of 128 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i3-9100F can connect up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i3-10100F Characteristic Intel Core i3-9100F
DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2400
128 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
42.7 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 38.4 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i3-10100F has a TDP of 65 W, that of the Intel Core i3-9100F is 65 W.

Intel Core i3-10100F Characteristic Intel Core i3-9100F
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i3-10100F has a 6.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i3-9100F cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Core i3-10100F Characteristic Intel Core i3-9100F
14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1200 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q4/2020 Release date Q2/2019
79 $ Release price 97 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-10100F (99%)
Intel Core i3-9100F (97%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 8 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i3-10100F (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F (75%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
64 (97%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
66 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
295 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
250 (85%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1141 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1072 (94%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
5612 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3921 (70%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1135 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1069 (94%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
4365 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3249 (74%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1446 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1394 (96%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
4769 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3824 (80%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
448 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
445 (99%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
2284 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1630 (71%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
8722 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
6685 (77%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
460 (98%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
470 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2417 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1762 (73%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1001 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
660 (66%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
634 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
191 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-9100F
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