Intel Core i5-9400F vs Intel Core i3-9100F

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-9400F CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i3-9100F
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i3-9100F
Intel Core i5 Family Intel Core i3
Intel Core i 9000 CPU group Intel Core i 9000
9 Generation 9
Coffee Lake S Refresh Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-8400 Predecessor Intel Core i3-8100
Intel Core i5-10400F Successor Intel Core i3-10100F

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-9400F or Intel Core i3-9100F can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

6 Cores 4
6 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
2.90 GHz Frequency 3.60 GHz
4.10 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.80 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-9400F or Intel Core i3-9100F has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec supportHardware 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 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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2400
128 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
9.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

65 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
100 °C Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-9400F or Intel Core i3-9100F as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

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 1151-2 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
Q1/2019 Release date Q2/2019
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1020 (95%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1072 (100%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5581 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3921 (70%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
423 (95%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
445 (100%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1630 (68%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1085 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1086 (100%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4753 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3459 (73%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
459 (98%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
470 (100%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
2550 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1762 (69%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
74 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
12051 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
8940 (74%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
367.5 (58%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
634 (100%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4325 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2806 (65%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
177 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
660 (67%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4820 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
21065 (100%)
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

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