Intel Core i3 9100f review and benchmarks, is it worth it?

The new budget CPU without an iGPU is here, is it good enough?


Intel has been under fire from all fronts as AMD has been taking up the lead with its superior offerings at the Computex. Recently they released the Core i3 9100f CPU. It’s a budget CPU with a pretty modest price tag and great for entry-level gamers and basic builds. Read on for our full Intel Core i3 9100f review and benchmarks. We have also made dedicated videos and build videos for the same which can be seen below!

Intel Core i3 9100f specifications and price, details!

intel core i3 9100f specifications sheet

The Intel Core i3 9100f comes with a quad-core quad thread setup. It has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz. It doesn’t come with an integrated GPU which explains its cheaper pricing. It’s based on a 14nm process and is the part of Coffeelake refresh lineup. It supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz RAM. The CPU has support for up to 16 PCIe lanes. It’s based on the LGA 1151 socket and it doesn’t support hyperthreading. It also has support for Intel’s Optane memory.

Intel Core i3 9100f review: Benchmarks

On Geekbench the 9100f scored 4752 single core and 13412 multi-core score.

intel core i3 9100f cpu z benchmark
CPU-Z scores indicated a performance comparable to 6th Gen i7!
intel core i3 9100f cinebench score
CineBench score for the 9100f!


So, guys, the current retail price for the Intel Core i3 9100f in offline markets is around 8K INR. Online the CPU can be bought for around 9K INR. At this price, it does offer a good value proposition for budget gamers and has better single core and multi-core performance than something like the AMD Ryzen 2200G. Where it lags behind is the lack of integrated graphics but only those who are going for a really basic setup would miss out on that.

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So guys what do you think? Would you buy the Intel Core i3 9100f CPU? Do let us know in the comments section below!

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