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Intel Core i3-9100F vs Intel Core i9-9900K vs Intel Core i9-9900KS

Intel Core i3-9100F

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The Intel Core i3-9100F is an entry level Quad-Core processor for desktop PCs based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It offers four cores clocked at 3.6 - 4.2 GHz without HyperThreading / SMT support (4 threads only). The CPU is still manufactured in 14nm++ and does not feature an integrated graphics card. 

Compared to the older Core i3-8100, the i3-9100F offers around 10 to 15 percent higher performance. Therefore, the CPU is well suited for simple office tasks but less for high end gaming or demanding applications.

Intel specifies the CPU with a TDP of 65 Watt. For desktops that means that the processor wont need big cooling solutions and can be used in small cases.

Intel Core i9-9900K

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The Intel Core i9-9900K is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. At the time of announcement in late 2018, the 9900K is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU and offers an open multiplicator for easy overclocking. The CPU integrates 8 cores (16 threads) clocked at 3.6 - 5 GHz and it needs a new Z390 based mainboard.

Thanks to the two additional cores, the performance in multi-threaded applications is up to 25 % faster than the older Core i7-8700K. The single thread performance is only slightly faster due to the higher clock speeds. As a high end desktop CPU, the i9-9900K is suited even for very demanding applications and perfect for 3D gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 95 Watt, so if the CPU is used in laptops a big and chunky cooling system is needed to avoid throttling and lower clock speeds under sustained loads. When overclocking the CPU, the power consumption can easily rise up to 200 Watt and higher.

Intel Core i9-9900KS

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The Intel Core i9-9900KS is a high end desktop processor that includes 8 cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU in 2019 and compared to the similar named i9-9900K, the KS offers an all core Turbo of 5 GHz. All cores can clock between 4 GHz and 5 GHz and thanks to Hyperthreading / SMT 16 threads can be executed in parallel. The CPU is still manufactured in the mature 14 nm process (14nm++). Thanks to the open multiplicator, the CPU is rather easy to overclock (if a Z390 based mainboard is used).

With good cooling, the i9-9900KS can be around 10% faster than the older Intel Core i9-9900K (thanks to the 5 GHz all core Turbo). Compare to the old Core i7-8700K, the 9900KS is even 45% faster. Especially for gaming, the 9900KS is currently the fastest option available. The fast Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs from AMD however offer a better multithreaded performance.

The integrated GPU is called Intel UHD Graphics 630 and clocks with up to 1.2 GHz. It is not suited for demanding 3D games and located in the low end.

The TDP is raised to 127 Watt for the additional performance, therefore a good CPU cooler is needed. When overclocking the CPU, more than 200 Watt can be reached unter load.

ModelIntel Core i3-9100FIntel Core i9-9900KIntel Core i9-9900KS
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F « 3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K « 3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS « 4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock3600 - 4200 MHz3600 - 5000 MHz4000 - 5000 MHz
L1 Cache256 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache1 MB2 MB2 MB
L3 Cache6 MB16 MB16 MB
Cores / Threads4 / 48 / 168 / 16
TDP65 Watt95 Watt127 Watt
Technology14 nm14++ nm14 nm
Die Size126 mm2178 mm2178 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketLGA 1151-2FCLGA1151FCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
Architecturex86x86x86
$122 U.S.$488 U.S.$513 U.S.
Announced
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Manufacturerwww.intel.dewww.intel.de

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-9100F
29.5 pt (41%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900K
37.2 pt (52%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900KS
38.4 pt (53%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
12397 Points (12%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1280 Points (54%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
414 Points (46%)
min: 495     avg: 502     median: 502 (56%)     max: 509 Points
min: 509     avg: 512     median: 511.5 (57%)     max: 514 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
1175 Points (3%)
min: 4816     avg: 4871     median: 4871 (12%)     max: 4926 Points
min: 4463     avg: 4820     median: 4819.5 (12%)     max: 5176 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
634 Points (4%)
min: 1623     avg: 1939     median: 1979 (12%)     max: 2040 Points
min: 1962     avg: 2058     median: 2058 (13%)     max: 2154 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
171 Points (52%)
min: 203     avg: 210.6     median: 212 (64%)     max: 218 Points
min: 215     avg: 216     median: 216 (65%)     max: 217 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
5.4 Points (7%)
min: 17.37     avg: 20.7     median: 21.4 (28%)     max: 21.76 Points
min: 22.31     avg: 23.2     median: 23.1 (30%)     max: 23.98 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (49%)
min: 2.33     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (59%)     max: 2.44 Points
min: 2.43     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (61%)     max: 2.46 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6509 Points (39%)
min: 7786     avg: 7924     median: 7933 (48%)     max: 8042 Points
min: 8143     avg: 8183     median: 8183 (49%)     max: 8223 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
18118 Points (13%)
min: 36683     avg: 45846     median: 48778.5 (35%)     max: 49142 Points
min: 50462     avg: 51779     median: 51778.5 (38%)     max: 53095 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
21908 Points (15%)
min: 63009     avg: 63708     median: 63976 (44%)     max: 64138 Points
69169 Points (48%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8472 Points (10%)
min: 10167     avg: 10218     median: 10192 (12%)     max: 10294 Points
10759 Points (13%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
345.9 s (4%)
min: 85.6     avg: 91.9     median: 91.3 (1%)     max: 98.7 s
min: 82     avg: 87.9     median: 87.9 (1%)     max: 93.8 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
11.8 s (2%)
min: 3.276     avg: 4     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 5.203 s
min: 3.232     avg: 3.6     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 3.969 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4052 Points (6%)
min: 7315     avg: 7775     median: 7633 (12%)     max: 8518 Points
min: 8156     avg: 8353     median: 8353 (13%)     max: 8550 Points
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
17150 MIPS (10%)
min: 43248     avg: 48207     median: 48207 (28%)     max: 53166 MIPS
min: 55064     avg: 55735     median: 55735 (32%)     max: 56406 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4682 MIPS (56%)
min: 5311     avg: 5411     median: 5410.5 (65%)     max: 5510 MIPS
min: 5674     avg: 5734     median: 5734 (69%)     max: 5794 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
44.4 fps (15%)
min: 90.9     avg: 110     median: 114.3 (40%)     max: 120.5 fps
min: 116     avg: 122.5     median: 122.5 (43%)     max: 129 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
218 fps (50%)
min: 252.7     avg: 260.9     median: 260.5 (60%)     max: 270 fps
min: 276.2     avg: 278.9     median: 278.9 (64%)     max: 281.5 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
6.1 fps (11%)
min: 12.36     avg: 14.8     median: 15.8 (28%)     max: 16.3 fps
min: 15.31     avg: 16.3     median: 16.3 (29%)     max: 17.2 fps
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.3 GB/s (0%)
min: 0.8     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
1.2 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.5 GB/s (9%)
min: 1.3     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (33%)     max: 2 GB/s
2.1 GB/s (36%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
3 GB/s (8%)
min: 7.8     avg: 10.4     median: 11.1 (29%)     max: 11.5 GB/s
min: 12.1     avg: 12.2     median: 12.2 (32%)     max: 12.2 GB/s
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
687 Seconds (5%)
min: 219.2     avg: 239.7     median: 223.8 (2%)     max: 276.1 Seconds
min: 205.1     avg: 224.6     median: 224.6 (2%)     max: 244 Seconds
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (14%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 10312     avg: 13253     median: 14281.5 (30%)     max: 14409 Points
min: 14825     avg: 14884     median: 14883.5 (32%)     max: 14942 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 s (2%)
min: 7.545     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.823 s
min: 7.405     avg: 7.4     median: 7.4 (2%)     max: 7.436 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
21 s (1%)
min: 16.73     avg: 17     median: 16.9 (1%)     max: 17.25 s
min: 16.45     avg: 16.5     median: 16.5 (1%)     max: 16.59 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
495.5 s (2%)
min: 413.8     avg: 429.5     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440 s
min: 412.2     avg: 414.2     median: 414.2 (2%)     max: 416.1 s
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 58733     avg: 65154     median: 65153.5 (57%)     max: 71574 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
8742 Points (24%)
min: 16598     avg: 17566     median: 17264 (47%)     max: 19169 Points
min: 18531     avg: 18914     median: 18694 (51%)     max: 19517 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
68492 Points (56%)
min: 64697     avg: 67569     median: 67554.5 (55%)     max: 72059 Points
min: 75473     avg: 75482     median: 75482 (61%)     max: 75491 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
68473 Points (56%)
min: 67420     avg: 68874     median: 67813 (55%)     max: 72450 Points
min: 75946     avg: 76061     median: 76060.5 (62%)     max: 76175 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
68727 Points (58%)
min: 67259     avg: 68959     median: 68173.5 (57%)     max: 72229 Points
min: 74085     avg: 75802     median: 75508 (64%)     max: 77813 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
6295 Points (16%)
min: 16435     avg: 17955     median: 17969 (45%)     max: 18694 Points
min: 19068     avg: 19770     median: 20049 (51%)     max: 20193 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
8958 Points (16%)
min: 21585     avg: 24141     median: 24497.5 (44%)     max: 25010 Points
min: 24327     avg: 25511     median: 26016 (46%)     max: 26191 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
4218 Points (18%)
min: 9413     avg: 10630     median: 10593 (45%)     max: 11298 Points
min: 11017     avg: 11358     median: 11375 (48%)     max: 11683 Points
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1152 Points (49%)
1300 Points (55%)
1372 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.5 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
4074 Points (7%)
8845 Points (16%)
9100 Points (16%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1146 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
4060 Points (13%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5301 Points (53%)
min: 6014     avg: 6113     median: 6049 (60%)     max: 6339 Points
6308 Points (63%)
Geekbench 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
15937 Points (17%)
min: 26616     avg: 31703     median: 32981 (36%)     max: 34233 Points
35586 Points (39%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
6313 Points (86%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
35932 Points (88%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
866 ms (1%)
min: 919     avg: 937     median: 924 (1%)     max: 968 ms
883 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
71 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38473     avg: 40081     median: 40081 (35%)     max: 41689 Points
44538 Points (39%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
204 Points (43%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
139 Watt (24%)
202 Watt (35%)
259.6 Watt (45%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
101.5 Watt (19%)
203.2 Watt (37%)
min: 219.3     avg: 269.1     median: 292.7 (53%)     max: 295.4 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
6.3 Points per Watt (5%)
10 Points per Watt (7%)
min: 7.29     avg: 8.1     median: 8.1 (6%)     max: 8.95 Points per Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-9100F → 100% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900K → 197% n=37

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900KS → 209% n=37

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