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

Intel Core i5-9400F

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The Intel Core i5-9400F is a six-core desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture introduced in October 2018 along with the flagship Intel Core i9-9900K. The processor clocks at 2.9-4.1 GHz and can process up to 6 threads simultaneously. The Intel Core i5-9400F is manufactured in the improved 14-nm process (14nm++).

Performance

Compared to the Intel Core i5-8400, the performance could only be increased slightly. Performance increases of up to 10 percent can be expected. Both processors (old and new) still do not offer hyperthreading. The performance increase therefore only adds up to small architecture improvements and a slightly higher basic and turbo clock rate. This CPU is suitable for everyday office use, which does not require large coolers due to the low waste heat. But games are also among the application areas, because in games the Intel Core i5-9400F clearly beats the Intel Core i3-9100F. Here the six cores are paying off in the meantime. 

Graphics unit

The Intel Core i5-9400F is a processor without integrated graphics unit. If you value an iGPU, you should take a closer look at the Intel Core i5-9400, as it offers the entry level Intel UHD Graphics 630.

Power consumption

Intel puts the Thermal Design Power (TDP) at 65 watts. This means there is no need for large cooling systems, which also allows installation in very compact housings.

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.

ModelIntel Core i5-9400FIntel Core i3-9100F
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS compare4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-9700 compare3 - 4.7 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
» Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i9-9900KS compare4 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i9-9900K compare3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i7-9700K compare3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i7-9700 compare3 - 4.7 GHz8 / 812 MB
Intel Core i5-9600K compare3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i9-9900T compare2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 1616 MB
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
» Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock2900 - 4100 MHz3600 - 4200 MHz
L1 Cache384 KB256 KB
L2 Cache1.5 MB1 MB
L3 Cache9 MB6 MB
Cores / Threads6 / 64 / 4
TDP65 Watt65 Watt
Technology14 nm10014 nm
Die Size149 mm2126 mm2
SocketLGA 1151-2LGA 1151-2
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, VirtualizationDual-Channel DDR4-2400 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX, Quick Sync, Virtualization
Architecturex86x86
$182 U.S.$122 U.S.
Announced
max. Temp.100 °C

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i5-9400F
41.8 pt (49%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i3-9100F
38.2 pt (45%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
416 Points (54%)
414 Points (53%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
2378 Points (10%)
1175 Points (5%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
984 Points (10%)
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634 Points (7%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
173 Points (59%)
171 Points (59%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
11.3 Points (21%)
5.4 Points (10%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2 Points (56%)
2 Points (56%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6490 Points (58%)
6509 Points (58%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
31523 Points (43%)
18118 Points (25%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
40065 Points (35%)
21908 Points (19%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
8182 Points (50%)
8472 Points (52%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
198.7 s (2%)
345.9 s (4%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
6.8 s (1%)
11.8 s (2%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
5794 Points (34%)
4052 Points (23%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
25639 MIPS (18%)
17150 MIPS (12%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
4678 MIPS (67%)
4682 MIPS (67%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
64 fps (29%)
44.4 fps (20%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
234 fps (64%)
218 fps (59%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
9.1 fps (19%)
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6.1 fps (13%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (18%)
0.3 GB/s (11%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (18%)
0.5 GB/s (10%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.2 GB/s (19%)
3 GB/s (11%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
468.5 Seconds (3%)
687 Seconds (5%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
0.7 sec (14%)
0.7 sec (14%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.3 s (2%)
9.3 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.8 s (1%)
21 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
499.8 s (2%)
495.5 s (2%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
11185 Points (39%)
8742 Points (30%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
70546 Points (45%)
68492 Points (44%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
70482 Points (58%)
68473 Points (57%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
72413 Points (61%)
68727 Points (58%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
8275 Points (21%)
6295 Points (16%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
12616 Points (31%)
8958 Points (22%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
5777 Points (31%)
4218 Points (23%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
5347 Points (62%)
5301 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
21830 Points (27%)
15937 Points (20%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1132 Points (58%)
1146 Points (58%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5698 Points (18%)
4060 Points (13%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1139 Points (56%)
1152 Points (56%)
Geekbench 5.3 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
5715 Points (20%)
4074 Points (14%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
867 ms (1%)
866 ms (1%)
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
211 Points (58%)
204 Points (56%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
131.6 Watt (23%)
139 Watt (24%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
122.5 Watt (32%)
101.5 Watt (27%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
8 Points per Watt (9%)
6.3 Points per Watt (7%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9400F → 100% n=41

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i3-9100F → 83% n=41

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