Intel Core i3-9100

Intel Core i3-9100 Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i3-9100 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 9th Generation Core i3 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i3-9100 good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

28 %
Average score from 3 samples
Medium uncertainty
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3 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



28 %


Very Good

52 %



21 %

Heavy Workloads


20 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Geekbench 5 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench 5 (single)

Geekbench 5 (single)

Single threaded benchmark

Geekbench 6 (multi)

Geekbench 6 (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench 6 (single)

Geekbench 6 (single)

Single threaded benchmark


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44 %
Intel Core i7-8750H
33 %
Intel Core i7-6700
32 %
Intel Core i3-9100
28 %
AMD Ryzen 5 1400
27 %
Intel Core i5-7600
27 %
Intel Core i5-8259U
21 %


Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 6 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 9th Generation Core i3
Memory Type DDR4-2400
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2019-05-01
Supports ECC Memory Yes
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

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Intel Core i3-9100

The Core i3-9100 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2019. This chip has an average overall score at 28% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 52%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i3-9100 scores 21% and 20% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i3-9100 has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i3-9100 makes use of DDR4-2400 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i3-9100 has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 6 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i3-9100 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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