Intel Core i3-10100F: specs and benchmarks


Combined performance score

Core i3-10100F
4 cores / 8 threads


Intel started Core i3-10100F sales 12 October 2020 at a recommended price of $122. This is a Comet Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4300 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA1200 processor with a TDP of 65 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 5.72% of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WXRyzen ThreadripperPRO 7995WX

General info

Core i3-10100F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1032
Place by popularity16
Value for money49.15
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameComet Lake (2020)
Release date12 October 2020 (3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$122of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$81 (0.7x MSRP)of 17802 (Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
Value for money

Performance per price, higher is better.

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.3 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache256 KBof 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache1 MBof 36 (Apple M2 Max)
L3 cache6 MBof 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size126 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplierNo


Information on Core i3-10100F compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
Power consumption (TDP)65 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i3-10100F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
SGXYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-10100F's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i3-10100F. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i3-10100F 5.72


Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i3-10100F 8765

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-10100F 1435

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 42%

i3-10100F 4447

Gaming performance

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-10100F performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i3-10100F is Ryzen 5 2400G, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our ranking.

Ryzen 5 2400GRyzen 52400G

Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i3-10100F:

Similar processors

Here is our recommendation of several processors that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

Ryzen 5 2400GRyzen 52400G
i3-10100Core i310100
Ryzen 5 3400GERyzen 53400GE
Ryzen Embedded V1807BRyzenEmbedded V1807B
i3-10105Core i310105
i3-10105FCore i310105F

Recommended GPUs

People consider these graphics cards to be good for Core i3-10100F, according to our PC configuration statistics.

These are the fastest graphics cards for Core i3-10100F in our user configuration statistics. There is a total of 118568 configurations based on Core i3-10100F in our database.

RTX 4090 GeForce RTX 4090
0.9% (1103/118568)
RTX 4080 GeForce RTX 4080
0.1% (144/118568)
RTX 4080 SUPER GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER
0.0008% (1/118568)
RTX 4070 Ti SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER
0.0008% (1/118568)
RTX 4070 Ti GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
0.04% (48/118568)
RX 7900 XTX Radeon RX 7900 XTX
0.007% (8/118568)
RTX 4070 SUPER GeForce RTX 4070 SUPER
0.0008% (1/118568)
RTX 3090 Ti GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
0.2% (265/118568)
RX 6950 XT Radeon RX 6950 XT
0.006% (7/118568)
RTX 3080 Ti GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
0.2% (275/118568)

User Ratings

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