Intel Core i3-10100F: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i3-10100F
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Year of release 2020
Performance 10.08

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i3-10100F sales 12 October 2020 at a recommended price of $122. This is 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 and a maximum temperature of °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

10.08%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

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

Place in performance rating599
Value for money74.97
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameComet Lake
Release date12 October 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$122of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$91 (0.7x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
Value for money

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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)
Threads8
Base clock speed3.6 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4.3 GHzof 5.3 (Core i9-10900KF)
L1 cache256 KBof 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size126 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier-

Compatibility

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)
SocketFCLGA1200
Thermal design power (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
AES-NI+
AVX+
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
SIPP-
Turbo Boost Max 3.0-

Security technologies

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

TXT-
EDB+
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.

AMD-V+
VT-d+
VT-x+
EPT+

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 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
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.


Overall 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 10.08
  • Passmark

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.

i3-10100F 8850

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-10100F is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 75
Battlefield 5 122
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 107
Far Cry 5 92
Far Cry New Dawn 77
Forza Horizon 4 118
Horizon Zero Dawn 78
Red Dead Redemption 2 76
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 86

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High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 68
Battlefield 5 113
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 92
Far Cry 5 92
Far Cry New Dawn 74
Forza Horizon 4 115
Horizon Zero Dawn 62
Metro Exodus 59
Red Dead Redemption 2 39
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 77
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 108

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Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 56
Battlefield 5 103
Far Cry 5 87
Far Cry New Dawn 68
Forza Horizon 4 97
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 60

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High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57
Horizon Zero Dawn 43
Metro Exodus 35
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 47

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 40
Battlefield 5 75
Far Cry 5 61
Far Cry New Dawn 62
Forza Horizon 4 76

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High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 31
Horizon Zero Dawn 23
Metro Exodus 21
Red Dead Redemption 2 16
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 39

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Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 24
Battlefield 5 41
Far Cry 5 31
Far Cry New Dawn 35
Forza Horizon 4 52

Relative perfomance

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


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-10100F by AMD is Ryzen 5 2400G, which is slower by 1% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

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User rating

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