Intel Core i3-8109U: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i3-8109U


Intel started Core i3-8109U sales 3 April 2018. This is Coffee Lake architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 2 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3600 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCBGA1528 processor with a TDP of 28 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 21.41 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

General info

Of Core i3-8109U processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Achitecture codename
Coffee Lake
Release date
3 April 2018

Technical specs

Core i3-8109U's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i3-8109U's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
3.6 GHz
of 5
L1 cache
128 KB
of 768
L2 cache
512 KB
of 16384
L3 cache
4 MB
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 7
Die size
123 mm2
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
of 105
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
of 105
64 bit support


Information on Core i3-8109U compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
of 8
Power consumption (TDP)
28 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i3-8109U. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Security technologies

Core i3-8109U technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i3-8109U are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i3-8109U.
Supported memory types

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i3-8109U. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i3-8109U is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i3-8109U performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i3-8109U from AMD is A10-5750M, which is faster by 3% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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