Intel Core i5 7600K vs i3 9100F

We compared two 4-core desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 7600K against the 3.6 GHz i3 9100F. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 9100F and 7600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 7600K
  • Includes an integrated GPU Intel HD Graphics 630
Advantages of Intel Core i3 9100F
  • Newer - released 2-years and 4-months later
  • Consumes up to 29% less energy than the Core i5 7600K – 65 vs 91 Watt
  • Around 1.74 GB/s (5%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 7600K and i3 9100F


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2017 April 23, 2019
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Kaby Lake Coffee Lake
Model number i5-7600K i3-9100F
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1151
Integrated GPU HD Graphics 630 No


Cores 4 4
Threads 4 4
Base Frequency 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 36x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 256K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 6MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 91 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 630 -
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz -
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz -
Shading Units 192 -
TMUs 24 -
ROPs 3 -
Execution Units 24 -
TGP 15 W -
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz -

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2400
Memory Size 64 GB 64 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Support No Yes


Official site Intel Core i5 7600K official page Intel Core i3 9100F official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2

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