Intel Core i3-9100 4-Core Processor Review


Power Consumption

Power consumption is something that you should be aware of with regards to processors as someone is going to be paying the electric bill. The processors that we have tested have a wide range of TDPs that you can find in the bullet list below.

  • AMD Ryzen 7 3900X – 105W TDP
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X – 65W TDP
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3600X – 95W TDP
  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700X – 105W TDP
  • Intel Core i9-9900K – 95W TDP
  • Intel Core i5-9400F – 65W TDP
  • Intel Core i3-9100 – 65W TDP
  • Intel Core i7-8700K – 95W TDP
  • Intel Core i5-8400K – 65W TDP

The Intel Core i3-9100 was the only quad-core processor in our chart, so when it used the least power under load it was not shocking. The entire platform topped out at just 113 Watts while running Cinebench R20, which was about 55 Watts higher than when the system was at idle.