Intel Prepping the Core i3-10100F @ $79 to Challenge the Ryzen 3 3100

Intel is prepping the F variant of its 10th Gen Core i3-10100 for launch soon at just $79 to challenge AMD’s highly successful Ryzen 3 3100/3300X processors.


This isn’t really surprising considering how well the Core i3-9100F and 9400F did in the Eastern markets. The former is still the most popular Intel chip in Russia, while it’s the second most popular processor in China.

CPUCores/ThreadsBase ClockBoostL3 CacheTDPPrice
Core i3-101004/83.6GHz4.3GHz6MB65W$129
Ryzen 3 3300X4/83.8GHz4.3GHz18MB65W$129

Unfortunately like all previous lower-end Intel chips, the motherboards recommended for these parts are limited to 2400/2666MHz memory support which severely limits the memory bandwidth, in turn punishing the gaming performance. This, along with the extended backward compatibility of AMD’s AM4 platform has given Team Red a real edge in all markets.


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