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.
|CPU||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Boost||L3 Cache||TDP||Price|
|Ryzen 3 3300X||4/8||3.8GHz||4.3GHz||18MB||65W||$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.