Intel has released the Core i3-10100F processor. This processor should not be included in the processors of the Comet Lake-S series (10th generation). The chipset is currently not on Intel’s price list. Nevertheless, this processor is said to be a rival of the AMD Ryzen 3 3300 X, which was previously intensely sought by PC manufacturers.
The Core i3-10100F will be ready to become a budget gaming champion. The 14 nm Comet Lake chip comes with 4 cores and 8 threads that have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of 4.3 GHz. With a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65W, this CPU doesn’t need really good cooling, which is good news for PC makers on a budget.
The letter F at the end of the model indicates that the Core i3-10100F has no integrated graphics. This processor does not need it as it is intended for users who are likely to install VGA as well.
According to Intel, the price of the Core i3-10100F will be between $ 79 and $ 97 (when converted to Rp 1,159,540.67 to Rp 1,423,739.81). However, Intel has not specified when the quad-core processors will be freely retailed.
It is very clear that the Intel Core i3-10100F is catching up with the Ryzen 3 3300X. AMD chips based on the Zen 2 micro-architecture and 7 nm fabrication also have a 4-core and 8-thread configuration. Compared to the Core i3-10100F, the Ryzen 3 3300X has a faster 200 MHz base clock and 10 MB more L3 cache.
Like the Core i3-10100F, the Ryzen 3 3300X also has no integrated graphics. The Zen 2 processor also has a TDP of 65W, which of course is a perfect opponent for the Core i3-10100F. AMD includes a Wraith Stealth CPU cooler with the Ryzen 3 3300X, while Intel might equip the Core i3-10100F with the same standard heat sink that Intel has been using for years.
The Ryzen 3 3300X was available shortly after launch, now its ubiquitous inventory has been out of stock for about five months. It remains to be seen whether the Core i3-10100F can keep up with the Ryzen 3 3300X in terms of gaming performance. If so, Intel is definitely going to win when it comes to meeting the demands users need.
Editor: Salman “mmonrz”