News Intel Quietly Launches Core i3-10100F To Battle The Non-Existent Ryzen 3 3300X

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Hmmmmm, AMD still hasn't announced lower end zen 3 processors, so... This might actually play a bit to Intel's advantage especially for those just getting into building a pc on a budget
 
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TCA_ChinChin

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Interesting to see Intel have such a good offering on the low end. This is indeed a great opportunity for Intel to make more inroads to the under 100$ market. We'll have to wait and see what the low end of Zen 3 compares to this one.
 

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This may be intel's new niche for now; Today, Intel is the budget alternative to AMD. It is much cheaper for me today to build an intel setup with an i3-9100f vs an AMD Ryzen alternative. This new i3-10100f CPU will be the "go to" budget gaming chip considering it will even be cheaper than the Ryzen 3100.

Also, although my main gaming rig is a Ryzen 3900x, I built a rig for someone recently with an i9-9900K cpu which I was able to pick up at Newegg for $379, coupled with an inexpensive Z390 motherboard and it nearly matched my rig in performance, yet was a couple hundred bucks cheaper overall. It's weird how the tides have turned but that's the reality I guess.
 

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At that price sounds like a nice entry level chip for gaming/working. At least while the Ryzen 3 cpus are not around.

It seems to be the same 10100 but without a iGPU, and if thats the case it barely match the Ryzen 3 3100 in some productity works and lose in most of them. Gaming wise seems to be basically the same, the only times it wins against 3300X is while using a Z490 mobo and DDR4 3200 RAM. (https://www.techspot.com/review/2033-intel-core-i3-10100/)

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAPq9Lthhnc


Im guessing intel cripple the new core i3 somehow, to avoid Core i7 7700K owners rage. Still at less than U$ 99 sounds like a nice deal.

In any case you could probably get a Ryzen 5 2600 + B450 mobo + DDR4 3200 memory for equal or less than a i3 10100 + Z490 mobo + DDR4 3200 memory.
 

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In any case you could probably get a Ryzen 5 2600 + B450 mobo + DDR4 3200 memory for equal or less than a i3 10100 + Z490 mobo + DDR4 3200 memory.
Few sane people would put an i3 on a z490 motherboard, h470 would make a whole lot more sense. DDR4 pricing is more or less flat from 2133 through 3200, so I wouldn't call 3200MT/s RAM an expense over anything else and on platforms that don't allow memory clocks to go that high, timing margins can still be leveraged to tighten latencies.
 

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Uhh, no. This chip is $50 less than the $130 3300X. I think this author just made an (bad) assumption and posted an article as if their assumption were fact.

This looks to me more like a dozen or so 14nm fab plant managers asked the question "What do we do with these 200,000 i3-10100's whos iGPU failed validation after that screw up last month?" and the answer was "Rebadge them to i3-10100F and knock $50 off the price."

A lot less dramatic but a lot more probable sequence of events.
 
A 2600k wouldn't come close to this, though I would probably still rather own one for overclocking fun.

If they can sell it for msrp, it will be a killer deal.

Currently the supposedly cheaper k varients of other chips aren't really any cheaper, but I hope this one is.
 

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any one knows why there are no i1 cpu ? we allways had i3 i5 i7 and so on , but never i1
There are no 2/4/6/8 either. Just an arbitrary marketing gimmick, made even more gimmicky by the fact that 3/5/7/9 is redundant since in the iN-mmXXX number scheme for mainstream CPUs, the 'N' value can be deduced from the XXX value: 100-300 = i3, 400-600 = i5 (except for the 2000-series), 700 = i7, 800-999 = i9.
 

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any one knows why there are no i1 cpu ? we allways had i3 i5 i7 and so on , but never i1
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/intel-core-i3-i5-i7,8094.html

“Core i3 and Core i5 are new modifiers and join the previously announced Intel Core i7 to round out the family structure. It is important to note that these are not brands but modifiers to the Intel Core brand that signal different features and benefits,” Calder added.
The new Core line will be naturally be position from bottom to top Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7. The odd-numbers convention makes sense with the possibility that some consumers may confused Core 2 Duo and Quad with 2 and 4.
 

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Quietly because not much has changed or different from the first quad core i3, the i3-8100!😅 The "F" is quite poor value too without the integrated graphics where it is useful for VP9 codec and Adobe Premiere acceleration, or single GPU mining on a personal machine.
 
It's a sad day for Intel when they are fighting on the bottom end product stack instead of swinging for the top end stack where higher margins lie.
Yes, very very sad for intel in deed.

https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/AMD/amd/net-income
AMD net income for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 was $0.157B,
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/INTC/intel/net-income
Intel net income for the quarter ending June 30, 2020 was $5.105B

Yay. Another i7-7700, with very marginally better single core performance and somewhat lower TDP.
At one third the price...boo to corporations!
 
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RodroX

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Few sane people would put an i3 on a z490 motherboard, h470 would make a whole lot more sense. DDR4 pricing is more or less flat from 2133 through 3200, so I wouldn't call 3200MT/s RAM an expense over anything else and on platforms that don't allow memory clocks to go that high, timing margins can still be leveraged to tighten latencies.
Ok, fair enough, I forgot about H470, but H470 does not have support for DDR4 3200, you can top at 2933MHz, and yes maybe adjust the timings a bit, I would still get the same R5 2600 + B450 + DDR4 RAM for the price of a Core i3 10100 + H470 + DDR4 2933 RAM (or DDR4 3200 if you wish since they are basically the same price).

if the buyer don't mind losing the small chance to be remain somehow competitive agaisnt Ryzen, then they can go with a cheaper B460 or H410 instead.
 

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