Information about the unreleased Intel Raptor Lake Core i3 processor has appeared on a Chinese online platform. User has put up a Qualification Sample (QS) for sale Intel Core i3-14100 for 120 dollars. The seller claims that the chip has official retail specifications – “4 cores and 3.5 GHz.”
This processor belongs to the Core i3-14100 family and should be in the low segment. Configuration 4C/8T with clock frequency 3.5 GHz, according to the Goofish store listing. L3 cache is 12 MB and TDP is approx. 60 Wwhich matches its predecessors Raptor Lake and Alder Lake.
It is assumed that there will also be a version of the Core i3-14100T with a clock frequency of 2.7 GHz and a TDP of 35 W, which will be the end of the family.
A comparison with the Intel Core i3-13100F shows slight differences and performance is expected to be slightly higher. The starting retail price of the Intel Core i3-14100 is estimated at just under 150 dollars, perhaps $25 less for the version with the “F” suffix.
The arrival of this processor could create better deals for buyers considering the Core i3-13100 or 12100. Despite being classified as low-end chips, their price/performance ratio could lead to inclusion at the bottom of gaming processor rankings.
These characteristics are of interest to those who follow the Intel processor market and are waiting for CES 2024 for the official announcement of a product such as the Core i3 with a locked multiplier.