The first Intel processors from the 14th generation Core series have already arrived in local stores. So far, we have only seen high-performance models with an unlocked multiplier, but it is no big secret that soon the Blues will also officially present slower models for less demanding customers. The only thing is that there is no reason to expect a revolution in the offer, as proven by the example of the low-positioned Core i3-14100 model.
The leaks show that the Intel Core i3-14100 accelerates to 4.7 GHz in Boost mode, so it should be 200 MHz faster than its immediate predecessor, the Core i3-13100.
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The unit in question unexpectedly appeared on the Chinese sales platform Goofish. The Intel Core i3-14100 from the Raptor Lake Refresh line is still waiting for its debut, but one of the sellers already offers a qualifying version of this processor. The system is marked with the code S-SPEC SRN26 and probably works with the same parameters as the official version, which is expected to be available for sale after the New Year. So we are talking about a 4-core/8-thread system with a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz. The leaks show that this model accelerates to 4.7 GHz in Boost mode, so it should be 200 MHz faster than its immediate predecessor, the Core i3-13100. There is an iGPU system on board, although a cheaper i3-14100F model without this system should also be available.
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The processor was priced at 850 yuan (approx. $118), so it turns out to be cheaper than its predecessor, which debuted at $134. We therefore hope that the manufacturer will not increase the price of its weakest model in the series. The good news is that the Intel Core i3-14100 is now supported by almost all motherboards with the 600/700 series chipset. People who buy the qualification version in question do not have to worry that the chip will only serve as a paperweight in the near future.
Source: VideoCardz, @harukaze5719