Intel’s Core i3-14100 processor has had its worth leaked by a US retailer, forward of the CPU’s rumored unveiling subsequent month at CES 2024 (together with the remainder of the yet-to-be-released Raptor Lake Refresh lineup by Workforce Blue) .
On X (previously Twitter), @momomo_us was hawk-eyed sufficient to see that the retailer, BLT, listed the worth of this 14th-gen processor as $150 (round £120, AU$220). Nevertheless, in contrast to most leaks, this isn’t the retail worth, however the worth for bulk shopping for trays for the CPU.
The Core i3-14100 is a quad-core chip (with 8 threads – and no effectivity cores), and represents the least highly effective Raptor Lake Refresh processor on the desktop – and thus probably the most inexpensive.
In comparison with the Core i3-13100, it is going to stay largely the identical, however the increase velocity will get a lift, so the rumors reckon. It is 4.7GHz, so 200MHz sooner, which is fairly plausible as that is the case with different 14th gen CPUs. Intel seems to have a 200MHz enhance with most (however not all) of this silicon.
In idea, we’ll see this CPU and different non-Ok processors for the 14th era on January eighth. (So far solely ‘Ok’ chips unlocked for overclocking have been launched – non-Ok fashions can’t be overclocked and run barely slower than some other ‘Ok’ equal).
Evaluation: Value issues
For the reason that 14100 worth is for bulk shopping for right here (retailers or PC producers shopping for trays of chips), you may shrug and surprise what the relevance is to the common shopper.
Nicely, the screenshot supplied by the leaker exhibits the tray worth for the 13100, and it is nearly the identical – only a contact beneath, in reality, at $148.
Certainly, within the US the present retail worth for the 13100 is at this stage – $148 (at Newegg, on the time of writing) – so add spice, however the intention for Intel appears to be to debut the Core i3-14100 at across the identical worth, or perhaps one contact extra, for the buyer.
It is smart because the at present launched Raptor Lake Refresh fashions are priced across the identical as their Raptor Lake counterparts. (14900K is identical worth, with the 14700K and 14600K really dropping very barely, however they’re throughout the identical ballpark because the final gen actually).
It is potential Intel will go the opposite means and reduce issues up a little bit bit with lower-end CPUs – but it surely’s unlikely we’ll see any significant enhance or something to fret about as this leak suggests.
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