What appears to be a retail-spec Intel Core i3-13100 showed up on the online CPU-Z Validator page. Tum Apisak, a prolific Twitter-based tech data digger, unearthed a processor verification page, suggest Here’s confirmation of the leak he shared last month. A base clock points to his 3,415 MHz “nothing exciting” Raptor Lake processor. The important thing to note here is that the next-generation processor basehis clock appears to be only 100 MHz higher than the current processor, with no apparent adjustments to the core configuration. It’s still part of the 4C/8T. As with leaks, take speculation with a grain of salt.
Tom’s Hardware reviewed the Intel Core i3-12100 this summer and gave it 4 out of 5 stars for its attractive price/performance ratio. Notably, it offered Alder Lake’s excellent single-threaded performance, and the 4C/8T configuration worked pretty well for his PC games in 2022 as well. suitable memory/motherboard). It exists in a market segment where AMD doesn’t offer much competition. However, Intel’s seeming limp here in the generational transition to the i3-13100 doesn’t get any support.
So how do the i3-13100’s specs compare to the i3-12100? A quick look at a few bits of information suggests that the 13100 is an incremental update to the previous generation.
|Intel Core i3-12100||Intel Core i3-13100|
|Release price||$139||$ RKL Premium?|
|Available||January 2022||January 2023?|
Two big highlights of the upcoming Raptor Lake family are: Improved architecture performance cores (AKA Raptor Cove), and doubling or adding efficiency cores (Gracemont, same architecture as Alder Lake). If this leak and some of the other rumors swirling at the moment are correct, the upcoming Intel Core i3-13100 will benefit from neither of these attractions. It is believed to be a simple 13th Gen refresh based on the Alder Lake die.
Core i3-13100 official specs probably won’t be published until 2023
Intel has so far only officially discussed a launch trio of overclockable CPUs with the ‘K’ suffix. The Core i9-13900K, i7-13700K and i5-13600K LGA1700 chips are expected to be released on October 20th along with an overclockable Z790 motherboard and pre-orders will be available from his October 13th (this Thursday). will be started. However, mainstream PC DIY enthusiasts and off-the-shelf customers often prefer one of the wide range of non-K chips that will eventually be released due to budget and power consumption considerations. If Intel follows last year’s playbook, a non-K processor like the nominal Intel Core i3-13100 probably won’t launch until his CES 2023 in January.