A new Intel Core i3-14100 quad-core CPU has unexpectedly made its way to the retail market in China. Despite its official debut not being scheduled until 2024, the processor has been listed on the third-party retail outlet known as Goofish. This early release has caused a stir among tech enthusiasts who are eagerly awaiting Intel’s 14th Gen Non-K CPUs.
Although the Intel Core i3-14100 is still labeled as a Qualification Sample (QS), which typically indicates that it is identical to the retail version, it is unusual for such samples to be available for purchase before the official release. In the past, reviewers would receive QS samples for testing, but companies have started providing retail samples to eliminate any discrepancies between the two.
Based on leaked information, the Intel Core i3-14100 features a 4 P-Core design, making it a standard quad-core processor with eight threads. It has a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a boost clock speed of 4.7 GHz, along with a 60W TDP and a 110W MTP. With 5 MB of L2 cache and 12 MB of L3 cache, this CPU is expected to be priced competitively at around $100-$120 US.
Early performance benchmarks on Geekbench show promising results, with the Intel Core i3-14100 achieving a 12% improvement in single-core performance and a 23% improvement in multi-core performance compared to its predecessor. However, real-life application tests will provide a more accurate assessment of its capabilities.
Although the official release of Intel’s 14th Gen Non-K CPUs is still months away, the availability of the Intel Core i3-14100 in China suggests that the company may be preparing for an earlier launch. It remains to be seen if this early release in China will affect the planned debut date for the rest of the lineup.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Intel Core i3-14100 officially released?
No, the Intel Core i3-14100 is scheduled for an official release in 2024. However, it has unexpectedly appeared on a retail outlet in China.
What is the price of the Intel Core i3-14100?
The expected price of the Intel Core i3-14100 is around $100-$120 US.
How does the Intel Core i3-14100 compare to its predecessor in terms of performance?
Early benchmarks show a 12% improvement in single-core performance and a 23% improvement in multi-core performance compared to its predecessor. However, real-life application tests are needed for a more accurate assessment.
When will Intel’s 14th Gen Non-K CPUs be available?
Intel’s 14th Gen Non-K CPUs are expected to hit retail shelves around CES 2024.
Should I upgrade to Intel’s 14th Gen Non-K CPUs if I already have a 13th Gen chip?
If you already have a 13th Gen chip, it may not be worth upgrading to the 14th Gen unless you have an older 12th Gen or 11th Gen SKU or are looking for a bigger performance and platform feature update.